August 25, 2013Weekly Devotional

Do you think today’s world or culture sees and understands beauty the way it was originally designed? Do you think today’s world would look at you and see a different kind of beauty in your attitude, your actions or your words? What is beauty? Beauty is what reflects God. Beauty has to do with God and His holiness. Where do we see beauty? We can see God’s beauty in the rising and setting of the sun. We can see beauty in our loving family, friendships and relationships. But is it … Read More

Woe & Wooing: THE CALL TO COME

August 18, 2013Weekly Devotional

As we finish up our “Summer to Know God Better” reading series in Isaiah remember that: God is GOOD. God is LOVE. God’s goals and plans for us are ALWAYS GOOD. (1 JOHN 4:8) HE created us for RELATIONSHIPS and to be conformed into His IMAGE. (Romans 8:29-30) *To be like Jesus and to become light to a dark world and to know that God’s ways are HIGHER than our ways. (Isa 55:9).   We are those beloved sons and daughters that God loves. And as his children, because HE … Read More

God is Trying to Tell You Something

August 11, 2013Weekly Devotional

I slipped into my seat, grabbed my notebook, read the title of Chuck King’s sermon and laughed out loud…right there in front of God and everyone! It read; “God Is Trying To Tell You Something”. Ironically for months now, I have been focused on seeking the Lord’s direction for a particular decision; to little avail-so writing this specific devotional reminded me that Papa has a wonderful sense of humor, as well as great timing. Seriously though, God is indeed speaking so what should we be doing to listen? One of … Read More

A Hezekiah Heart

August 8, 2013Weekly Devotional

“As long as my faith gives me peace and security, who cares if the next generation suffers.” When Pastor Shawn uttered that sentence I felt exposed. Like a doctor’s scalpel, God used those words to go beneath my skin and expose the heart within. Where were the places where I used faith to cover my self-centeredness? Where was I failing to see the eternal impact of my selfish actions? Worse than having a Hezekiah Heart would be hearing this word from God, and then not personalizing it for my own … Read More

To God Be the Glory!

August 4, 2013Weekly Devotional

When was the last time you experienced God’s glory in your life? At 6:30 pm last night I was reading through the sermon notes and trying to come up with the first paragraph for this devotion. I finally decided to ask myself the following question, “Do you recall the last time you saw a beautiful rainbow after a hard rainfall”? At 6:55 pm, I came downstairs to start typing this post and what would you know; there was a hard rainfall outside and the sun was shining. I couldn’t see … Read More