There is an area in our little community full of sunflowers. It is so beautiful and inviting, several have taken advantage of opportunities for family pictures and bridal portraits. As we drove by one morning, I noticed the sunflowers facing the same direction. I immediately thought, “Their faces are toward the sun.” Can you guess… Continue reading Your Face I Will Seek
A teenage girl enjoying a day at Chesapeake Bay dove into shallow water and became a quadriplegic. A day at the beach results in a shark attack, and a surfer loses her arm. A Christian singer loses his first wife to cancer. Joni Eareckson Tada. Bethany Hamilton. Jeremy Camp. What do these people have in… Continue reading Platforms of Opportunity
So many people influence my life. Immediately, I think of my mother. The memory of her life and encouragement continues to influence me. She mentored and encouraged me as an administrative professional to pursue excellence and always put forth my best effort. Even when I am discouraged, I cannot stay there because I quickly recall… Continue reading The Impact of Influence
"Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one [of them] claimed that anything belonging to him was [exclusively] his own, but everything was common property and for the use of all. And with great ability and power the apostles were continuously testifying to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus,… Continue reading The Blessing of Generosity
What a thrill to watch one who has pressed on to reach a goal! We may think of examples of those competing in a race though they were injured. Either a competitor or someone from the stands comes to help them to the finish line. There will be a day when believers will go through… Continue reading Through Gates of Splendor
In relation to events that happen at gates, we talked earlier about shopping malls and the lobbies of some major buildings. It’s interesting to see how even some larger churches may have a bookstore, a café or two, a children’s play area, or even a broadcast station. Times have not really changed much. As we… Continue reading Hanging Out at the Gate
Jesus is the gate. This is a strange statement, isn’t it? Actually, there are quite a few strange titles Jesus gives Himself. He is also the Light of the world, the Bread of Life, and the Living Water. These are just a few of the titles identifying Jesus in Scripture, which remind us He is… Continue reading How Do You Get Through the Gate?
It is believed that the work, “The Invisible Man” is an exploration of examining a man’s character. It asks the personal question, Would I be the same person if I knew I could get away with anything? Being invisible allowed the main character to act out without any consequences to himself. Dwight L. Moody touched… Continue reading Who Are You When No One is Looking?