Handling the Ups & Downs of Life

I used to like roller coasters, but last summer, I got off of a roller coaster and didn’t care if I ever rode one again or not. Up. Down. Up. Down. Round and round. Then we exited right where we got on. It’s too much like life. Life is full of ups and downs, yet most of the action is an illusion and we end very close to where we began.

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Psalms

These short songs of praise lift our thought and our emotions higher - toward God in the Heavens.  This book is all HEART: revealing God's heart while calling the human heart that much closer.  The instruction, prayers, prophesies, and narratives mirror our experiences and help our SOULS to be more spirit than flesh.

Growing in the Glory of God

Why is the ocean blue?  Why are leaves green?  Why do birds sing?  Why did Jesus die a criminal's death? One simple reason: because God wanted it that way.  He exists, creates, and loves ... for Himself (Isaiah 46:9-10).  This life is not about me; it's all about Him! God wants the glory and will … Continue reading Growing in the Glory of God

How to Pray for Your Friends

Do you ever catch yourself praying and wonder if what you are asking is even close to what God wants? I've wondered that a lot. I'll be praying for someone to be healed of arthritis and think, 'Maybe God doesn't want to heal them yet. Maybe there's some bigger plan here.' I've prayed for men to get jobs, for new vehicles, for better apartments, for changes in circumstance and situation and then asked myself: 'What if God doesn't want to do what I'm asking because He knows better?' I think that sometimes our prayers don't fall in line with what God is doing. Here are 4 thing that you can know God wants to answer...

Let Us Praise

Life is full of praise... Parents praising children, Grandparents praising grandchildren, Men praising automobiles, Women praising outfits and meals, a painter’s masterpiece, a conductor’s symphony, a chef’s meal, an architect’s building... Praise is a release of inner joy and excitement (Psalm 39:1-3).