The Color of Character

“The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.” Acts 4:13 NLT I alway had a thing for art as aContinue reading “The Color of Character”

Character in Real-Time

“Then their good character will shine through their actions, adding luster to the teaching of our Savior God” Titus 2 (MSG) One of my favorite shows of all time was the show “24.” Outside of a great lead character and the crazy storylines was the one aspect each episode offered that no other show was offering:Continue reading “Character in Real-Time”

Picking up the Pieces: 4 Thoughts About Personal Brokenness

Have you ever said, “What just happened?” Me too. Last winter, I had one of “those” mornings. As I’m leaving for the day, I’m doing my best to be careful pulling my car out of the garage and I destroyed my driver’s-side mirror. I remember being physically exhausted.  My mind was wide awake saying “You’reContinue reading “Picking up the Pieces: 4 Thoughts About Personal Brokenness”

The 2 Things I Got Right in Marriage: A Blog for Singles (also married peeps):

Anne has been on me a while about writing a marriage blog to singles. I’ve been setting aside the idea for a long time.  But over the past two weeks, some comments have come my way,  “I love reading about your mistakes. They help me correct my own.” “Some of your mistakes help me toContinue reading “The 2 Things I Got Right in Marriage: A Blog for Singles (also married peeps):”

“You are the answer to your own prayer”: 7 prayers you may be the answer for.

“Prayer reminds us that we are human while also reminding us that God is God.” Charlie Dates In daily prayer life, people can tend to miss a couple of things. First, we miss out on some very important aspects of prayer.  The largest portion of our prayer shouldn’t be spent on petition (presenting requests). In fact,Continue reading ““You are the answer to your own prayer”: 7 prayers you may be the answer for.”

2 Minute Devo: What are you thinking Day 10

We’re focusing on what the Bible says about the “mind” and how that affects us.  Spend time on the devo and take a minute or two to ponder what the Word is challenging you to do. Philippians 2:1-4 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit,Continue reading “2 Minute Devo: What are you thinking Day 10”

2 Minute Devo: What are you thinking Day 3

We’re focusing on what the Bible says about the “mind” and how that affects us.  Spend time on the devo and take a minute or two to ponder what the Word is challenging you to do. Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 8

Welcome to our 2 Minute Devos. This month we are in our Annual Marriage Series at Kalamazoo First Assembly of God and we’re going through devotions for couples. Take the time to read through the passage of the day and listen to the 2 Minute Devo. Colossians 3:13 …bearing with one another and, if one has aContinue reading “2 Minute Marriage Devo – Day 8”

2 Minute Devo Series: Book of Matthew Day 17

Welcome to our 2 Minute Devos. This month we’re going through the Book of Matthew. Take the time to read through the passage of the day and listen to the 2 Minute Devo. Matthew 16 English Standard Version (ESV) The Pharisees and Sadducees Demand Signs 16 And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they askedContinue reading “2 Minute Devo Series: Book of Matthew Day 17”

2 Minute Marriage Devo: “Loving your spouse like who?” #marriage

June is our journey through some scripture selections on the topic of Marriage.  I want to invite you to join me. It’s as simple as looking at the blog and reading the passage for the day.  Today’s passage is John 13:34-35: John 13:34-35 34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as IContinue reading “2 Minute Marriage Devo: “Loving your spouse like who?” #marriage”