The American Idol
Sometimes I question God and his timing on things. Much like this post. As this message has been swelling in my spirit for weeks now, I am somewhat bewildered by the timing. I have asked over and over for certainty, because I have a bad habit it seems for bad timing. However, I know this to be true to my heart, therefore, here goes..... For the record, I was raised as a proud American. I have sung Lee Greenwood's song "Proud to Be an American" more times than I could count. I
This past Friday I was reading a book in preparation for a meeting I was going to. The very first thing I read was this, "...spending time in places of weakness is key to maturity in Christ...." The context of the writing was talking about our gifts in Christ. The author was talking about our strengths and weaknesses in the body of Christ. Some of us are strong in one area and we tend to spend all our time focusing on our strength. However, the author was suggesting that to b
Check the Mail.
This Monday started off like most weeks do. Off to work, well, actually a continuing education class for me. I needed some hours for my Auctioneer license and so I went off to South Nashville to attend my class. As I sat there, soaking in what the speaker had to say, well, at least partially. (If we are all honest, auctioneers in general, do not care for continuing education, we only endure it in order to maintain our license. However, the teacher was actually very interestin
How To Say It.....
Ever had something you felt you needed to say, but you were not sure how to say it? That is something I struggle with a lot. There are times I sense a need to say something or have that urge to stand boldly on an issue, but that pesky little voice saying I am not saying it correctly or will be misunderstood crops up. What I have learned in my short 40 years is that is voice has a name. Fear. It is fear that keeps us so many times from saying what we are compelled by the Spiri
Have you ever reached that point where you are literally exhausted? I am talking about that moment your body finally screams "enough" and your mind simply agrees? I hit that point this week. When I woke up today, it really did not seem like I was awake. I drove to our old family farm to pick some things up, and I must have been on autopilot, cause most of the trip seemed like a blur. It has been a long week. One filled with your typical ups and downs. But starting on Wednesda
For Fear of Men
So lets be honest for a minute. Being liked feels good. Being followed on social networks gives your self esteem a boost. Seeing people click the like button on a post you make is a real boost for your day. Being accepted makes you feel acceptable, and that is a major good feeling. I struggle like anyone else with this ego boost syndrome. I have often said, "I like being liked." However, at times this can cause a dilemma in my spirit. Seems like sometimes I have something to
God's Agents of Smash now available.
Gods's Agents of Smash! We have officially launched the first edition of God's Agents of Smash. The stories through the Bible of God using ordinary people to break down the barriers between Him and His people. Our hope and prayer is that God will use this study to draw you into a deeper understanding of all He has gone through to once again be with His people which includes you. Also, that you may see how God can use you in His plans to break down current barriers we have pla
Give Me a Week
Last week started off like the rest have lately. A week was ahead and there was a lot of uncertainties in our path. The main one of course was wondering how we were going to finish our barn house so we could move. I was honored to start the week off on the porch of the barn in a time of prayer. I was very uncertain of what to pray. I came to God with my plan on how I could finish and pay for the work. You ever done that? As I laid out my plan before Him, part of me was broken
Lesson #86 Change is Necessary
Change is required to grow into who they were created to be. #lessonsfromsheep #EnjoyTheShepherd
Lesson #85 Bolt For the Shepherd
Bolt for the Shepherd when release from the Pen! #lessonsfromsheep #EnjoyTheShepherd