It’s a Faith Walk

Well… I assume that most of you have heard the news that Aaron and I are planting a brand new church in Hendersonville, TN.  We leave San Antonio in June and the first Sunday at Restoring Hope Church is 9.14.14.  It is exciting and terrifying all at the same time.  Aaron has been telling me for a year that this was coming, and the more he said it, the more I said “NAH”…  Well, God has a way of making us surrender. To say that we have it all figured out would be a stretch of the truth, but day-by-day, God is showing us the steps to take.  That old song “One day at a time, Sweet Jesus” is coming to our mind over and over.  It is a faith walk! Isn’t that what life is supposed to be about?  I mean, if we have everything in our own ability, then...

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Gratitude is the best Attitude

Have you ever done something for someone and didn’t even get a simple “Thank You” in return?  Oh come on…  I know we all say that we don’t do things to have someone say thank you, but if we were honest, in most cases we expect it. We hope that drilling manners into our children will cause them to grow up with a thankful heart.  We continue to tell them how blessed they are to live in a land where they have freedom, how blessed they are to have a roof over their head, how they need to be thankful for all they have been given.  And in this season of thankfulness, have I really had an attitude of gratitude? Ugh…  I have to admit that I don’t do those moments well…  You know…  Those where the Lord convicts you and says; you want everyone...

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Mission Possible

  Everyone is given a special assignment to complete while on this earth.  Some may call it a Mission…  A Calling…  It is a task that he/she feels it is their duty to carry it out.  Often times we get our “Self Mission” confused with our “God Mission”.   Proverbs 16:9 says:  A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.  We often have it all mapped out and God is saying;  those are your plans,  but I am the one who orders your steps. God gave you purpose and desires when he knitted you together in your mothers womb,  he placed your mission inside of you…  Jeremiah 1:5. I can hear you asking, how do I know my God Mission vs my Self Mission?   Our God Mission is a focus of motivating...

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“Trusting God”

Have you ever realized that the more you proclaim and believe a specific word for your life, the harder you are fought? I have decided to take the “Trusting God” challenge. It sounds really important, however it is something that I made up myself.  Here’s the “Trusting God” vision statement. Instead of worrying, I believe.   Instead of becoming frustrated, I rejoice. And when it looks hopeless, I hold on a little longer.   I’ve spoken these things over my life the last several mornings.  I say, God, I know the situation looks this way, but I’m believing you’re turning it around.   On a certain day I prayed, I read the word but I didn’t fully “give it all to God”.  I held on to the worry.   I...

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The Broken Ones

This past week I sent Aaron to the grocery store to pick up a few things. He very rarely goes to the grocery and when he does I can always count on a phone call from him asking, “what aisle is this on”? As I’m directing him though the store I said, “hey Aaron while you’re in that area go ahead and grab a carton of eggs”, of course me being his navigation system he has no choice but do as I’ve asked. (Insert evil tone)  Hahaha… He says I’ve got them and heading to checkout.  I’m sure by this point Aaron is ready to get me off the phone for fear that I’ll keep asking him to get stuff. I said Aaron did you check the eggs to see if they were broken?  He said do I need to?  I said yes you do,  If you...

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Meditate On It!

Meditate On It!

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