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Is it God’s Will, or MIne?

I’m going to wade into a thorny issue here and spout my own opinion. However, wiser minds than mine have grappled with this and they would disagree with me. So, for what it is worth, here is a non-theologian, practical, version for us common folks. How do we know if God’s will is being done […]

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I’m a good Christian, Where are my Blessings?

God promises blessings. Psalms 37 says He will give us the desires of our hearts. Heck, even many preachers tell us we should be living like royalty. If we would just claim it, all we dream of having can be ours. We’ve been led to believe a very one-sided gospel, one that essentially says once […]

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Does Living in God’s will Guarantee Success?

This is part 2 of a series on setting godly goals and living God’s will. See part 1 here Just the other day I came across someone’s comment to a blog post –the writer wanted to live out God’s will for her life and she felt strongly that she was being called to work from […]

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Is Goal Setting Godly?

This is one I struggle with. Typical goal setting advice encourages us to discover what we want for our lives, make a plan, and go for it. I’ve tried that route and when what I want doesn’t line up with what God has for me, even if I achieve the goal, it ends up being […]

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The Map

We are all looking for the map that will guide us through this life. Life can be confusing, discouraging and just plain frustrating. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was some place we could turn to for all the answers? A tome filled with  wisdom and comfort that would have the perfect solutions, no matter […]

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Who Does God think I am?

Have you ever thought about that? We spend so much of our time worrying about what others think about us, hoping we impress and please; trying to meet others expectations. All in the pursuit of getting some validation, some pat on the back from another mere mortal. We often build our entire self image out […]