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“But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth.” 2 Timothy 4:17 I have a quote on my letter board in my home that says “we won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose” (Bob Goff) When my six year old daughter asked me what “purpose” was I explained to her that it meant that every single person has something that they are meant to do with their lives. Something good. Something…

“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6 There’s a song by Pat Barrett called “Canvas and Clay” and the ending of the songs says “you’re not finished with me, you’re not finished with me yet” This has become my mantra. God began his work in my life the moment I was conceived. He continued to work in my life while I ran from him, turning a deaf ear to his quiet whispers. He was working in…

“The LORD will continually lead you; he will feed you even in parched regions. He will give you renewed strength, and you will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring that continually produces water” (Isaiah 58:11, New English Translation). Have you ever thought how great it would be to know the future, to see what lies ahead in your life? Or do you find that thought a little scary? Psychologists say most people prefer not to know their future, whether thinking of the good things or the difficult things that might be coming their way. I’m sure there are…