Available Power

"Gas pumps have 3 grades of fuel available. The higher the grade, the more power can be experienced. Yet people go with the low grade, not willing to pay the price for the higher fuel. The power is available if you're willing to pay the price." (-An illustration used by J. Harold Smith) I despise [...]

Without a Titus

"...our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;..." 2 Corinthians 7:5-6 I have this verse underlined in my Bible because at one time the words, "our flesh had no [...]

Overwhelmed

For all my "focusing" I did last year, I feel so unfocused as this new year looms. And if I'm being honest, I'm overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with all the things I know need to change this year. Overwhelmed with all the things that need to be done. Overwhelmed with my family, our church, our country, our [...]

Focus On A Gift To Give

One of my favorite Christmas memories was one my papaw loved to tell.  I had went shopping with my grandparents one day several weeks before Christmas in 1995.  I was 10. As we were walking through the store, we stopped by the jewelry counter and there was a Mickey Mouse watch that caught my eye.  [...]

Focus on God’s Glory

"For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God." 2 Corinthians 4:15 Redound. It means to superabound. To contribute greatly to someone's honor or credit. It's only found once in the Bible. Here. In the middle of a passage that tells [...]

Focus on Standing

I've never had to think about standing. It's natural. Once you get the hang of it as a toddler, you generally never think about it again. You just do it.That is, until it gets hard to do.When my dizziness hit several years ago, I couldn't stand without holding onto or leaning against something. Even now, [...]

Focus on Prayer

Whether it be so heavy that others cannot bear To know the heavy burden they cannot come and share; Whether it be so tiny that others cannot see Why it should be a burden, and seem so real to me, Either and both I lay them down at the Master's feet And find them alone [...]