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 [...]

Focus On Forgiveness

How many times do I have to forgive them? "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?" Matthew 18:21 Till seven times. 7 in the Bible means complete. Peter thought, 'Surely once someone's done me wrong seven times and I've [...]