Finding Joy in the Ordinary with Michelle Burton We kick off the series, Ordinary Days for an Extraordinary God and Michelle gives us great reminders on how we can still find joy in the…… Read more “Finding Joy in the Ordinary with Michelle Burton”


To Our STILL Hurting World…

We don’t know what our next door neighbor is going through. We don’t know what the grocery clerk is going through. We probably don’t understand what trial our mail delivery person is going through. We might not even know exactly what our spouse and children are going through.

But what if we gave just a little more compassion today than we did yesterday? Did you know that that would make a difference, maybe an even bigger difference than you would have ever anticipated?

“And of some have compassion, making a difference:” Jude 1:22

We don’t need to wait until our lives get better to make a difference. We don’t need to wait until we have the resources to make a difference. We don’t need to wait until we’re in a better position or until we get promoted to make a difference.

We can make a difference today — right now, simply by just having compassion; for some, that might mean giving more compassion than we’re used to or comfortable with.

Here and Now or There and Then

Most dreams don’t become reality overnight. Most goals cannot be accomplished overnight. So in the meantime, keep working on yourself. Keep being teachable. Keep serving and giving back in any way you can. And remember, everything that you do can either help you reach your goals or hinder you from receiving the blessings that are waiting for you.

My Word for 2021

I am not sure what it is you are needing confidence in but could I encourage you to make sure that God is with you for the journey? He is so faithful. He is so caring and understanding. And when you fail or fall, He will be right there, ready to pick you up. You are more than enough and you are able and capable of doing what God has called you to do because it is He who has called you. Take comfort in that and finish the rest of this year with confidence!

Someday vs. Today

You see, so many focus on preparing for their future here on earth while failing to secure their future for eternity. Before we can go on trying to secure our earthly treasures, I believe it is more vital to secure our eternal treasures — beginning with our eternal destination.