What Does Your Speech Taste    Like?

What Does Your Speech Taste Like?

Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. Col. 4:6 (NASB) My wife is a fabulous cook.  She has a way of taking seemingly ordinary ingredients and turning them into...
Winds that Shape Us

Winds that Shape Us

Then the LORD sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. Jonah 1:4 You are probably familiar with the story of the biblical prophet Jonah. He was called by God to a mission he detested.  God wanted him...
Ministry via Smoked Meat

Ministry via Smoked Meat

To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the...
Grace Filled Interruptions

Grace Filled Interruptions

How do you respond to interruptions during your day? Do you get exasperated, lower your head and just try to plow right through?  Or do you make the person interrupting you feel valued? I once shared an office with a man who helped everyone with their...
The Amazing Salmon

The Amazing Salmon

Good Morning, And God said, “Let the waters teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the sky.” So God created the great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters teemed according to their kinds,...
“Those People”

“Those People”

Last month I took a fishing trip in the interior of Alaska.  No phones, no internet, set up tents every day, and cook over a camp stove.  It was a fantastic adventure in an isolated area.  When my guide service was taking us back to the airport he told us of another...
Someday…

Someday…

Good Morning, The story of 3 frogs: One day three frogs were sitting on Lillie-pads in a pond when one frog said, “It’s hot out, I’m going to jump in the water”.  The second frog said, “That’s a great idea, I’m going to jump in the water too”. The third...
What Only God Can Do

What Only God Can Do

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us… Eph. 3:20 I bet like me you have read these words above at some point in your life and been greatly encouraged by them.  You may have...
Rippling Generosity

Rippling Generosity

Good Morning, Not long ago I was in the drive-through at Chick-Fil-A and when I pulled up to the window to pay I had a nice surprise.  The car in front of me had already paid for my order.  It was a nice boost in the middle of a difficult...
Growth thru Feedback

Growth thru Feedback

Let a righteous man strike me–that is a kindness; let him rebuke me–that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it. Ps. 141:5 Few people enjoy criticism.  Even constructive criticism can be a challenge to accept. Yet if it is given by a...
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