A Good Catalyst is Simple by Neil Cole

Simple things reproduce. Complex ones break down and do not get passed on. You simply cannot have something pass on from one person to another and then another and so on if it is complicated. The more complicated an idea is the more people will feel like they are incapable of mastering it and will therefore not be empowered to tell it to others for fear of getting it wrong. There is a reason so many old Beetles are still driving around town 40 or 50 years after leaving the assembly line...they … [Read more...]

God is Your Everything and in your Everything by Robert Ricciardelli

God is the God of your mountain, and He is also the God of the valleys and everywhere in between. He is the creator of all your miracles and He is your God in the expectation of your next miracle. He is always with you and has never left you. God and His amazing presence and light are with you even in the darkness. You have been destined to participate in an amazing light show of life; He uses the darkness to prepare you. He is the God of everything known to humanity, and the God of the unknown … [Read more...]

Dream Big! by Patrick Carden

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams].Ephesians 3:20 (AMP)John Maxwell says “A dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, will and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it.”Every one of us has hopes and … [Read more...]

A Shift Has Begun to Take Place by John C. Meyer

A shift has begun to take place. It's the life our spirit has always longed for...Hungry believers are realizing it’s never been about performance, but receiving the rest of His finished work, enabling them to have a blast living their passion without selfish agenda.People are awakening to the realization that God really did create every person in His image, so they are changing their tone from one of anger induced output to Agape reality in everything they do.Believers are now r … [Read more...]

Keeper of the Heart (That Keeps Up the Fight) by Joyce Ricciardelli

Many, many moments,Of agony and grief,Your heart nearly spent,There seems no relief.The misery is endless,The days go slowly by,There seems no escape,The walls - oh, so high.Though you feel all alone,And think nobody cares,I am who is listening,In the midst of your despair.No life goes without notice,No life goes without tears,I am ever-present,Dispelling all your fears.Keeper of the night,Keeper of the light,Keeper of the heart,That keeps up … [Read more...]

What Race Are You Running? By Robert Ricciardelli

If life is a race, whom we are racing for, and what we racing for would seem to be significant. What does the finish line look like and how do we get there would matter. Talent, training, and determination can win most races, but in this race you can never make it to the finish line on your own efforts, or even the efforts of others. We were born to live and depend upon our God to be with us, and to strengthen us for every step of our journey toward Him, the Author and Finish Line of our faith. … [Read more...]

Do Not Wait to Begin by Robert Ricciardelli

Do not wait to begin. For too long we have been waiting for others to begin or our fears to subside, and yet we have all we need in our God. The time of waiting is past! The hour of God in your life and through your life is now. It is time for us to arise and build what God has placed upon our hearts. The enemies that have held us back, the voices, the fear, all of it will bow to the God of heaven as He fights for us. Will we dare to trust our God? The battle is already won, and all that is left … [Read more...]

God is not an Object of Knowledge by Robert Ricciardelli

God refuses to be known as an object of knowledge. God cannot be known like we know a tree or a book. God can only be known as a life that encompasses all of life. It is a deep reciprocal knowing, a faith knowing that leads to knowing as fully as we are known. It is a participatory enlightenment by His Spirit rather than a privatized knowing of an object of creation. Knowing God is an experience of God that is deep and wide enough to hold together all other experiences in life. It is a paradox … [Read more...]

Freedom: the Good Life We Were Born For by John C. Meyer

How many times have you heard someone mention it? How many people long to live it? How much would you pay to get it? The good news is we don't have to do anything to earn it. Freedom is truly free to all who acknowledge the Source of it. I spent years living behind the bars of a barren and love-deprived existence sitting in my own self-righteous solitary confinement. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I would shrink back in fear over something I did wrong or engaged in an … [Read more...]

The Never Ending Triumphant Trudge by James Ryle

“They shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)There is action to this thing called Faith. It is not a stationary proposal; there is movement; a constant ebb and flow of ups and downs, ins and outs, advances and setbacks, break-throughs and break-ups. Certainly, there is never a dull moment, even when the lull of a laborious trek carries us through the unattended miles of unsung service.An underground river is a river nonetheless. And though men will nev … [Read more...]