Just Do It

When you have the power to do something for someone who deserves it, the Bible tells us to just do it. Help them. Do not withhold good. It sounds like a grand idea, but yet we often fall short. We will tell people maybe later or we will totally dismiss the thought of helping at […]

Encounters with a Stranger

As I sat at my desk going through my task list, I noticed an elderly woman approaching the office door. Was she coming inside? She is not a client. I went to the door to greet her and figure out who she was and what she needed. She saw a van parked outside our office […]

Two Bones

View this post on Instagram I must hold on tightly to my bone so my sister doesn't steal it. #Labrador #mysisterisaklepto A post shared by Tania Gutekunst  (@taniagoody) on Mar 6, 2016 at 6:10pm PST Whenever I get to the pet store, I like to get a special treat for both of the pups. […]

More Than a Story: Richness

More Than a Story is a 12 week study of the parables of Jesus. This is the first week: RICHNESS. Message Outline: More Than a Story: Richness [The Rich Fool: Luke 12:13-21] BE ON GUARD AGAINST COVETOUSNESS Covetousness – desire to have more than you have LIFE DOES NOT CONSIST OF ABUNDANCE OF POSSESSIONS Possessions […]

Be a Barnabas Outline

I recently shared a devotional on being one who provides encouragement to others. Here’s the outline for reference / resource. To download this, follow the link below. Be a Barnabas “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as […]

Don’t Look the Other Way

There are people in need all around you. Did you see someone in need today? Most likely you didn’t because you were not looking. We live in a society that looks the other way. We are preoccupied with social media and too busy to see people right before us. Many times we are in our […]

Going Beyond

I was blown away last month by an awesome display of Christian service. I serve the Lord and I see so many others serving the Lord. We are told to go above and beyond but we do not see it so often. I know many times I could do and give and say more. I […]

Personal Attention

“He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24 [NLT] When I walked into the grocery store, I was unable to move. There was a lady who walked into […]

Read Understand Apply

“They read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read.” – Nehemiah 8:8 [NIV] I love this scene. They were gathered together reading God’s Word, and there were actually people there trying to make sure that the people understood […]