The Good Dirt About You

Did you know your dirt could be a good thing?

In the grand scheme of things, we are super busy people. Every generation has something to prove to the previous or to the next, and we are all getting busy trying to prove it. The way we work, handle ourselves in social situations and tough spots is about more than our personal record.

People are watching us all the time. We don’t even notice. There are people who take mental notes about everything we do, achieve and conquer. They are also seeing how we react to failures, disappointment, stress, and life in general. Read More

Love is a Verb: Spiritual Completeness

11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

This verse strikes me and speaks to me as if I need to evaluate my spiritual maturity.

Everyone comes to Christ in a personal relationship differently. We all know ten-year-old children who have a greater personal relationship with Jesus than a forty-year-old who was baptized at age twelve.  The difference is in faith and spiritual education. If are to love the way we are asked to love, then we should be spiritually growing. No one is fully mature, as stated in the next verse, until we are face to face with Jesus.  We continue to be “a part” of ourselves, meaning a fraction of who Christ has planned for us. We can grow that part and flourish with the Holy Spirits guidance and the word of God to educate us. Read More

Love is a Verb: Love Conquers All

7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Some may ask how does love, a verb, do all these things? Because it is a verb, it can do all things.

In the name of love, we have proven time and time again to accomplish powerful, impactful things while facing adversity. True love always protects the ones fighting for it. It always trusts in the power of truth. It is always hopeful for redemption from affliction of any type. Love always perseveres, which is why it is eternal.

Love and the actions required by us in the name of love always find a way to dispel lies, manipulation and hurt. It stands on the promise and premise of good vs evil- and good comes out on top. Read More

Love is a Verb: Love is Also…

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

Patience is said to be a virtue. Kindness an attribute. Humility a learned gift bestowed upon a burdened yet quiet soul. These three things are all a part of the love picture. They are so hard sometimes. We struggle to be kind to those who are unkind. Patience is something we chase when we are fed up. Humility can be easily forgotten when we are successful.  Yet these are all necessary to reflect love.

Envy is hard for all of us- we see people doing things we would like to do, having things we want to have. It brings us to the edge of coveting which is a dangerous place to live. Boasting about these things we once coveted (upon our acquiring them) is even more dangerous. These will cause a ripple effect and before you know it, you have risen high only to fall far and hit hard. Read More

Love is a Verb: Acronyms and Impact

Have you ever heard a slogan or impactful string of words which lose their luster over time? There seem to be a lot of these in our culture. Between marketing and the information highway expanding to all over the earth, it is hard to have a day without hearing one. So what happens when it stops being impactful? Someone dreams up a new one, and the process starts over again.

Here are a few examples:

**Where’s the beef?

**WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do)

**You deserve a break today.

**LOL (laugh out loud) Read More