Lessons Learned at the Belmont Abbey Monastery

Belmont Abbey Motto: Excellence & Virtue “…that in all things God may be glorified…” 1 Peter 4:11 This Valentines weekend (2019), I had the blessing and opportunity to be a guest at the Belmont Abbey Monastery. The Guest Master Monk said, “I’m glad you put up your stop sign.” We are talking about the “stop sign” busyness and finding quality alone time with God. As I continue on my calling to study and observe early…

The Greatest Father in Heaven

As Father’s Day approaches, I want to say Happy Father’s Day to my Heavenly Father. The perfect Father. The love of my life. The giver of my own father. I just want to take the time to let my Heavenly Father know that I am thinking of Him. Decades ago on Father’s Day, it came to my mind that most of us think only of our earthly father and celebrate him on Father’s Day. I…

Sacrifice: The Greater Good

  On this Holy Week and moment, I am reflecting on the goodness of our Lord. I was raised in a Christian home and knew about Easter and The Resurrection Story, but couldn’t clearly understand the meaning of sacrifice until I got married and had children. Sacrifice: it is something you choose to give up for the greater good and the greater good is whatever pleases God. Do I decide to give time, talent and…

A Man After God’s Heart

At  the Cove (The Billy Graham Training Center), one of the main points focused on the Chapel tour, is to remember,  it is about what Christ did for us at the Cross and not about Dr. Graham. He never wanted or took credit for the success of milllions dedicating their lives  to Christ. The Reverened was always quick to give glory to God and inform people it was nothing he had done. Dr. Billy Graham…

More In 2018

More of God is what I want. More and More of Him. Are you wondering what is going to happen to your future? Do you fear failing or maybe your life is or threatened to falling apart?  There is only one answer to security, peace and love.  His love never fails. His name is Jesus.  The more you seek Him the more you will find Him. Seek Him with all your heart and soul (Deuteronomy…

An Effective Prayer Life

As I was growing in Christ, I would go to hear my Pastor’s wife teach us how to pray and hear from God. I remember her saying, “if you take care of God’s business, He will take care of yours.” She taught us God’s work is priority. Seek first the kingdom of heaven and His righteousness and everything else would be added. This awesome Lady would said , “The Lord will take great care of…

Foundations: Growing in God

Growing in God is a process by where you are changed from the inside out. If you have repented of your sins and are willing to turn away from them. Therefore, you belong to God and you are His child. Satan, evil work, is to now deceive or confuse believers and all people. The enemy wants to accuse you and steal your new freedom of peace and joy, knowing you are forgiven by God. Great…

Foundations: Repentance

So much confusion on what’s acceptable in God’s sight.   Opinions from the media, family and friends on how to live. God clearly states in the Bible that man knows His way in his heart but chooses to turn from it and encourages others to do the same. (Romans 1:24-32) The question today is who are we going to listen to, God or Man? God loved us so much that He sent the Messiah to die on…