The Verge of Crossing

Moses told the Israelites, and Holy Spirit tells us, “Be assured today that the Lord your God is the one who goes ahead of you.”

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Move ‘Cause You Can!

“The place where you once faced defeat is the very place you will stand in my victory.” Jesus speaks to you exactly where you are and says exactly what you need to hear, despite whatever you are doing, and sometimes because of whatever you are doing. It was another half-jog, another half-run, another attempt at…

Sometimes you just need coffee…

Today was a good day. I’m exhausted, but in a good way. Yet I just needed an afternoon pick-me-up. As I’m sipping my first sip of perfectly blend of Columbian coffee to cocoa to Irish creamer, I simply said, “Thank you, Jesus.” It was sincerely said. But I heard Him say, “I’ve been waiting for…

The Beauty in the Basics

This week has seen its fair share of challenges for everyone in the state of Florida (and surrounding areas). We may not have choices when it comes to what happens to us, but we do have choices in how we respond; we can choose to see the positive ray of light or the dark cloud…

Dear Irma: the Ramblings of a Floridian

Dear Irma, You’re making your grand entrance in my state and coming closer and closer to my home. Forgive me for not welcoming you with welcome arms. Maybe I didn’t properly appreciate my state before. Maybe I took its beauty and serenity for granted. So, maybe I should thank you for teaching me to value…

Time to Dream

The seagulls hawk as they fly over the waves. Parents scold their children to not go any further. Waves crash, providing soothing white noise to add to the ambience of beach noises, And the tell-tale sound of sunscreen being sprayed catches my attention. Instinctively, with no real purpose, I turned toward the sunscreen sprayer. I…

Spirit of Excellence

Sweat drips down my brow; I can also feel it drip down my back. I just spent a fruitless hour trying to remove shelves from these metal bookcases in my classroom. I had one goal in mind: maximize storage opportunities while maintaining a clean, minimalistic effect. I had successfully removed these shelves the past two…

Wandering in Amazement

“God commanded the Man, ‘You can eat from any tree in the garden, except from the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil. Don’t eat from it. The moment you eat from that tree, you’re dead.’” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:16-17‬ ‭MSG‬‬ … “The serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal God had made. He spoke to the Woman: ‘Do I understand…