#Community – Membership Matters

“It’s better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, But if there’s no one to help, tough! By yourself you’re unprotected. With a friend, you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.” Ecclesiastes 4:9,10,12 [MSG]

Learning to Connect the Dots

At some point in life, we reach a definitive conclusion about where we fit in society and how we want to interact. I’ve come to find that if you’re not intentional about the good, what’s bad will often steal the show. In this particular instance, I’ve come to discover many things can transpire along our personal journeys that as a result cause us to feel we don’t need people. That statement however simply isn’t true. #community and having a sense of belonging is the premise of this post.


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#Sacrifice – one word, a big mouthful!​

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” – Romans 12:1,2 [MSG]

Growing up is hard!

200-1Whichever way you want to slice this thing growing up isn’t easy!  Some of us experience a decent transition. For others, it’s a pretty rocky encounter complimentary of bumps and bruises. But we all experience it. Unless of course, you belong to a small percentage of individuals who claim ignorance as their bliss and have boycotted maturity. Sadly we can’t stay young forever like Peter Pan, and at some point, we must face those tests of growth. If we don’t, I’m convinced we’ll be stunted in our human development. Worse than that, we never become [Col 1:9,10]. Currently, I am being tested in the area of #sacrifice. If I’m honest it’s overwhelming. Why? Because I understand the risks for my destiny fading to just a dream from yesteryear if I don’t pass my tests. Continue reading