James 1:3 The testing of your faith produces patience

Secrets to Great Faith: Patience

My knees begin to wobble with each passing step. Up and up we climb. Head down and breathing heavily, the rock steps appear to continue upwards endlessly. My mind, once filled with ambition to pursue the summit, is now clouded with the physical difficulty of each passing step. Doubt creeps into my thoughts, is it…

The $800,000 Painting

I was out for a walk. Same route as usual, only this time something had changed. The gate was open. I couldn’t recall it having ever been open before, and that is the kind of thing you notice about the biggest estate on the block. The massive 10 foot fence immediately followed by thick hedging…

The Bonsai Tree

I bought a bonsai! I was so excited to bring it home. I have given it a special place out on the balcony and I’m looking forward to watching it grow as it becomes a beautiful miniature tree. It is now apart of my everyday life as I care for and watch over it day…

Your Utility Belt

Sometimes life just seems like a series of problems. There are times when I feel like I have everything under control, but then shortly after something else always pops up and it’s like the straw that breaks the camels back. All of a sudden it feels like I am in control of nothing. Everything is…

The Glass Wall

Have you ever made a mistake that you so desperately wish you could go back and change? I have. Even though I try to put it aside and move on it just seems to keep a hold of me, haunting me. How could I have gotten it so wrong? At what point did I become…