Author: David

Lyric Lounge: We just need our Spirits Lifted…

“I’m just so tired.” I’ve heard that from so many people. It’s not the kind of tired you feel after a long day of work. This is an oppressive tiredness that won’t seem to go away. Are you feeling this way? I know I am. Last night, I came across this article on the Charisma Magazine web site and the author, Cindy Jacobs, put it this way: I awakened the other morning with a Spanish word that I wasn’t quite sure what it meant, “basta.” It means enough, fed up, I’ve had all I’m going to take. I felt...

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Approaching Tough Situations

Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam;     so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out. – Proverbs 17:14 This month I am exploring the book of Proverbs with my small group Bible study. Today as I read the 17th chapter this verse stood out to me. The image of a dam breach is an effective depiction of a quick and harsh reaction to a tense situation. King Solomon extols the value of patience here. Being patient in a situation like this allows you to remain in control of a situation instead of the situation controlling you. Which...

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Living Love and Humility

I’ll be honest with you, one of the biggest challenges we face in following Jesus has to be being a living example of love and humility. How can we even get somewhat close to following Jesus in these areas? Love – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love...

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Fear and Our Foundation

We have all heard that we are in a battle and the enemy will not give up. He attacks us at the core of our weakness. Fear. Fear can manifest itself in so many different ways. Every time it pushes us back to the point where we are challenged at the core of what we believe. Do you truly believe God will be there for you? Or do you thing things will only work if you take control and go it alone? It really comes down to Your why. And by that I mean your core principles. When all...

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