Courageous Influence

She stood just outside the door of her mistress's room. It wasn't her intention to listen, but Naaman, captain of Aram's army, was ranting on the other side of the door. "God has elevated me and led me to many victories. Why doesn't He take this wretched disease away from me? I might as well …

Courageous Exchange

It isn't hard to struggle, but it takes courage to exchange the struggle for peace. Life is all about struggling and overcoming hard times. The challenge is to know that as we enter into a struggle, victory has already been provided. We exchange our need to find a solution or make the way happen for …

Courage to Dream Out Loud

It's one thing to dream a dream It's another to dream it out loud To voice what you hope To stand out in the crowd. To tell the truth And expose what's wrong To declare what's right With more than just a song. To wave a dream like a banner Rallying your fellow man To …

7 Things Courageous People Will Not Do

Deborah is our courageous hero today.  She didn't use her gender as an excuse to avoid confrontation.  She didn't let fear keep her from going to battle for her country. She boldly reminded Barak about God's plan for his life.  Deborah is boldly telling us to watch, fight, pray, and praise our God for victory …

Courage to Dream Again

January is the month for courage. It takes courage to do anything significant. It takes courage to start a family. It takes courage to start a business. It takes courage to follow your dreams. Believe it or not, we need courage to obey the Lord. Joshua is our witness that it takes courage to try …

LOVE Helps Us Stand

In my pursuit to know God better, I clearly understand that He will answer prayer. He will give us insight and He will always tell us the truth about ourselves. He will uncover our secret thoughts and lay our weaknesses on the table to examine them with us. He will remind us that those who …

You’re Qualified by Love

In my dream during the night I was at a school banquet with different people I have known through the past thirty years. I was very glad to see them, but they all seem to have something they were holding on to that kept them from enjoying the banquet set before them. As I woke …

A Candle for Christmas

She clung to the six inch candle as Pastor Will read the story of the birth of Christ. Graci was excited to participate in the candlelight ceremony this year. At six years old, she felt like a big girl because her dad told her she was old enough to hold the candle. "You have to …