A Believing Heart

The following devotion comes from Stand a Little Taller: Counseling and Inspiration for each day of the year by Gordon B. Hinkley. A short commentary follows to expound on the thought and principle truths of each devotion. July 15, 2015 A Believing Heart Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, … More A Believing Heart

How surrender can keep you from surrendering

Write down the following questions: What does surrender mean for me? How has surrendering helped me in my recovery? What is currently preventing me from surrendering today? These are significant questions for any individual engaged in recovery. Whether one is in the early stage of recovery, middle stage or in the maintenance stage (sobriety) of … More How surrender can keep you from surrendering

Chasing after happiness

In my earlier article, I shared about how I came to the decision to let go of happiness in my life. In this article, I want to get more into the discussion  regarding what it means to chase after happiness in our lives. In order to understand how we are going to make a paradigm shift … More Chasing after happiness

An honest reflection | My purpose in seeking transformation toward a more enduring authentic Christian life

Yesterday, I had an opportunity to visit the Mars Hill Church in Shoreline, Washington. The sermon finished up a series based off the book of Malachi and left me contemplating much in my own life as to being an authentic Christian. The title of the sermon series is: Living for a Legacy. I bring this … More An honest reflection | My purpose in seeking transformation toward a more enduring authentic Christian life

Finding authentic happiness in the Christian life

Today, as we continue into the new year of transformation, let us ponder where we are seeking our happiness. Are we seeking after external things to put our trust in that may bring us happiness? If so, this will become short lived and we will become tired of it. However, if one is seeking an authentic and true happiness that is enduring and ever maturing, then we must turn our hearts and minds toward Jesus Christ and through the power of our faith and Grace in Christ alone, is there sustainable true happiness in our lives. Happiness is one of the many authentic trademarks of a transformed life that has been fully turned over to the will of a Sovereign God. … More Finding authentic happiness in the Christian life