Be Bold 2023

I Surrender All

All to Jesus I surrenderAll to Him I freely giveI will ever love and trust HimIn His presence daily live. All to Jesus I surrenderHumbly at His feet I bow.Worldly pleasures all forsakenTake me, Jesus, take me now. I surrender allI surrender all.All to Thee my blessed SaviorI surrender all.

Master of the Wind

‘My boat of life sails on a troubled sea Ever there’s a wind in my sail. But I have a Friend who watches over me When the breeze turns into a gale. I know the Master of the wind. I know the Maker of the rain. He can calm the storm And make the sun… Read more »

Grace For The Moment

“Grace is God as heart surgeon, cracking open your chest, removing your heart—poisoned as it is with pride and pain—and replacing it with His own. Rather than tell you to change, He creates the change. Do you clean up so He can accept you? No, He accepts you and begins cleaning you up.” – Max… Read more »

But GOD.

Monday Motivation. We prayed for a yes, but we got a no. We hoped for good news, but it came in bad. But we have seen God do miracles before, so we’ll continue to cling to “but God” as we face moments of struggle. “But God” is the promise of continuation in our journey, carrying… Read more »

Holidays and Grief

Shared from a Friend. ‘Loss can be even louder during the holiday months and change the lens through which you see and feel everything: Twinkling lights seem as though they’ve dimmed somehow. The sparkle has dulled. The music has quieted. The joy, hope, and magic of the season feels out of reach. Grief doesn’t take… Read more »

God Will Make A Way

A Don Moen standard throughout my adult life. ‘God will make a way Where there seems to be no way He works in ways we cannot see He will make a way for me He will be my guide Hold me closely to His side With love and strength for each new day He will… Read more »

A Firm Grip

Wrapping up a chilly work night here @ The Perch. One of my favorite chapel venues – Cliffs Glassy HOA is a valued client. Our collaborative partner Stephen Vitosky produced extraordinary drone video footage and production a few years back featuring the magnificent views and expansive golf footage. Worth the visit to Tonight’s promise–‘I’ll… Read more »

Gratitude on this Thankful Tuesday

Lyrics of favorite church congregational chorus on this Thankful Tuesday. Have a wonderfully blessed day everyone. ‘Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One; give thanks, because he’s given Jesus Christ, his Son. Give thanks with a grateful heart, give thanks to the Holy One; give thanks, because he’s given Jesus… Read more »

Thanks & Giving

Just got back in @ The Perch. So very thankful for our Monday Morning Prayer & Bible Study Group–our 5th year now–an eclectic mix of downtown business owners, pastoral staff from over a dozen different congregations of all faiths and creeds and inner city community leaders. It’s interesting as I am the old ‘goat’ in… Read more »

Trust His Heart

Creative inspiration this working Sunday afternoon @ The Perch with Babbie Mason. One of my favorites–and for a beloved one inside my Sister Tribe Circle this day–a message for you as well. ‘All things work for our good Though sometimes we don’t see How they could. Struggles that break our hearts in two Sometimes blind… Read more »