ReKindle 2019

Our number one priority is helping your business grow and thrive. Sure, you want a website or digital campaign that looks awesome and utilizes the most cutting-edge technology, but if your marketing plan isn’t helping you engage, inspire and acquire new leads, you’re missing the most important part.  That’s why we’re not just another web design company , we’re much more than that as a true extension of your business. As a creative consultant, a strategic marketing planner, and, yes, an award winning creative web and digital marketing expert, we’re dedicated to your overall business goals and the success of your business. Whether it’s a custom website, a brand/logo or ad design or an integrated campaign that spans multiple media, our exceptionally creative team collaborates to deliver RESULTS.

We encourage you to take some time to learn about us, what we can offer as your strategic web and digital marketing partner and check out some of our recent designs — then turn the mirror on your marketing and take its pulse. Let’s make our mark together. We’re All In.  We’re here to Start a Fire.

Old Friends

On this Thankful Thursday, just so eternally grateful for Old Friends. Earlier this week, a dear friend and client of over 20 years stopped by with her twin great grandsons – just turning 4. My gift ‘room’ and candy / snack dishes were toast within a few minutes I was helping getting them cleaned up… Read more »

God is Faithful…Always.

God is Faithful…Always. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy… Psalm 28:7. Working a few hours this afternoon in between socially distanced strolls in The Neighborhood. So enjoying these cooler pre-Fall days and the wonderful healing Sunlight. Brooklyn Tab on… Read more »

No Matter How Big the Storm

One of my favorite places to ‘sit a spell’ during my night strolls in The Neighborhood. Just a brief reminder of encouragement today–so many going through so much– No matter how big the storm, the sun always comes out again. I’m here. With an umbrella and sunglasses. Praying and claiming for you today Philippians 4…. Read more »

He Looked Beyond

Amazing grace shall always be my song of praise For it was grace that brought my Liberty. I’ll never know just why He came to love me so He looked beyond my fault and saw all my need. I shall forever lift my eyes to Calvary To view the cross where Jesus died for me…. Read more »

Never Forget

On this night 19 years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to… Read more »

Can’t Live a Day

I couldn’t face my life tomorrow Without Your hope in my heart I know I can’t live a day without You Lord, there’s no night and there’s no morning Without Your loving arms to hold me You’re the heartbeat of all I do I can’t live a day without You. – Avalon

Be the Light

A brief ‘sermonette’. As the world around us fights to figure everything out, I’ll be holding doors for strangers, letting people cut in front of me in traffic, saying good morning behind my mask with a kind blink of an eye and nod my head in respect to passersby, being patient with sales clerks and… Read more »

Be Kindness

The world is worried. The world is fearful. We can’t fix the world. We can’t change people. But we can have an encouraging word or gesture for those with whom we interact today. Everybody is in a battle. Provide kindness and encouragement with your words and actions. You might make a huge difference in someone’s… Read more »

Lord, Thank You

OK–it is 2:16A- finishing up a long productive but grueling Tuesday & the first day of a brand new month. Out of town clients in town tomorrow–so prepped and ready–headed to my Prayer Closet (so many critically sick, injured and hurting tonight…my heart is heavy as well.). Then, getting my almost 63 years young self… Read more »

All Things

“It doesn’t matter how bad life gets—you’ve got the promise of eternity. You’ve got a God with you, a God who’s working in all things to bring about good to those who love him and are called according to his purpose, a God who is greater, who is ever-present, all-knowing, and all-powerful.” – Craig Groeschel

Find the Lessons

A couple of thoughtful and reminiscent tidbits this rainy Friday morning @ West Court. Don’t be Afraid. Have Faith. Find the Lessons. And Be the Things we were loved about those gone before us. They made us and our world such a better place–and by their life example, we can as well. Love you all–please… Read more »

Turn Your Eyes

‘Oh soul are you weary and troubled? No light in the darkness you see? There’s light for a look at the Savior And life more abundant and free. Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and… Read more »

Changed by Love

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-23‬ ‭

Through It All

I thank God for the mountains, and I thank Him for the valleys, I thank Him for the storms He brought me through. For if I’d never had a problem, I’d never know God could solve them, I’d never know what faith in God could do. #ThroughItAll

Loving People

Being so very blessed to grow up as a PK–born as one..no other options in the first hand day to day lives of my extraordinary parents, I had the opportunity to watch them 24/7; mountaintops and deep valleys; feast and famine; success and failure. I often talk about them because they were my mentors, my… Read more »

It Is Well…

‘When peace like a river attendeth my way. When sorrows like sea billows roll. Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say it is well, it is well with my soul. It is well, with my soul. It is well, it is well with my soul!’ Have a blessed and safe Saturday everyone!

I’m Amazed

‘I’m amazed that You love me I’m amazed how You care. Through Your precious blood I’ve found pardon. And my sins are washed, They’re all washed away All my sins are washed away.’- Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

In Our Waiting, God is Working.

Have you ever asked God if He’s there, if He see’s you, if He hears you? Friend, you are not alone. It’s easy to doubt God’s goodness when our valley season seems unending–especially during these times of physical and social separation and unrest.. But this I can confirm to you firsthand: even when we can’t… Read more »

Don’t Quit

Listen carefully to David’s battle cry: “You come to me with a sword, with a spear and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel” (1 Samuel 17:45). Lift your eyes, giant-slayer! The same God who made a miracle out… Read more »

Trust The Engineer

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. – James 1:12   To encourage you to keep going. To remind you to be strong. Be still and Trust the Engineer. #LoveWins

The Wall

A couple more additions to the right view of ‘The Wall’ @ West Court–anchored in by my awesome original ‘Calmetto’ by our friend Cal Harrelson . Spend a lot of my days @ my desk especially these past months. Thankful. Grateful. #TigerMotivation #ALLIN

Wisdom Wednesday

Reminder: There is NOTHING our God cannot do! Tag a friend who needs to hear this #WisdomWednesday

All The Way

All the way my Savior leads me What have I to ask beside? Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide? Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell! For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well; For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus… Read more »

No More, No Less

‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.’ Eleanor Roosevelt – 1884-1962

Tears are a Language God Understands

Often you wonder why tears come into your eyes And burdens seem to be much more than you can bear But God is standing near, He sees your falling tears And tears are a language God understands. God sees the tears of a brokenhearted soul He sees your tears and hears them when they fall… Read more »

Day by Day

‘Day by day, and with each passing moment, Strength I find to meet my trials here; Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment, I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. He, whose heart is kind beyond all measure, Gives unto each day what He deems best, Lovingly its part of pain and pleasure, Mingling toil… Read more »

We Not Me

Hold my hand all the way every hour every day.  Until to the great unknown.  Take my hand, let me stand.  Where No One Stands Alone.  #WeNotMe

God is…

Wrapping up another work day here @ West Court–a few thoughts that I hope will encourage your heart. This is for ones who are struggling–hanging on by a thread tonight. This is for the ones who feel like this storm will never end. Know this–God is Present. God is Unchanging God will make a way…. Read more »

Take Heart

“take heart! I have overcome the world.”—Jesus “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.” – Isaiah 41:10

Never Been Out of His Care

The eyes of God are upon me, He sees everything I do. The arms of God are around me, They keep me safe and secure. And He knows where I am Every hour of every day He knows each thought I think He knows each word that I might say. And although there’ve been times… Read more »

Celebrate The Little Things

There’s nothing like having your life uprooted to make you grateful for your blessings. It’s in these times that we find ourselves holding on to what really matters, loving others more deeply, and giving thanks for what we, too often, took for granted in the past. Celebrate the little things. Loving God. Loving Each Other…. Read more »

My Prayer For You Tonight

My prayer for you tonight.   “May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’” Numbers‬ ‭6:24-26‬ ‭ #GoLoveTheWorld

He Will Abide

‘Life is like a winding river Through valleys low, so deep and wide We have the holy Word to guide us And the Savior by our side. There are days of disappointment Times we’re tested, times we’re tried When we’re weary with the journey There’s a Savior by our side. And He will abide, He… Read more »

If I listen

If I listen, really listen, I hear. If I look, really look, I see. If I pray, really pray, I understand. And if I love, really love, It all matters. Go Love The World.

Just Love.

 

Loving God. Loving Each Other.

‘We tend to make it harder Build steeples out of stone Fill books with explanations of The Way. But if we’d stop and listen And break a little bread We would hear the Master say. Loving God, loving each other Making music with my friends. Loving God, loving each other And the story never ends.’… Read more »

Go Love The World

May all that we do and say today reflect the unconditional and abiding Love that the Lord our God shows us in every moment of every day.

Grace and Grit

May God give us the grace and grit to keep walking; one foot in front of the other, no matter how impossible the mountain feels to climb. May He renew our faith to believe that showers of blessings await us around the bends, curves and through the valleys of our life journey. And tomorrow when… Read more »

A Life of Significance

‘I think the greatest tragedy in life is looking back and saying, “I was successful in things that didn’t matter. When you live for people, and strive to use your success to impact people and the world around you, I believe you will have a life of significance.’ – Tim Tebow

Remember & Honor

‘Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.’ (John 15:13). #RememberHonor

Please Remain Vigilant

Yikes – it’s actually Tuesday 1AM – Wrapping up another work day here @ West Court and thought I would share a Sioux Proverb I came across today. BTW–my new ‘messaged’ mask should be here tomorrow..a subtle hint I am hoping for those of us with weakened immune systems. Please continue to be vigilant and… Read more »

I Need You Lord

I was listening to a Bill Gaither podcast with Sandi Patty yesterday–they were recalling the night after a concert when the original lyrics for this song were crafted by Gloria – the arena was empty; the crowds were gone – the stage was bare. Within a few days following Gloria, Bill & Sandi compiled the… Read more »

Amazing Things Can Happen

‘We’re all hitting the wall about right now.In these unprecedented and challenging times, the enemy of our soul wants to whisper, with sinister intent, “You will never make it. This road ahead is too long and too challenging.” God speaks a different message. Through his Word, by his Holy Spirit, and through the lives of… Read more »

When God Asks

We fall. We break. We fail. BUT THEN, We rise. We heal. We overcome. Prayers for Today – May we be SAFE. May we have HOPE. May we be KIND. May we know you are LOVED and love each other more. We WILL get through this TOGETHER. Love you all. #LoveWins

Thine is the Kingdom

‘For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory Forever…’ For peaceful rest and watchful protection for tonight and new mercies and blessings for tomorrow we pray. Great is Thy Faithfulness. Goodnight all–God’s got this.

We are so Blessed

‘We are so blessed by the things You have done; the victories we’ve won, and what You’ve brought us through.’ One of my favorite Gaither lyrics resonated with me this morning–the pandemic I feel has caused us all to be more self-reflective. Especially us old folk 🙂 as we look back through pictures or we… Read more »

The Promise

A Thankful Thursday for God’s Promise(s). Be Encouraged Today. His Grace is Sufficient. His Love is our Anchor. #LoveWins. ‘I never said that fear wouldn’t find you in the night Or that loneliness was something you’d never have to fight. But I did say I’d be right there by your side And I did say… Read more »

I Know My Redeemer Lives

The very same God that spins things in orbit Runs to the weary, the worn and the weak. And the same gentle Hands that hold me when I’m broken They conquered death to bring me victory. Now I know my Redeemer lives; I know my Redeemer lives. Let all creation testify ; Let this life… Read more »

Via Dolorosa

He was bleeding from a beating -there were stripes upon His back. And He wore a crown upon his head. And He bore with every step The scorn of those of those of those who cried out for His death.. Down the Via Dolorosa called the way of suffering; Like a Lamb came the Messiah… Read more »

Hope Wins

“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.” – Martin Luther, German leader (1483-1546)

God is the Best Listener

In this time of uncertainty, chaos, and fear, we can have absolute assurance that God is still on His throne. His goodness is never in question. He hears us. He loves us,. He sees us, And He cares for us.

Trusting God In The Storm

Some people think believing in God and having faith is like going through life with a crutch, like trusting that God will work everything out is an easy choice. I don’t know about you, but trusting God and having faith doesn’t always come easily to me even though I was raised to do just that… Read more »

Written On Your Heart

My Dad’s Study & ‘Preachin’ Bibles are filled with notes inside the covers–he made his outlines on three ring study binders small enough to fit inside his Bibles. Mother, however, was one for notes on the pages (all over the pages 🙂 ) and her highlighting passages. I use her last daily study Bible each… Read more »

One Scarred Hand

‘When I can’t stand, I have to lean. And when I can’t see, I must believe. The Great Physician’s Touch is a Balm that can Mend broken hearts with One Scarred Hand’. – Kyla Rowland Be Encouraged everyone. Caring for each other during a crisis – that is just what we do. Love you all.

It’s Almost Morning

‘It’s almost morning, Joy will replace the tears. Calm all your darkest fears It won’t be long until the dawn, Tomorrow’s another day, To live free of all your pain, So don’t give up on your faith, It’s almost morning.’

Rest Your Soul

‘It’s almost morning, Joy will replace the tears. Calm all your darkest fears It won’t be long until the dawn, Tomorrow’s another day, To live free of all your pain, So don’t give up on your faith, It’s almost morning.’

Follow Your Heart

A paramount Life Lesson that began the day I was born.. It may not always make sense. It may not always be the easiest path. It may not always be appreciated or acknowledged and often taken for granted. But you will know. Your Heart will know. Sometimes broken; sometimes scarred; but always hopeful, encouraging and… Read more »

Be The Difference

Some days it’s just about getting back to the basics. ‘Where there is hatred, let us sow Love. Where there is despair, Hope. Where there is darkness, Light. Where there is sadness, Joy.’ #BeTheDifference

The Way We Loved

On that day, the ONLY thing worthy of His attention will be The Way We Loved. John 13:34-35 34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

God’s Been Good

A Thankful Thursday. God’s been good in my life. I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams when I go to sleep each night. And though I’ve had my share of hard times, I wouldn’t change them if I could; ‘Cause through it all, God’s been good. – Sarah K. King

Fixing on Eyes

Hebrews 12:2 Fixing our Eyes On Jesus. ‘So no matter what you’re facing. No matter where you’ve been; In hard times or in good times keep your eyes on Him, So be strong and take courage when you think you’re gonna fall ’cause right in the middle of it all there is Jesus. There is… Read more »

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom for all of us. Have a blessed day everyone!

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed, Thine hand has provided. Great is Thy Faithfulness.

More Than Enough

Jehovah Jireh, my Provider. You are more than enough for me. Jehovah Rapha, You’re my Healer By Your stripes, I’ve been set free. Jehovah Shamma, You are with me. You supply all my needs. You’re more than enough More than enough More than enough for me. – Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Have a Blessed Sunday everyone…. Read more »

I Will Be Here

Tomorrow morning if you wake up and the future is unclear. I will be here. As sure as seasons are made for change, Our friendship’s made for years. So, I will be here. I will be here when you feel like being quiet When you need to speak your mind, I will listen. And I… Read more »

David vs. Goliath

God Loves You

If there’s one thing today I could say to you, it’s this: God loves you; no matter what your present or your past, no matter what you have done or haven’t done. He knows your exact circumstance, your pain, and every struggle you endure. ‘The Love of God…It shall forever more endure. The Saints and… Read more »

The Work of Christmas Begins…

Be the First

Just a simple reminder for our upcoming Holiday weeks. Be the First…to Love. We Love, because He First Loved Us. Happy Friday everyone.

What holds the key to your heart?

“When Jesus heard this, he said to him, ‘You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.’” Luke 18:22 (NIV)

You’ll Never Walk Alone

Kindness Changes Everything

A wet and cold Wednesday morning here in The Neighborhood. But don’t let that stop the warmness of our heart(s). ‘Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s Kindness: Kindness in your face. Kindness in your eyes. Kindness in your smile.’ – Mother Teresa

God’s Got This

Several friends facing invasive major surgeries and biopsies today; others recovering from massive procedures; others in chemo protocol battling cancer; others in hospice watch care with loved ones; others facing battles that seem impossible. Just know that you are loved and we are praying for you today. #GodsGotThis

Sometimes your heart…

Sometimes your heart just needs time…

Gratitude

Incredibly grateful for all of the support and loyalty we receive from our client partners, friends & associates. I appreciate all of you more than you know. Please have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!  

A Cup of Blessing

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting ~ a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Live to Love

Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved. Remember to celebrate Life’s every moment. Surround yourself with positive people and make the most of every true friendship, cherish each blessing and live to love. #LiveToLove

Be Kind

Never underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring. We just may be changing a life today. ‘And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.’ Ephesians 4:32 #ChangeALife

Lord, I Need You Today

God is Amazing

One of my favorites of our ad campaigns. Hard to believe we are less than 6 months away from our 20th year in business. God is amazing. #ThankfulGratefulBlessed

Stronger People

Deuteronomy 31:6,8 Be strong and bold; have no fear or dread of them, because it is the Lord your God who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.

Morning by Morning

Sunrise at Symmes Chapel (aka Pretty Place @ Camp Greenville)- it doesn’t get any better than this. ‘Morning by Morning new mercies I see..’ #GreatIsThyFaithfulness

No Orphans of God

Who here among us has not been broken Who here among us is without guilt or pain So oft’ abandoned by our transgressions If such a thing as grace exists Then grace was made for lives like this There are no strangers There are no outcasts There are no orphans of God So many fallen,… Read more »

Loved By A Perfect God

Today and every day–we are just imperfect people LOVED by a PERFECT GOD who guides us through our Imperfect lives with His Unfailing Strength, Incomparable Wisdom and Infinite & Unconditional Love. So glad He loves me in spite of me-every fault, every failure, every time.. Have a great Friday everyone! #GratefulThankfulBlessed

Lord, I will lift mine eyes…

Lord, I will lift mine eyes to the hills knowing my help is coming from You. Your Peace You give me in time of the storm. You are the Source of my strength. You are the Strength of my life. I lift my hands in Total Praise to You. – Richard Smallwood 1995

Sitting Humbly at the Foot of the Cross

Some favorite thoughts/posts from the week. Today we begin the last week of August 2019–what will we do with it? Have an Amazing week everyone! #BeEncouragedToday

A Simple Math Lesson

Today, a simple math lesson. 1+3=4. Forgiving, sustaining, undeserved, unconditional–can’t be earned or bought–and its Free. Have an Amazing Wednesday everyone.

There is Jesus.

So no matter what you’re facing. no matter where you’ve been. In hard times or in good times just keep your eyes on Him. He’ll be right there in the middle.That’s where He’s always been. So be strong and take courage and when you think you’re gonna fall; Because right in the middle of it… Read more »

Letting Go of Some Knobs

Some Friday Inspiration(s)–letting go of some ‘knobs’ and resetting our eyes. Have a blessed Friday everyone and an extraordinary weekend! #BeEncouragedToday

I Will Be Grateful For This Day

So very thankful for another Thursday–family, friends that are family, associates that are family. Reminded so much of that last night enjoying dinner @Soby’s with valued extraordinary friends & clients Dr.’s Ann Bynum and Matt Bynum. As I was walking back down the hill @ West Court I felt this enveloping sense of being so… Read more »

Good in Every Day

Always be grateful for what you have. Every day will not always be good, but there is good in every day if you choose to find it.

HOW WE ARE DEFINED.

You are NOT defined by your worst moments. You are NOT defined by your greatest accomplishments. You are NOT defined by what others think of you or what you think about yourself. You are NOT defined by what you do or fail to do. You ARE defined by what God has done for you. –… Read more »

Always Present. Always God.

The deepest level of worship is praising God through the pain; thanking God during the trials; trusting God when we are afraid; and loving Him even when He seems so far away. God is our Hope at our lowest; God is our Light at our darkest; and God is our Strength at our weakest. Psalm… Read more »

What if?

What if…we left people better than we found them? What if…we left them with a little hope, a smile, a wee bit of encouragement? What if..everyone encountered each other with the intention to bless them that day–in that moment. One of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes is that people will not remember what you said… Read more »

I Can Trust Jesus

God picked up a sparrow that could no longer fly. He brushed off his wounds then watched it soar into the sky. If He’s mindful of creation on this I can depend. I am His child and I can place all my trust in Him. I can trust Jesus. I can trust Jesus.He never once… Read more »

Planted for a Purpose

An encouraging word. Wherever life plants us today, bloom with grace. And if we find ourselves in a dark place–buried under anxiety or fear–just think we are actually being planted for a purpose. Have a great Tuesday everyone.

The Way of the Cross

I have nothing to claim but my guilt and my shame. Hopelessly lost, I could not find my way. Till His glorious light of love shone down on me. His mercy washed all my sins away! And what He did for me that day Was a price I could not pay. And by His grace,… Read more »

Prayer Changes Things.

Prayer changed me.

My Savior’s Love

One of my (and my Dad’s) Sunday Morning favorite Hymn classics–especially the acapella chorus repeats. ‘I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene. And wonder how He could love me, A sinner, condemned, unclean.How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be:How marvelous! How wonderful is my Savior’s love for me!’ Have… Read more »

You Never Lose by Loving

“God is real. God loves you. God wants what’s best for you. Believe that–I do.” – Chris Pratt “You never lose by loving.” – Barbara De Angelis

Fathers Day 2019

Fathers Day 2019. My first vivid memories as your son were traveling with you at revival services my entire childhood–you would work @ Sangamo all day–I would jump in the car with you each and every night so I could sing the only one song I knew that Mother had taught me–then go down and… Read more »

Eyes Focused on Jesus

In the face of the enemy’s lies, taunts, and threats, may you tighten your belt of truth, raise your shield of faith, and hold your ground refusing to be bullied by our fears. May we look to Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our Faith. We’re in this together, equipped to win and rise above… Read more »

Grace and Grit.

May God give us the grace and grit to keep walking; one foot in front of the other, no matter how impossible the mountain feels to climb. May He renew our faith to believe that showers of blessings await us around the bends, curves and through the valleys of our life journey. And tomorrow when… Read more »

A Memorial Day Prayer

A Memorial Day Prayer. They served and fought and died so that we might be safe and free. Grant them, O Lord, eternal peace and give them the victory. And in these days of unrest filled with grave uncertainty, Let’s not forget the price they paid to keep our country free. -Helen Steiner Rice

Thank You.

Less than 12 hours from now–my ‘crew’ and I head up the West Court ‘Hill’ to the historic Westin Poinsett @ 5AM to do final prep for our 5th Annual LEAD Greenville County Law Enforcement Appreciation Breakfast. It all began with a giving gesture of a small group of Seabrook Marchant‘s long time friends to… Read more »

The Thin Blue Line

Running through the center of darkness lies The Thin Blue Line of Law Enforcement. This line honors the heroes behind the badge, the good men and women who place themselves as a barrier of protection for those in need. Night and day, their bravery serves as a light in the darkness. THANK YOU for your… Read more »

Life is an Echo.

What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you. – Zig Ziglar

Eyes on Jesus.

I have heard God’s voice in no uncertain terms speaking to me from Psalm 46–not to lose my focus. Like setting my spiritual compass, He has challenged me to fix my eyes on Jesus so that regardless of all that swirls around me, my heart is steadfast, trusting in Him! And He can do the… Read more »

Just Be Held.

‘So when you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away You’re not alone, stop holding on and just be held Your world’s not falling apart, it’s falling into place I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held Just be held, just be held.’ Casting Crowns

Hope is not a Strategy.

Hope is not a strategy. Hope is strength.And courage.Hope is unbreakable. And brave.Hope brings healing. And comfort.Which brings more resilience, grace and compassion.and through it all, it carries the ‘greatest of these’ Love.’Love One Another as I have loved you’ John 13:34

He Knows my Name.

‘And He knows my name; Every step that I take.Every move that I make; Every tear that I cry.He knows my name; When I’m overwhelmed by the painAnd can’t see the light of day, I know I’ll be just fine.’Cause He knows my name.’ Have a great Sunday everyone!

Young Servants

We are excited about being a part of a new Teen Community & Life Skills Outreach Initiative in our ‘home town’ of Pickens County. www.YoungServants.com – Coming May 2019.

I Will Be Grateful

I WILL BE GRATEFUL FOR THIS DAY. In the hustle of to-do lists and work deadlines, sometimes it’s (too) easy to block out the details of the day, forgetting that each and every day holds precious gifts. From the air we breathe to the friendships we hold close, there is always something to be thankful… Read more »

One Scarred Hand

Wednesday Refection. ‘And when I can’t stand, I have to lean. And when I can’t see, I must believe. The Great Physician’s touch is a Balm that can Mend broken hearts with one scarred Hand.’ ‘And there my wounded soul found Liberty. At Calvary. #MendedSoul

He Chose the Nails

‘God chose us in the most costly way possible. It happened on a cross of splintered wood. Jagged nails. Indescribable pain. All for us. All so God could win our heart(s). He Chose the Nails.; – Max Lucado.

Just a Hug

Some days are just filled with anxiety, worry, grief and loss. We dig into our Faith and our Trust–but we’re human–we hurt, we worry, and we grieve.. Some times in life we just need a Hug. It may politically incorrect or socially uncomfortable–but to this Preacher’s Kid – it is what you get when you… Read more »

Leave with Nothing Left.

I don’t want to waste a breath, one heartbeat in this chest. I want to see His kingdom coming. I won’t wish my life away,I want to live each day to give away what I’ve been given. I don’t want to leave here with regret, I want to leave with nothing left.

Love One Another

Above all, before all, and through it all—Love One Another. It seems obvious and sounds simple, but it is true: love is the answer to nearly any question. In all things, err on the side of love. By doing so, you’ll brighten the life of anyone you’re involved with, and as you practice living the… Read more »

Changed People Change People.

A challenge for all of us today: ‘ Leave people better than how you found them…’ #ChangedPeopleChangePeople

Celebrating 19 Years

6,935 days ago, I began a 19 year journey. This morning, in the rear view mirror it seems like a blink of time. So humbly thankful to a God of unmerited favor Who looked my faults, scars, and failures and loved me anyway; to a most incredible Mother who loved me unconditionally and never gave… Read more »

Through the Lens of Faith

Some encouraging words for us all today from Habakkuk 1–Through the Lens of Faith; Eyes ‘Laser’ Focused on Jesus. #BeEncouraged

Every New Day

Every new day is another chance…Have a extraordinary work week everyone. #Rekindle2019

Speak Life

“Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips.” — Psalm 141:3  A simple show of hands would indicate how many are so thankful for God’s mighty protection over our lives. Thankful for the negative people he has removed, unhealthy relationships, streets we wanted to occupy that had dead… Read more »

In His Presence There is Joy

‘Through His love the Lord provided a place for us to rest;A place to find the answers in hours of distress…In the presence of Jehovah; God Almighty Prince of Peace.Troubles vanish, hearts are mended.In the Presence of the King.’ Psalm 16:11

There is Jesus.

‘So no matter what you’re facing. No matter where you’ve been. In hard times or in good times keep your eyes on Him. But in the heat of battle or by pleasant mountain streams. He’ll be right there in the middle. That’s where He’s always been.So be strong and take courage when you think you’re… Read more »

Thankful Thursday

Lord, I will lift mine eyes to the hills Knowing my help is coming from You. Your peace, You give me in time of the storm. You are the Source of my strength. You are the Strength of my life. I lift my hands in total praise to You. – Richard Smallwood / Psalm 121:1… Read more »

God.Is.Faithful.Always.

God. Is. Faithful ALWAYS. No matter what we are experiencing or how alone we feel, He is right here with us. Trusting Him involves consciously leaning on Him – that massive ‘Everlasting Arm’ we sang about so much growing up- ‘Safe and secure’ keeps us standing when we are weary. Lean on, trust in and… Read more »

You are Amazing.

Heaven is holding conversations about you right now. Angels have been assigned to you.  The Father is at work on your behalf.  You are Amazing–rest on that, friends.

God’s Been Good

Lately I’ve been looking back, along this winding road To the old familiar markers of the mercies I have known. I know it may sound simple but it’s more than a cliche There’s no better way to tell you, than to say God’s been good in my life. I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams… Read more »

Trust My Timing

I have always been intrigued by the stories behind the writings of powerful lyrics – hymns, anthems; ballads that leave a timeless impact. Our friend, Ron Hamilton penned these words back in 1978 immediately after the loss of his eye due to cancer–the lyrics are some of the most powerful and made relevantly real again… Read more »

Trust His Heart

We see the present clearly But He sees the first and the last And like a tapestry He’s weaving you and me, To someday be just like Him. God is too wise to be mistaken God is too good to be unkind. So when you don’t understand When don’t see His plan. When you can’t… Read more »

A Valentine’s Day Prayer

To loved and Be loved

‘To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides’. It’s going to be a bright sun shiny day–Love you all. Happy Wednesday everyone. #Rekindle2019

Grace Wins Every Time

Timeless hymn @ Church yesterday. Have a Blessed Monday everyone! #GraceWins   Marvelous grace of our loving Lord, Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt! Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured, There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled. Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that will pardon and cleanse within; Grace, grace, God’s grace,… Read more »

How We Make Others Feel

Life lessons. I remember as a young child before I started school literally going with my Dad everywhere–I was a carbon copy mini-me according to my Grandma Looper. Hospital visits, home visits, revival services, jails, funerals and visitations, door to door canvassing. So I got to see the world in very raw perspective very young… Read more »

Thankful Thursday – Group Hug

A few random Thankful Thursday shares/re-posts and yep–it’s 2:30A wrapping up a busy / productive day and a power nap is definitely in my immediate future.🙂 The Moon & Stars, Right is Right, What’s Important, and my new cool hat. 7AM is calling my name. Group Hug. #ReKindle2019

Leaving A Legacy

I am so very proud of our TCS 1975 Class–we are developing and plans are coming together to begin and annually fund a Scholarship @ TCS to honor classmates and teammates that have left us way too soon to include Danny Rose, Wade Graves, Charley Rice and others. It is awesome to still be connected… Read more »

Know Your Worth

Morning by Morning

‘Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thine hand hath provided. Great is Thy Faithfulness.’ A chilly morning @ The Reedy. Happy Friday – make it a great everyone. Be sure to check on our Senior Saints & shut-ins. #Rekindle2019

A ‘Praise-Ful’ Thursday

We even thank You for the pain – It’s through the losses that we gain. A clear perspective, a better view Of our dependency of You. Through good and bad we’ve learned to trust That You are loving, wise and just Yes, now with trusting hearts we raise Our hymn of deepest, highest praise! A… Read more »

Always Help Someone. You May Be the Only One Who Does.

Keep our hearts open and our spirits receptive today, our Father, to those who cross our life path that may need an encouraging word, blessing or a healing touch of Your hand. – Ruth Bell Graham

Nothing Gets Better Than That

A restless night–sleep was not on the agenda– happens more as I get older with a lot on my heart & mind with month end project deadlines and thinking of many friends this morning going through some major struggles. A large pot of hot lemon tea; the fireplace on for awhile on this chilly morning;… Read more »

Dare to Be- Monday Motivation

I Love You More.

Words we can never say or do enough–and perfect for a Saturday.

Now it is Jesus & Me.

“For I Know the Plans I have for you” declares the Lord. – Jeremiah 29:11 When I was just a kiddo, the wonderfully amazing Mrs. Evelyn Dickard would stand by the piano (tapping those shoes)–the biggest/warmest of smiles…’Now it is Jesus and me. For each tomorrow. For every heartache and every sorrow. I know that… Read more »

Preaching a Better Sermon

It’s OK to Not Be OK

“This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!” — Nehemiah 8:10

God’s Plan for Our Life

Life comes with Lemons…

Anxiety. Did you know that according to Amazon, Philippians 4:6-7 is the most highlighted passage of ANY book on the planet? Finishing up a 5 week study in our Wednesday morning prayer group of Max Lucado’s ‘Anxious for Nothing- Finding Calm in a Chaotic World’. One of my favorites – ‘Life comes with Lemons. But… Read more »

Great is Your Faithfulness

‘All I have needed Thine hand hath provided. Great is Thy Faithfulness; Lord unto Me.’ 1923 – Thomas Obediah Chisholm. Have a great Monday everyone! #ReKindle2019

Be Extra-ordinary.

Extra-ordinary. Not ordinary. Something extra. But how does extraordinary happen? Extraordinary starts with us—an ordinary person at an ordinary job doing ordinary things on an ordinary day. No special advantages. Just all-around “ordinary.” Then we decide to do something extra. To be something extra. Something a lot-a-bit extra. And not just one time. But day… Read more »

Life is about the People…

Life is about the People you meet and the life you create with them in it. One of the interesting aspects of living downtown is the People I get to meet just in my morning and afternoon walks–you know the look (especially from the exits of the River Street Garage)–most of the time it’s directions… Read more »

Because that’s what Love does

He went from commanding angels to sleeping in straw. From holding starts to clutching Mary’s finger. The palm that held the universe took the nail of a solder.  Why? Because that’s what Love does.  – Max Lucado

JOY #Allin

Could not be more proud of our Team, our Coach and staff, our University, our corner of South Carolina–the culture is Extraordinary.  #Allin #AllJoy  

Come and Step Inside

Have a wonderful first Sunday of the first month of 2019. #ReKindle2019

Here Comes the Sun!

…and it’s Alright.  – The Beatles

Heart, Mind, Soul & Strength

Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people; a heart that forgives the worst; a mind that forgets the bad and a soul that never loses faith in God.

The Shadow of a Steeple

One of the more iconic landmarks of downtown Greenville – especially at dusk and early mornings – is the Steeple at Grace Church (formerly Downtown Baptist Church).   I was blessed in 2016 to blend my living space and workspace together–actually a prayerful dream that came to fruition.  And the irony is that is former basement… Read more »

The Peace of God

Experiencing the peace of God doesn’t mean our lives will be without hardship, pain, anxiety or worry–it just means that His peace will give us the understanding to go through any obstacle that comes our way today–an inner sense of contentment and quietness regardless of today’s circumstances.   God’s Peace is complete, adequate and sufficient… Read more »

Not Dwelling on the Past

Isaiah 43 18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” #ReKindle0219

2019 – First Blank Page

Philippians 3 13 I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. #ReKindle2019

Leave Legacies not roadblocks

Life is a gift. Live it. Love is rare. Grab it. Laughter is healing. Embrace it. Kindness costs so little. And returns so much. Learn each day. Leave legacies not roadblocks. Memories are life’s bookmarks. Cherish every one of the them. (Tidbits from a life ‘book’ of notes and the 5 ‘L’s of our beloved… Read more »

ReKindle 2019

ReKindle. The action verb is defined by Webster to ‘relight (a fire) or revive (something that has been lost). #ReKindle2019