Content provided by Jenna Finkenhoefer “Don’t be a “MARTHA” (Unless, of course, your name is Martha) I’m sure you are familiar with the story of Martha and Mary (Luke 10: 38-42). Each time I hear the story of Mary and Martha, especially the week of Thanksgiving, when my plate is literally overflowing with tasks to complete prior to the holiday, I can completely relate to Martha, and can appreciate her frustration with her sister Mary. “What the heck Mary? Can’t you see I’m busy here?!”
This week Pizza Ranch has a team of 29 people in Jamaica, working alongside a group of local people there on several different projects. For almost a decade now, we have partnered with this same group of people, building relationships with many locals, loving on them and their families, and helping with construction and other community enhancement projects.
When active yeast is mixed into dough a transformation happens. The kingdom of God needs to be the yeast in our lives, transforming us.
We must stay grounded in the word and go to God unceasingly for wisdom and to seek his presence.
I love the book of James and the insights, challenges, and truth he brings in his writings. One such challenge that brings truth to me is found in James 1:19 NIV, "My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."
This weekend's baking didn't go according to plan. It reminded me the importance of reading scripture closingly and not leaning on your own understanding.
It's easy to get sucked into the normal patterns of this world, even easier to seek comfort vs. push yourself to your true potential.…
While reading a plan on the Lord’s Prayer I found some questions that are very interesting.
What are you facing today? This week? This year? God knows the path you're on and wants you to hold on to him. Whether your trials are a challenge for today or a crisis lasting several weeks or years, hold on to the one that created you and loves you.
Do you ever feel like God changes His mind about the track for your life? Like you feel you have Him figured out and can anticipate the work and path that the Lord has you on, but then you start to question His nudges?
Is Jesus the center of your life? I’m sure we’d all say yes or want to say yes, but the fact is for most of us, most of the time, the center point of our life is ourselves. Typically, this is a comfortable, stable place to be. The downside is that you don’t grow or change in this place.
The succession of Moses and Joshua's preparation.