Perseverance

December 8, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

Each day brings its own set of challenges. This week will be no different. Sometimes we find ourselves getting weighted down and discouraged. We all respond differently in these situations.... Keep Reading

Letting the Holy Spirit Take the Lead

November 3, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

How often are you faced with a situation wherein you are struggling with knowing what to do? Hindsight almost always provides more clarity, but that's only after you have had the opportunity to reflect on the situation. What if you are in the midst of a big decision that you are facing for the first time? Do not worry because the Holy Spirit can intercede and provide direction.... Keep Reading

Using Faith and Talent in Everyday Battles

October 17, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

Recognizing the gifts and talents God has blessed us with is a very important aspect, but we also need to add the faith component. ... Keep Reading

The Salt of the Earth

October 3, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

Throughout Jesus' teachings, He used parables to communicate principles of God's Kingdom. He said each believer's life should have the same impact on his or her world as salt has on food. Salt gives food flavor and brings out the best, while at the same time it serves as a preservative. What does this really mean for us?... Keep Reading

Reflecting on Temptation

July 18, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

You may be familiar with the aspect of the Easter story where Peter denied knowing Christ three times. Even Peter did not believe that this could be possible, but it came true. However, in order to discover this about himself, he needed to be placed in a situation to reveal his true condition. Consider your own temptations - what did you learn from them?... Keep Reading

Defining Your Value

July 14, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

For a number of folks, July is the time when we need to finalize our "mid-year" performance reviews. Again, these are from a workplace and secular perspective. For a number of us, we take that performance assessment as defining our self-worth - wrong answer. We are bombarded with media messages that say we are defined by what we drive, where we live, how many toys we own, and the size of our investment account. However, Paul said the purpose of his existence was "to know Christ, and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death." (Philippians 3:10)... Keep Reading

A Different Kind of Performance Review

July 8, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

For many in the workplace, this is a time of "mid-year performance reviews." Many of us run around trying to "delight" our employers by meeting or exceeding all the various elements of our performance plans. Fortunately, our Lord has a different measuring stick.... Keep Reading

Who is your "banner"?

July 8, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

God wants us to perform miracles through each of our vocations. At Rephidim, when Moses held his staff to Heaven, it served as a symbol of dependence and acknowledgment that Heaven was the source of the Israelites' power. When he dropped his hand, the power was removed and they began to lose ground in battle. ... Keep Reading

A Note on "Father's Day"

June 13, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

As we look to Sunday, some in the secular world have identified this day as "Father's Day," a day when we are to honor and give thanks for our earthly father. Whether our father is alive or passed away, it is the memories of our father and what he has instilled in us that plays through our mind.... Keep Reading

Fruit-Bearers

June 9, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

When God chose each of us, He knew what He was doing. Each of us may not have had the greatest skill, the greatest aptitude, or even the greatest personality; however, He always has something in mind for those he picks.... Keep Reading

Alliances

May 30, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

In today's world, we constantly hear of "alliances" or "business partners." Having good "alliances" it is not only critical in our business lives, but also our personal lives - our friendship and family relationships. Often decisions around business alliances are difficult. Are you looking to God to direct your way in forming and maintaining these relationships?... Keep Reading

Spirit Guided

May 5, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

How often are you faced with a situation, wherein, you are struggling with knowing what to do? Hindsight almost always provides more clarity, but that's only after we have had the opportunity to gather and/or recognize more of the "facts" in the situation. But what if it is the first time that you ever faced the issue and you don't have the luxury of time to reflect? Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would remind us of the things He desires us to know. ... Keep Reading

Why is Good Friday so "good"?

April 21, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

Why is Good Friday "good"? How can Good Friday be good when it commemorates the day on which our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified wherein the sins of mankind brought about the death of our Savior?... Keep Reading

Following His Call

March 28, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

How often do we get caught up in our "to do lists" and fail to execute on our #1 priority: "To love the Lord our God with all our heart, and to love our neighbor as ourselves."... Keep Reading

Listening to God's Direction

March 24, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

According to Gen 6: 9-10, "Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God." When it came time to execute God's plan, He chose Noah to build a big boat. Noah had no idea what a boat was or how to build one, let alone, how to "captain" one. God provided all the details. He gave him the dimensions: the height, width, space requirements - everything he needed to complete the task. God trusted Noah and Noah trusted God. Have you asked God for His wisdom and understanding and courage required to move forward this day in what He has planned?... Keep Reading

Adversity

March 21, 2014 | by: Dave Dunlap | 0 comments

Remember when Paul and Silas had just been thrown into prison and an earthquake erupted and the jail cell door sprung open? Fortunately they had the wisdom to sit quietly in their cell. They realized that there was a higher purpose for their time in prison. In turn, how do we face adversity in our day to day lives? ... Keep Reading

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