Posts with the category “focus”
HOW TO OVERCOME EMBARASSING MOMENTS
January 24th, 2023
BY BETH SKANDERUP VGP Choir Director We all have embarrassing moments. Times when we open our mouths when they should remain closed, or you are about to sing a special and you have no idea how the so...
A Light to our Path
December 5th, 2022
I would like to spend a few moments engaging and sharing some insights that the Holy Spirit has taught me whilst reading and writing the words of Jesus. I felt it deep in my heart about three years ag...
The Power of the Tongue
November 14th, 2022
You may not realize that you have tremendous power in your tongue. The power of speech. We were created in the image of God, and part of that image is the ability to speak. No other created thing ha...
Where is Your Heart?
November 7th, 2022
The authority on this, the answer, is always the Word which is the voice of the Living God! Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs o...
The Essence of Faith
September 19th, 2022
could go on in explaining this place where loneliness overtakes my thoughts, when it seems like the world conspires to rob me of everything, especially my joy. But each time I find myself at what I p...
September 12th, 2022
Maybe you’ve also asked one of these questions before: Who am I? What’s my purpose? Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life? We’ve all wondered it. Don’t feel like you’re alone or the onl...
Not About Us
August 24th, 2022
"But God, I'm not a college graduate. I'm not perfect, I'm not smart enough." Ok I'll be really honest with you. I have used this sooo many stinkin' times. And still do sometimes. Moses tried this exc...
Get It Together ... or Don't
August 8th, 2022
So dear friends, never tell yourself to “keep it together” if the Lord could be inviting you to a precious encounter with Him. One where He is so very near, where He reminds you He understands and tre...
Take My Yoke Upon You
August 2nd, 2022
The word “labour” in verse 28 is from the Greek word kopaio, which describes the most wearisome kind of labor. This is a person who is giving everything he has to a project or assignment. He is strivi...
On Purpose, For a Purpose
July 12th, 2022
God loved, chased down, forgave and redeemed Saul, not because of anything he had done, but because of who he was: His son. His real identity was not dependent on anything he could earn or what his ea...
Front Row Seats
June 6th, 2022
The front seater also gets to hear clearly and engage in conversation with the driver! This can come with privileges. Sometimes simply just “being in the know”, can make you feel confident. For me, f...
Gloom, Gold and Glory
June 1st, 2022
Not only did Joseph’s gift become useful in the prison; but in Genesis 41, Pharaoh himself needed the gold inside of Joseph. Again, Joseph’s gift became super relevant in a time of crisis. This brough...
What Time is it For You?
May 2nd, 2022
I am sure you would agree with me that, in life, a person cannot just do anything at any time. For instance, it would be very awkward to put on summer wear in winter. This is because God has designed ...
There’s a window in my room.
April 11th, 2022
Melody LesmeisterWorship Arts Pastor It’s a favourite of mine. There are trees and blue skies on the other side… Fresh air and bird sounds. At night it lets in the glow of the moon and stars. It’s th...
You Make Mistakes - He Doesn\'t
March 2nd, 2022
Don’t waste another day in the sludge of shame! Jesus has taken that load. He has paid the penalty for your sins. Throw off complacency, self-pity and any sense of martyrdom. That is behind you. You d...
Love is In the Little Things
February 28th, 2022
It’s in the little things.... Jesus didn’t command us to go out and do something BIG - He showed us how love in the little things too. Why? Because the little things matter more than you or I could im...
JESUS IS AWESOME ... DAN WILL STEAL YOUR STUFF
February 8th, 2022
Dan's background was that of drugs and gang involvement, and He had been transformed by the work of God, through salvation. The fruit was evident that night. So I wanted to encourage him in his growth...
RED WORDS WIN
January 31st, 2022
Jesus said that He has given you and me the same glory that God gave Him. The SAME glory, Jesus did not say that He was so special that no one else was able to have the glory, He said He gave us the ...
What is Beautiful at the Beautiful Gate?
January 18th, 2022
After this encounter, this man’s life did not just become a reflection of the name of the gate he had sat at for several years of his life. Rather, his life became a reflection of the goodness of the ...
December 6th, 2021
Notice particularly where Paul said, “…the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” This word “word” is the Greek word rhema, which refers to a specific, quickened word. In order to have a swor...
November 30th, 2021
“Huh? You want me to go back over there?” – as usual, I thought God must be crazy because He KNOWS I don’t like bugs. Not one bit. I wondered if it finally happened - God must have cracked! Right? Bu...
DANGER OF DAMAGED FILTERS
November 22nd, 2021
We often can’t recognize our need for a filter change, cause we’re too consumed with justifying or protecting ourselves. I had to humble myself, ask for Papas discernment & correction & get sober abou...
IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS
November 16th, 2021
To be thankful does not mean you pretend that things aren’t difficult. It is important that you are kind to yourself, and that you give yourself permission to actually feel and walk through pain and l...
STABILITY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
October 25th, 2021
[Remember.] ME WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed. God knew there would be chaos and stress in our lives but He has also given us a way to have stabilit...
LIFT HIM UP - CHANGE THE WORLD
October 18th, 2021
Do you want to see change in the world? Do you want to see people come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ? A wise man once said to me, “You can protest and picket all you want, but until the heart ...
Embracing The Holy Spirit's Conviction
October 4th, 2021
When the Holy Spirit convicts you of something wrong, it means God wants you to make it right. When we acknowledge our shortfalls before God, there is nothing shameful about it. Rather, it opens the d...