Devotional

Joy for the Season

By Julie Mullins | Nov 29, 2016

“I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.” Luke 2:10 We can find joy all throughout the Christmas story. In Luke 1:41, when Mary visited her cousin who was pregnant, it says that the baby “leaped in her womb.” In Luke 1:47, we’re told that Mary’s spirit rejoiced in God…

Are you dreaming big enough?

By Todd Mullins | Nov 29, 2016

“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” -Isaiah 54:2 Everything about this verse speaks of increase, doesn’t it? I see nothing that encourages us to maintain the status quo or get comfortable where we are. In fact, this verse should cause…

The Thanksgiving Spirit

By Todd Mullins | Nov 22, 2016

I love Thanksgiving. It’s a great time of year – even in South Florida. Sure, we don’t experience the fall leaves or the cold temperatures, but Thanksgiving usually marks the time of year when you can walk outside without instantly breaking out in a sweat. And people seem to be nicer the week of Thanksgiving.…

Full of Faith

By Todd Mullins | Oct 21, 2016

I want to be a person who is full of faith—walking in the confidence of who God is and completely trusting in His power and ability. Don’t you? Stephen was such a man, recognized for being “full of faith and power.” He didn’t shrink back from those accusing him falsely. Instead he launched into a…

A Disciplined Life

By Shaun Blakeney | Sep 16, 2016

Who loves discipline?  I don’t think there is anyone on planet earth that loves discipline.  No one truly loves being disciplined or having discipline. Being disciplined and having discipline are really the same thing. The definition of “discipline”: training to ensure proper behavior. I can remember when I was a kid and I would get…

Excited

By Todd Mullins | Sep 10, 2016

What gets you excited? Is it a great ball game with your favorite team winning in the last few minutes of the game? Or maybe it’s an unbelievable sale at the mall? There are many things that can capture our passions and excitement. In our Luke chapter 10, the disciples returned from a deliverance service,…

How to Get Volunteers to Engage with Your Mission

By Dale Hudson | Sep 8, 2016

Did you know that only 13% of employees worldwide and only 33% of employees in the U.S. are engaged in their jobs?  If the percentage of engagement is that low in people’s jobs, imagine how low it is with volunteers. Stop and think about it for a minute.  Are your volunteers truly engaged with the…

Why a tree

By Tara Baldwin | Sep 4, 2016

But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, Which yields its fruit in its season And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.  Psalm 1:2-3 (NASB) I love the simple complexity of…

Ministry Needs Margin

By Andrea Lathrop | Sep 4, 2016

For most of my life, I’ve done a terrible job of creating margin. I feel like the last person on the planet who should be writing on the subject. But I guess I have made some progress because I have figured out how to make time to write this blog! I would love to share…