Setting a Godly Example


My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.

Proverbs 23:26



It’s important to set a Godly example for our children. Our kids are a direct reflection of us. If we raise our kids seeing that we love our spouses as Christ loves the church, the bar will be set for their relationships and future families. There’s nothing more powerful than living out your faith!


True Friends


A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 17:17



Our past experiences allow us to make better decisions in the future. One thing I’ve learned from having friends, true friends don’t run away when you’re navigating deep waters. I’ve had close friends bolt when I’ve needed them most and new friendships blossom out of the ashes of these same trials. They say people enter your life through different seasons and for different reasons, but my experience tells me that “true friends” stick with you for the long haul.

He Bridged the Gap


For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do…

Romans 8:3



God gave every human free will. Free will was what allowed Adam and Eve to bring sin into this world and causes each of us to stumble, sometimes multiple times a day. But God, knowing we’d continue to condemn ourselves to a life separate from His will, sent Jesus Christ to obliterate the gap! 

Uncover God’s Plan


For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 2:10



God has a plan… He created you for and with a purpose. Finding that purpose, other than expanding His kingdom, can be a lifelong endeavor. God has gifted you with the talents specifically tailored to the plan He has for you. Life is an adventure, never stop seeking to uncover God’s plan and walk boldly in it!

Infinite Grace


But the hair of his head began to grow again after it had been shaved.

Judges 16:22



Samson was the ultimate bad example. He was dedicated to the Lord, proceeded to break every vow, and continued to mess up until he landed himself in prison with his eye gouged out.

If you’ve made poor decisions in your life, you can easily relate. But God has an infinite level of grace available to those who will ask for forgiveness and come back to rely on Him.

God allows Samson’s source for strength to return to him, in spite of his failings. God has that same grace waiting for those who will ask!

He’s Right Here!


And he was very thirsty, and he called upon the Lord and said, “You have granted this great salvation by the hand of your servant, and shall I now die of thirst and fall into the hands of the uncircumcised?” And God split open the hollow place that is at Lehi, and water came out from it. And when he drank, his spirit returned, and he revived. Therefore the name of it was called En-hakkore; it is at Lehi to this day.

Judges 15:18-19



Why do we allow ourselves to get so deep into the woods of stress and oppression before we call out to God for help? Is it pride? Is it stubbornness? God is with us 24/7 wondering why we allow ourselves to be overburdened when He’s standing right here next to us. Don’t wait until your overwhelmed, call out to God constantly for guidance and help and your burdens will be light and your spirit will be filled. 

Taking Credit


And Samson said, “With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps upon heaps, with the jawbone of a donkey have I struck down a thousand men.”

Judges 15:16



How many times have you or someone else taken credit for something someone else has done? It’s completely demoralizing. If it’s happened to you, it’s really hard to watch someone else get the kudos for something you’ve labored over. Samson was taking credit for something God had done. Always give God the glory as you rely on Him for all things!