Sunday Sermon Matinee (episode 1/The abundant life)

Hey friends, I decided to try something new today. Earlier this year I had the privilege of leading an online discussion on the words, actions, and life of Jesus Christ. The experience rocked my world in such a way that altered my approach to sharing my faith. I now recognize, that in the past, I … Continue reading Sunday Sermon Matinee (episode 1/The abundant life)

A quick morning prayer

Father God, Today I approach you with the desire to be more like your Son. Just as He shined light into a world filled with darkness, so I want to shine too. Holy Spirit help me to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. May my life reflect His love and grace in all I say … Continue reading A quick morning prayer

Recent podcast adventures…. (Faith can move mountains)

My adventures in cyberspace have led to some amazing connections. This past year, I had the privilege of meeting a fellow life coach and soul-sister, Jena Harris. Recently she gave me the honor being her guest on her Soulfood Sundays podcast.

Live your values

Something for you to think about.... πŸ€”πŸ’­πŸ’‘ - For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead. James 2:26 ESV - Share this with someone who could benefit from hearing it. 🀜πŸ’₯πŸ€› Unapologetically yours, John Eli

What I learned from an encounter with a man from the middle east

I pulled over to a side street when I heard the tire pop. Although I was still close to the main road, I wanted to be out of the way of traffic. Countless cars passed by without a care in the world. Where I’m originally from, we usually roll down the window and offer help, when we see someone stopped on the side of the road. That wasn’t the case in the city.

What I’m learning from Angry Birds, public outbursts, and church people

My initial reaction was nausea… then the nausea was followed by deep sorrow…. My heart hurt for this young man. I’m almost sure that he was completely blind-sighted by the backlash caused by his shirt. I’m positive that all he wanted to do was share the gospel. Instead, he was tar and feathered by two bitter crows.

Difficulty, God’s plan, & grace

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.James 1:2‭-‬4 … Continue reading Difficulty, God’s plan, & grace

Grace in the midst of the fires of pain

Here I am, struggling, but choosing to live the best life that I can, despite my circumstances. Here I am, grateful for everyone, and everything, that I do have. I am appreciative of the many, many blessings provided just for me.