Perspective is Everything

January 17, 2018
by Brandy Webb

One truth I have learned over the years is that life is constantly changing. Things never stay the same, so make sure you enjoy the small moments and don’t take life for granted. Another truth is, don’t waste time worrying about little things because, truth be told, if it isn’t going to be important tomorrow, next week, a month from now, or even a year or more from now, then it isn’t worth stressing over. Continue reading

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Satisfy Your Soul

January 1, 2018
by Brandy Webb

When we are hungry, we get something to eat. When we are thirsty, we get something to drink. This is to satisfy our physical needs, but these physical things cannot satisfy our soul. True soul-satisfying fulfillment can only come from God. Continue reading

Thank You God

December 20, 2017
by Brandy Webb

Have you ever had one of those days that make you realize how real God is, and you are completely filled with joy that you know He is real? I am talking about one of those days that you know without any doubt that God was helping you, and when you finally get home, you are relieved and very grateful to have God looking out for you. I had one of those days yesterday, December 19, 2017. Continue reading

Investment

December 4, 2017
by Brandy Webb

Tyler CGI held their first teen dance, in probably many, many years, Saturday night. We have three lovely teen girls that worked hard to put their idea together, and I have to say I was thoroughly impressed. It turned out awesome. It also made me realize how important it is for us adults to invest in our children by giving them outlets to have safe fun. Continue reading

A Thankful Heart is a Happy Heart

November 23, 2017
by Brandy Webb

The author of this quote is unknown, but I really like it. I think that the first time I heard part of it was on Veggie Tales.

  A thankful heart is a happy heart. Being Thankful for what I have, that’s a good place to start.

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Bumpy Road

November 17, 2017
by Brandy Webb

I was doing my devotional the other day, and it really hit home with me. So, I wanted to share my thoughts. It made the point of stating that following Jesus doesn’t usually mean we get to go down smooth and glamorous roads. In fact, the roads are usually bumpy and curvy.

Bumpy road at the Golan Heights in Israel

The truth is that accepting Christ in our lives is one step and is relatively easy because it is a gift from God. Yet, what is not easy is to then follow Him where He leads us. Jesus points out in Matthew 7:14, “How narrow is the gate and difficult the road that leads to life, and few find it” (HCSB). In the devotional, the writer pointed out that the path Christ “leads us down can at times be lonely and not make sense. It’s the path where we’re more reliant on Him than ever” (Now What? by Scott Rodgers).

This statement made a lot of sense to me. I know I am more reliant on God when He takes me down paths that defy my understanding, and I am sure you are too. When this happens to us, we should not lose hope because God does give us the desires of our hearts (Psalm 37:4). We just may not understand the way He is doing it. He also allows us to plan and set goals, but He is the one to establish our steps (Proverbs 16:9).

The point is, He is the one who chooses our path if we want to follow Him. Therefore, when we follow Him, we can’t lean on our own understanding because our ways are not His ways (Proverbs 3:5; Isaiah 55:8). His thoughts are not our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8). Thus, when we follow God we most likely will not understand how the path will lead us to our goals, hopes, and dreams. Yet, we must trust Him because He knows more than we know, and He “will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust” Him. Plus, sometimes the roads He leads us down are our opportunities to test our faith and examine ourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5). When we get to the other side we will be stronger than we were when we started down the path.

Our main goal in this life overall is to make it to the Kingdom, and the path He chooses for us is to prepare us for the future. Sometimes we need to be stretched and molded, which isn’t fun. However, one day we will be able to look back and say, “Oh, now I get it.”

So, we need to hang in there even if the path He is leading us down is a little bumpy, and we don’t know how we are going to make it through. All we need to do is trust Him because He knows what He is doing, and hopefully, the path will prove that, yes, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13).

Tunnel Vision

October 24, 2017
by Brandy Webb

Tunnel vision is defined by Merriam-Webster as “Constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision.” Google’s informal definition is “the tendency to focus exclusively on a single or limited goal or point of view.” Continue reading

God Moves

October 18, 2017
by Brandy Webb

My family and I just got back from the Feast. We were blessed to have been able to go to a small site in Costa Rica. It was an awesome experience.

The irony is that my children and I were not too excited about going to Costa Rica at first. One reason is we had just started at a new school that I am teaching at for the first time. So, we had a lot of “firsts” going on, and we just weren’t really in the right frame of mind to travel to a country we had never been to before and one that spoke a language that none of us are able to speak. However, my husband happened to purchase our plane tickets before we had a chance to voice our concerns, so we ended up going to Costa Rica. And we all are so grateful that we did. Continue reading