About to Mess Up

Here’s the deal–life is a series of battles. Some are minor skirmishes but others are full-scale war. While we may experience a cease fire agreement from time to time we must not fool ourselves into thinking it’s permanent. No, it’s merely a time to catch our breath to gear up for the next attack.

That was the case for Israel in 1 Samuel 13-14. The Philistines, a war-like people who inhabited the southeastern coastal area of the Mediterranean, had been a thorn in Israel’s side from the time Continue reading

Measuring Up

On October 24-25 the women of FBC Covington invite you to a conference–A Confident Heart. Renee Swope from Proverbs 31 Ministries will be our speaker.  Please be blessed by her guest post today.

Measuring Up

By Renee Swope

stockvault-measuring-tape125328Do you ever compare yourself to others and feel like you don’t quite measure up? Maybe you think you’re not as smart, capable, personable, or as godly as they are?

It is so easy to think that if we had more or knew more, we’d be secure. But the truth is, even people who “have it all” still struggle with feelings of insecurity. The Bible opens with the story of a woman who had everything, but it wasn’t enough (Gen. 2). Continue reading

Running Behind Our Pads

Every time I think I’m about to get a handle on football, the commentators throw me another curve ball. For example, recently during one of the preseason games the announcer stated, “He’s running behind his pads!”

Hmmm……..running behind his pads; running behind his pads.  What in the world could that possibly mean? I thought to myself. Less than five minutes later, the announcer said it again.  Because Waylon knows me quite well he quizzed, “Do you know what the commentator is talking about?”

“Nope.  Not a clue,” I confessed. Continue reading

Are You Listening?

Can you look back in your life and identify defining moments? I mean something you read, heard, or experienced that literally changed your life? Let me tell you about one of mine. It happened during seminary when I begrudgingly attended a required seminar for my early childhood development class. Little did I know God had an experience waiting for me that would have a profound impact in so many areas of my life.

The speaker was a child psychologist named Don Fontenelle. While I heard him speak many years ago and cannot quote him verbatim, the gist of what he had to say hit me like a sledgehammer. I knew immediately that what I was hearing made sense and had great practical applications. His thesis went something like this. Continue reading