Is the Time Right?

by Kendall

“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”— Napoleon Hill 

Solomon put it this way: “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” (Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB)

There will always be an excuse ‘not to.’ There will always be a nay-sayer who will try to convince you that the timing isn’t right. There will always be a critic who will ridicule you should you dare begin. 

Here’s the truth: The timing is ALWAYS right to do what’s right! 

NOW is the right time to take your next step in your faith-walk with the Lord. 
NOW is the right time to begin taking care of the body God has blessed you with (don’t buy into the idea that you should wait ’til January. Lots of people have heart attacks in November/December–you don’t want to be one of them.) 
NOW is the right time to reconcile that strained relationship with a family member.
NOW is the right time to pursue your dream job.
NOW is the right time to take the next step in becoming the person you were designed to become!

The Empty Chair

by Kendall

A few weeks ago, I challenged our congregation to take responsibility for an empty chair; that is, to make a commitment to the Lord to be active in seeking to reach someone who is not currently in church and bringing them into our fellowship.  Man…

Leaving the Wasteland

by Kendall

“For I am about to do something new.  See, I have already begun!  Do you not see it?  I will make a pathway through the wilderness.  I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.”  (Isaiah 43:19, NLT)At times we all look at our li…


by Kendall

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock (Isaiah 26:3-4, NLT)Here’s a fact of life that nobody can deny: life is stressful.  Here’s som…


by Kendall

Mondays are foggy for me.  I think it has something to do with the spiritual, emotional, relational, and even physical intensity that goes into most Sundays.  In any case, most Mondays I wake up and check my pulse to make sure I’m alive and t…

Making the Team–part two

by Kendall

An elite high school athlete can expect to receive scholarship offers from many different colleges.  As coaches are courting these blue-chip recruits, they will seek to persuade them to join their program by sharing the benefits their school has t…

Making the Team–part one

by Kendall

I’m not a Clemson fan.  I don’t hate Clemson.  I’m just not a fan.  It doesn’t bother me when they win (well… it bothered me a lot on August 31).  I don’t lose any sleep over it when they lose.  I grew up in Georgia, and I ch…

Shifting Gears–Part 3

by Kendall

Shifting Gears–part 3When The Lord tells us something three times, it must really be important.  Notice the Lord’s command to Joshua: “Be strong and courageous… Be strong and very courageous… Be strong and courageous…” (Joshua 1:6,7, & …

Shifting Gears, part two

by Kendall

Shifting Gears–part twoShift from SEEN Reality to UNSEEN RealityWe live in two worlds. The natural realm and the spiritual realm exist side by side.  Our tendency is to be much more aware of the natural because it is what we see.In 2 Corinthians …

Shifting Gears–part one

by Kendall

Shifting GearsOn Saturday, June 1, my family loaded up the Explorer and headed out for a week of vacation fun with all of my wife’s relatives.  Yes, I was going to spend a week surrounded by my in-laws!  Our trip to Gulf Shores, Alabama was g…