Support a Teacher: Change Lives

God Gold of the day

Challenge: support a teacher this year

How can you do that?

1) Ask a teacher what they need, how you can serve them, donate cleaning supplies or whatever needed items to their classroom

2)Reach out to a teacher and encourage them. It can be a short simple message, just let them know how valued and loved they are, and say thank you for all they do in changing kids lives on the daily

3) Pray for a teacher. All it takes is one minute of your day to lift up a teacher, all the obstacles and tough situations they may be facing, lift them up to God and it says in God’s Word;

“The prayer of a righteous person is POWERFUL and EFFECTIVE.”

-James 5:16

It may not seem like much, but taking just 1 minute to pray for a teacher can be so powerful and effective in a teachers life and each of their student’s lives in their class.

You have the chance to support those who are daily raising up our next generation even in the difficulties of Covid and all that is taking place this year!

And for you teachers out there; here’s some encouragement to hold onto this year!

“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

Whatever challenges you may face, remember that God is working through those moments to stretch you and grow you, making you even more effective in how you serve your students and those around you! Keep battling this year, we are with you, and we love you so much!

A big THANK YOU to all the teachers out there! Every day you step in the classroom you change many lives just by showing up! Y’all are world changers, keep doing ya thang

Son-day Surprise

God Gold of the Day


Had an awesome moment today that I felt the need to share with y’all. I spent my day from morning to mid-afternoon, I felt kind of weird, my thought-life was struggling, I felt all of these insecurities and doubts springing up from everywhere. It was just really weird and I kept coming back to the same thought on why I felt the way I did, why did I feel so far away from God knowing that He was so close?

Turned on the radio going down the road and this song came on! What a powerful and uplifting song of truth that was desperately needed during my struggle. It hit me while listening to it exactly why I felt the way I did. I hadn’t once stopped at any point of my day to spend time with God. I hadn’t gotten alone with Him in prayer, pour out all that weighed on my heart and seeked His presence. I hadn’t opened up the Word to see, feel and sit under the power and love of God’s truth.

I know this relationship with God isn’t based off what I do or my faithfulness. I know that how much I work or do will never bring me any closer to God than I already am but spending time with Him, it’s truly so crucial for us distracted, forgetful, and fleshly people. It’s absolutely a must in this life with Him, why? Because in those moments where I felt so far away from God was simply because I was. He was close to me the whole time and working in amazing ways bringing this song to me in the middle of my blues, but I was not close to Him. I hope that makes sense. God is always right there with us but so often we get caught up in our lives, distracted, beat down, and try to do life without Him. Those are moments where even though we are closer than ever to God, without spending time with Him, deeply searching and reminding ourselves of who God is, who He says we are with Him and the fact that He’s with us and He’s got us! We are closer than ever to God but we can so easily feel so far away.

After hearing this song and feeling so distraught all day, I prayed and went to God so intentionally and intimately because I realized feeling far from Him, I felt hopeless, incapable, upset. I came to see my deep need for God and asked Him to pour down His Word like rain, I asked for His Word to speak to me in whatever way He felt I needed to hear Him. Opened up my Bible app, hit a random Psalm and this is what it was!!! The rest of the day, walking into even more unknown territory and out of my comfort zone way more than I had been at all during the first half of my day. After hearing Him speak LIFE to me from this Word, although the situation was tougher, more uncomfortable, I felt so at ease. I felt more comfortable and had more joy than I had all day in what seemed like the easier of the two parts of my day. It’s so cool how powerful God’s Word is and I pray that we don’t take that special opportunity of time God gives us to spend with Him fore granted. Just read these verses and you’ll see what I mean!!! It’s easy to know you’re close to God but it’s also easy to feel far away. The only way to feel closer to Him is to get closer to Him!!!!

-Psalm 62

I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.

He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will never be shaken.
3 So many enemies against one man—
all of them trying to kill me.
To them I’m just a broken-down wall
or a tottering fence.
They plan to topple me from my high position.
They delight in telling lies about me.
They praise me to my face
but curse me in their hearts.
Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken.
My victory and honor come from God alone.
He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.
O my people, trust in him at all times.
Pour out your heart to him,
for God is our refuge.
Common people are as worthless as a puff of wind,
and the powerful are not what they appear to be.
If you weigh them on the scales,
together they are lighter than a breath of air.
10 Don’t make your living by extortion
or put your hope in stealing.
And if your wealth increases,
don’t make it the center of your life.
11 God has spoken plainly,
and I have heard it many times:
Power, O God, belongs to you;
12 unfailing love, O Lord, is yours.
Surely you repay all people
according to what they have done.”

Real-life God Gold

God Gold of the Day

“Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, Lord. You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:6-8‬ ‭

Saw this awesome picture God created when I was on the road today. His face literally shining on us! Stinkin crazy!

Think on this today:

The One who makes that picture happen, is the One who loves us, cares for us, fights for us, and fulfills our every need.

I could write all day about how awesome, capable and powerful God is but just think on that and live in the peace, comfort and confidence that comes in knowing God, having full access to God, and having this same God who created that, love you!

Shortest Gold ever because what else can be said about Him that He isn’t already showing us!?!?!!!

I love you but God loves you way more!!! Happy Friyay everyone!

Son-day Surprise

God Gold of the Day

Today’s Son-day surprise is a good ole Sunday funny for ya!!! Hope everyone has an awesome day at church!!! Heard something that’s kept me pretty convicted and kind of lit a fire under me with as much as I find myself comfortable and complacent in this life with Christ. Hope it can fire you up in a similar way and be a great reminder throughout the week ahead;

“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.” -Billy Sunday

Great reminder to serve Monday-Saturday like we serve today and worship the Lord those days as well like we do today. I don’t say that to hurt any body’s feelings, I say that to call all of us out because Jesus Christ whom we follow is so much bigger than any Sunday-limited, comfortable Christianity. He’s made us for more and people need to know how awesome He is!!! Let’s get it this week!!!


“It’s The Thought That Counts

Choosing a gift for an elderly mother…

Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother.

The first said, “I built a big house for our mother.” The second said, “I sent her a Mercedes with a driver.” The third smiled and said, “I’ve got you both beat.

You remember how mom enjoyed reading the Bible? And you know she can’t see very well. So I sent her a remarkable parrot that recites the entire Bible. It took elders in the Church 12 years to teach him. He’s one of a kind. Mama just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot recites it.”

Soon thereafter, mom sent out her letters of thanks:

“David,” she wrote one son, “The house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house.”

“John,” she wrote to another, “I am too old to travel. I stay most of the time at home, so I rarely use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!”

“Dearest Jeffrey,” she wrote to her third son, “You have the good sense to know what your mother likes. The chicken was delicious.”


There Ain’t No Pit Low Enough, Ain’t No Pit Wide Enough, To Keep Us From Being with God Today!!!!

God Gold of the Day

Hhaha I hope you know what song the title of today’s message is from because if you don’t, I’m sure you’re thinking I’m one weird dude! Just in case you don’t, it’s from “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” by Marvin Gaye, which most of you probably know it from Remember the Titans!!! I just wanted to share this chapter from Psalms with you today. It’s a piece of God’s Word that has helped me in a lot of tough times, from beginning to end, it shows so much of God, Who He is and how awesome He is. But since it was written by David, a human, no different than me and you, it shows a lot of us too, our struggles, the internal and external battles we are faced with in this life and a level of dependence that we get the chance to have in God. It’s so cool as I’ve read this a lot of times, it hit me today that there’s nothing different between David and us, or any person in the Bible for that matter. It may seem like they all had so much faith and did so many amazing things but the only One behind their faith and the amazing things is the God they had a relationship with. The same God that we get the opportunity to have a relationship with.
How stinkin AWESOME!!!!! What’s really awesome to see to is that David here speaks of struggles, enemies, and tough situations just as me and you face in our lives. YES, the great King David struggled too. It’s comforting to see David speak of his own humanity. To know that not just him but every other human to ever walk the earth has had similar struggles and battles in their life. It’s comforting to know that, and it’s okay if you go through some stuff in life. That’s apart of this journey with the Lord, but as David speaks to his lowliness as a human, he also speaks of the magnitude of how great our God is! It’s okay to not be okay, but when we see what David says about God, we know that it’s not okay to be like that for long. Why? We don’t have to!
If you have a relationship with God no matter how deep your “pit of despair” is, He will lift you out of the pit and set your feet on solid ground. When I usually look through these verses, it’s because I’m in a pit myself and today is no different. But what is different, beyond wanting to put my trust and depend on myself or “things” of this world to get me through, it was God who reached down and opened me eyes to see Him in the pit with me. He isn’t just above the pit to lift us up, He’s there in the pit, in the deepest and hardest struggles of our lives. His loving presence is right there with us helping us see outside the pit. Helping us see that this pit isn’t meant to break us or keep us in chains, this pit is teaching us to depend. Teaching us to give up trusting in anything besides God and trusting in Him alone. This pit seems so so terrible in the moment until you look over and see God with you, that’s how David speaks like a man with incredible amounts of faith because with the powerful, graceful, loving Father right beside him in his struggle, seeing God in the pit with us helps us see beyond our current circumstances into seeing the journey ahead God has for us outside the pit. As we see our salvation standing beside us, He allows us to see our salvation through the eyes of faith. Although we’re still in the same pit, it’s not so much as a struggle anymore but a moment of strengthening. We’re still in the same pit but the Lord gives us joy and gladness knowing that He is there with us!!!
Our perspective and attitude changes through how we see Him like a drone lifting our vision outside of the pit and we begin to see the WHY behind the pit. The WHY that keeps us seeking God, keeps our dependence on Him and Him alone! God gives us a purpose in this life and it’s not to stay in the pit and cry. We have God by our side so we have no excuse to stay in our self-reliant, weak and lowly mentality any longer! God gives us each a purpose that is far greater to anything that we could ever imagine working a Kingdom that is more awesome than any Kingdom ever built! With God in the pit, He opens us up to see what He has in store for us, and not just for us but the people’s lives that will be affected so greatly when we walk out of the pit so daggum joyful and so daggum full of faith that it’s impossible for them not to see the One behind it all! Wherever you are today, I pray this can be an encouragement to you. God is with you, in the pit, out of the pit, He’s with you all the time. Don’t waste your  time rolling around in excuses, self-doubt, and weakness in the pit. This life God has given us is so much bigger than me or you! And God is so much greater and so much mightier than any pit you could ever find yourself in!!! Yesterday, we struggled but today is a new day, still in the same pit but noticing God right beside us, we rejoice in His awesome and loving presence!!!! We rejoice in the unique and specific WHY He’s each of us, the awesome and abundant joy filled, LIFE He’s given us!!! We rejoice because we know that this pit of our current circumstances is not where we’re going to be forever!!! The pit is no match for the awesome, powerful God we serve, lean into Him!!!! Place your trust and dependence fully on God and have an awesome daggum day!!!!!! I’m praying for you today and please pray for me!!!
1 I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
and he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.
3 He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord.
Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord,
who have no confidence in the proud
or in those who worship idols.
5 Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us.
Your plans for us are too numerous to list.
You have no equal.
If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds,
I would never come to the end of them.
6 You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings.
Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand
you don’t require burnt offerings or sin offerings.
Then I said, “Look, I have come.
As is written about me in the Scriptures:
8 I take joy in doing your will, my God,
for your instructions are written on my heart.”
I have told all your people about your justice.
I have not been afraid to speak out,
as you, O Lord, well know.
10 I have not kept the good news of your justice hidden in my heart;
I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power.
I have told everyone in the great assembly
of your unfailing love and faithfulness.
11 Lord, don’t hold back your tender mercies from me.
Let your unfailing love and faithfulness always protect me.
12 For troubles surround me—
too many to count!
My sins pile up so high
I can’t see my way out.
They outnumber the hairs on my head.
I have lost all courage.
13 Please, Lord, rescue me!
Come quickly, Lord, and help me.
14 May those who try to destroy me
be humiliated and put to shame.
May those who take delight in my trouble
be turned back in disgrace.
15 Let them be horrified by their shame,
for they said, “Aha! We’ve got him now!”
16 But may all who search for you
be filled with joy and gladness in you.
May those who love your salvation
repeatedly shout, “The Lord is great!”
17 As for me, since I am poor and needy,
let the Lord keep me in his thoughts.
You are my helper and my savior.
O my God, do not delay.”
– Psalm 40