Entries by John Barton

Discover Your Worth and Value

To live a happy and meaningful life is something we all aspire to. But too often, we make the mistake of looking at others and comparing our worth to theirs. These thoughts only foster feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy.  The real shift in your life happens when you can look deep within yourself and discover […]

Bridging the Gap

We live in a time of overwhelming gaps and brokenness in our society. The world has never been more interconnected through social media and technology. Yet, the sad reality is that we have never been more separated. Because there is a great divide in our culture like never before, the world needs more bridge builders. […]

Created To Be Creative

When God created the world, He created man and woman in His own image. The original mandate given to man was to be fruitful, multiply, and rule over all God had created. As part of that rule, God gave Adam the authority to name the animals, which was the first creative act of man. Whether […]

Find Your Strength In God

Sometimes we have the tendency to think that strength and power are qualities only reserved for a select few. Today, I want you to know that there is strength and power reserved for you too! Thankfully, as believers, we don’t have to rely on our own strength. God is our source of strength. When we call […]

Obstacles Are Opportunities

Are there any obstacles you are facing right now that seem insurmountable? What if I told you that your obstacles could end up being opportunities? In our imaginary ideal world we don’t expect difficult situations to get in the way of our dreams. We expect to just sail through life’s seas without any storms. The […]

Expect Divine Opportunities

I believe God often directs us through divine opportunities presented to us each day. What are divine opportunities? Divine opportunities are invitations given by God to bless us or cause us to be a blessing. Some may seem like small occasions to help and serve others. Or they can be major game changers to advance […]

Make Wise Choices

Choices. Life is filled with them. From the second we open our eyes in the morning to the time we go to bed at night, we are faced with a myriad of choices that impact our lives in so many ways. As believers, the Bible was written to help us make wise choices in life. […]

Are Excuses Holding You Back?

There are people in the world who make a lifestyle out of making excuses. On the other hand, there are people who, in spite of opposition, press forward into their dreams. Right now, I want you to examine your life. Are excuses holding you back from reaching your goals? Whether it’s serving God, getting out of […]

Take Time With God

Did you know that God has a plan for your life, and that He isn’t keeping it a secret from you? However, when we don’t take time to fellowship with Him, we’ll never discover and fulfill those plans. As a result, we will lose focus on why we are living and who we are living […]

Don’t Fear Change

Every challenge we face in life is an opportunity to grow and become better. But there is no possibility for growth without change. Change is inevitable; it’s a natural process of life. Tadpoles turn into frogs, caterpillars turn into butterflies, and children grow up to become adults. Every day is a new opportunity to change […]