Entries by John Barton

Who God Says We Are

In God’s eyes, everyone has worth. We may not always feel worthy or deserving, but we can be assured that God loves us with a perfect love. It’s during times of feeling broken, forsaken, and lacking, that we learn the approval of others isn’t what keeps us going. God’s approval is what we need to […]

Got Faith?

Faith is a word that too often gets thrown around and taken for granted. It’s one of those things that we assume we have, but don’t really know we have until we are forced to put it into action. The amazing thing about faith is that its powerful substance does not come from this natural […]

A Vision of Destiny

Have you ever thought about why the windshield of a vehicle is bigger than the rearview mirror? Perhaps to remind you that what’s behind you is not nearly as important as what’s before you. To reach for what’s before you requires vision. Without a vision, the people perish (Proverbs 29:18). As long as you can’t […]

Change Your Mindset

Did you know that your mindset plays a huge role in how you see yourself and the world around you? Your mindset is the single most influencing factor of your life. It’s important because your success and total wellbeing depend on it.  Many people don’t even realize that their own thoughts are holding them back […]

A New Chapter

The only thing standing between you and your goals is the same story you keep telling yourself over and over again. There comes a point in your life when you have to turn the page and begin a new chapter in your life. When you become fully committed to moving forward in victory, nothing will […]

Every Good and Perfect Gift

One of the most powerful ways to radically change your outlook on life is to shift your focus from grumbling to gratitude. Today’s scripture is a reminder that we are blessed and where our blessings come from.  Every good and perfect gift that we receive comes from the hand of God. Whether it’s our health, […]

Are You Fighting the Wrong Battles?

Have you ever found yourself fighting the wrong battles in life? Do you struggle with this constant need to prove your point and set everybody straight? There will always be opportunities in life to quarrel and disagree about something. None of us are exactly alike. To avoid unnecessary stress, it is important not to let […]

Where To Find True Happiness

The Declaration of Independence of the United States boldly claims that each person is “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This pursuit of happiness seems to be a driving force for many people. Generally, we all want to be happy. But what […]

A Life Worth Living

Have you ever wondered, “Why do I exist?” “What is my purpose in life?” One of the most powerful discoveries you will ever make is when you realize you were made for something greater than yourself. In fact, the Scriptures reveal that God created us to bring glory and honor to Him. Knowing this is […]

Giving Thanks During Difficult Times

If the year of 2020 has taught us anything, it’s gratitude. Despite these unprecedented times that we face, there are plenty of reasons to be thankful. Thankfulness helps us to readjust our focus. Instead of having our minds distracted by the problems of the world, God and His goodness become the center of our focus. Giving […]