Start Digging!

If you knew you had a treasure, worth enough to radically change every facet your life, buried deep in your front yard what would you do? Would you say: I just don’t have time right to do all that digging right now. It’s going to take way to much time and the work is going to […]

Joy Awaits…

The question the Father asks that cuts directly to the heart of finding JOY is: “Do you trust Me?” The doctor delivers the news that your husband, wife, or child has cancer… Do you trust Me? Things at work have slowed down and they will have to let you go… Do you trust Me? My spouse has […]

Age is Just a Number

I’m so proud of Brenda Wilson and the incredible progress she has made in less than a year at Fortified Fitness! She is working hard and it shows!! She is a flourishing example of how age is just a number! She talked to me over a year ago at church about wanting to implement some change in her life to […]

Perpective

When you are oriented, standing further away from a large object, like say, a mountain or the moon, it seems small. As you move toward the object it “grows” bigger and bigger. But in actuality the object never changed. Just your perspective changed. During our family devotion time the other night, my 9 year old […]

Mirage

Google Defines a Mirage as: “Something that appears real or possible, but is not in fact so” Optical Illusion If you are in the desert, sometimes the conditions in the desert cause an optical illusion through the refraction of light from the sun and heated air. If you are thirsty, you react by changing your direction […]

Be Still and Hold

  There are times God puts us in a mandatory “time out” for a bit. It was a normal Saturday with tasks laid out before us. The day before I had picked up a load of mulch to finish the Ninja Course play area to make the it safer in the event of a fall…  like a fall would ever […]

Lessons from Obstacle Training

  The Warped Wall – So I have built “obstacles” in my backyard for my kids to play on…  ok, who am I kidding?  I built it so I can play too, I am still a kid at heart, even though I was born in 1967.  Anyway… of all the obstacles we have built, the toughest yet is the 14’ […]

Give it my best, Commit the Rest

“I live for God, for the faith that I have in Him. Knowing the sacrifices that Jesus Christ made on the cross for me and feeling like it’s in God’s hands, all I have to do is just give my best, commit the rest to Him. Everything else is taken care of. That takes the […]

Transformed Into a Butterfly

“A butterfly never has to try to prove to anyone that it’s not a caterpillar anymore.” – Beckah Shae #IAMfortified I’m like a caterpillar, transformed into a butterfly And these wings set me free, way high to the sky Now that I can fly Now everywhere I go, is where the wind blows It’s been a […]

‪#‎BELIEVE‬ – Nothing will be impossible

‪#‎BELIEVE‬ – if you are ‪#‎IAMfortified‬ – He is everything you need. For nothing will be impossible with God. ~ Luke 1:37 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” ~ Matthew 19:26 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ~ Philippians 4:13 Jesus looked at them […]