Click any book cover to order now!
Entering Into Death’s Shadow Valley is Dr. Matthew Lee Smith’s journey through the horrific process of losing his life-partner, Melodee Joy. It is meant to help others who enter this treacherous and often perilous path.
These books will help guide your daily Bible reading with insights into each passage you read.
Hope Enabler is the real-life story of one Christian parent’s struggle with a runaway child and the hope that God enabled her to have during the darkest moments of that struggle.
Machu & Jack
(Order them now on Amazon!)
Tag Archives: Passion
Hope For Today – God’s Expansion Plan For Our Lives Ends When …
If we want 2020 to be our year of expansion, we will need to avoid great failures in our lives with all of our strength and discipline. We all know what it’s like to be almost out of control. Sometimes evil … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today, Transformed Tagged 2020, Abel, abundance, bless, brother, Cain, community, consequences, control, death, desire, destroy, destruction, emotions, evil, expansion, failure, flesh, floods, give, God, good, harvest, heart, hope, immediate, instability, less, live, lives, love, mind, murder, murdered, obedience, Passion, people, plan, plans, prepare, preparing, rage, reign, reject, removal, restrain, return, severe, standard, standards, stay at home, strength, suffer, unbearable, virus, work Leave a comment
21 Days – Week 3! January 16th – We’re Acting on What God Says!
Week 3: A Week of Faith in Action! January 16th Our Faith In Action Over Our Spiritual Lives! We’re Acting on What God Says! Read: Hebrews 11:1-6 Believe: For God to expand our lives, we will have to ACT on … Continue reading
Posted in 21 Days, Fasting Tagged acting, action, answered prayer, believe, Bible, bigger, community, confidence, Creation, do, doubt, expand, expansion, faith, family, fast, God, Hebrews 11, invisible, Jesus, King, life, lives, obedience, Passion, pray, reward, small, speak, spirit, spiritual, ssurance, think, thinking, Trust, visible 2 Comments
Hope For Today – Praising God’s Power!
When God breaks in and breaks through our enemies, a celebration is the natural result! Worship each weekend is supposed to be a time when we celebrate the victories God has brought about in our lives during the past week. … Continue reading
Hope For Today – So I Send You!
With Easter over and the celebrating finished, the question in our hearts and minds should be, “So what do we do NOW? I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about the purpose of … Continue reading
Posted in Hope For Today, Transformed Tagged ability, afraid, confort, death, disciple, Easter, father, follow, forgive, forgiven, God, Good News, guide, heart, Holy Spirit, hope, Jewish, joy, jurisdiction, Lord, love, Messiah, mind, mission, Passion, peace, perspective, priorities, resurrect, resurrection, salvation, supernatural Leave a comment
Train Them Thursday – Parenting Our Children
“Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast.” (Luke 2:41–42, NASB95) Now His parents went to Jerusalem every … Continue reading
Posted in Discipleship, Train Them Thursdays (discipleship) Tagged Christ, conversation, cross, dedication, disciple, discipleship, faith, Generation, generations, grace, heart, Jerusalem, life, lifestyle, lives, Lord, maturity, mind, Nazareth, newborn, parening, Passion, passionate, ridicule, sacrifice, songs of ascents, soul, spiritual, spiritually, supernatural, The Twelve Leave a comment
Willing Worker Wednesday – Obscure But Not Out Of Sight!
“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And the … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership Blog, Willing Worker Wednesdays Tagged accomplishment, age, alert, attitude, captivating, compassion, favor, figuartively, friend, gender, God, godly, greater things, heart, honor, influential, intelligent, joy, life, literally, lives, Lord, love your neighbor, Major League Baseball, mess, mission, nationality, Nazareth, Passion, powerful, privilege, pure, service, serving, sinner, smile of God, strangers, thoughts, woman Leave a comment
When Our Stubbornness Requires a Price!
Being independent is an American attribute. However, when God calls us to depend upon Him, many of us move into “refusal mode.” We think we have a better plan, a better idea, a better way. And that is where things … Continue reading
Posted in christian life, Discipleship, God's will, Will of God Tagged 10 Dumb things Smart Christians believe, Bible, bible reading, Central Christian Church, Christ, counsel, favor, God, harvest, heart, independence, leading, obedience, obey, Passion, plan, planning, prompting, promptings, sanctification, Scripture, stubbornness, supernatural Leave a comment