Why is everyone hungry for more

Why is everyone hungry for more? "More, more," they say. "More, more." I have God's more-than-enough, More joy in one ordinary day Than they get in all their shopping sprees. At day's end I'm ready for sound sleep, For you, God, have put my life back together. (Psalm 4:6-8 MSG) Materialism. It seems as though … Continue reading Why is everyone hungry for more

Empathetic Savior

As a parent, one of the things I hope my children develop is empathy for others. When someone is hurting and we don't have the words to say ... showing compassion and understanding can show them that we care. Besides of course prayer, a shoulder to cry on is sometimes all we can offer to … Continue reading Empathetic Savior

Don’t deny it

Something that seems to be characteristic in all of us, at least to some degree, is our need for the praise of other people. Beginning from a young age when as children we see the excitement and receive words of praise for so many little things we do. For some of us, this praise continues … Continue reading Don’t deny it

The name of Jesus

There is power in the name of Jesus! Before he was even born, the significance of his name was made known when the angel of The Lord proclaimed to Joseph that he should name the child Jesus "...for he will save his people from their sins." (Matthew 1:21) There is salvation in no one else! … Continue reading The name of Jesus

What to do with anger

These days the world is full of anger, lived out in hatred and violence. So much of this comes from our desperate desire to be in control of our lives. And when we feel we've lost control, we lash out. When we feel we've been wronged, we must avenge. So what does the Bible say … Continue reading What to do with anger

God’s amazing love

Close your eyes for a moment and recall a time when you felt an overwhelming feeling of love. Maybe it was the birth of a child (your own, a niece or nephew). Maybe it was the moment you exchanged vows with your spouse. Maybe it was when you faced losing someone close to you and … Continue reading God’s amazing love

Spiritual discernment

One thing I often pray for myself and my loved ones is that God will give us discernment and understanding. (Philippians 1:9). With all the advances in technology that have appeared even in my life time, information is at our fingertips...literally. And every viewpoint, every idea, every cause is vying for our attention. It is … Continue reading Spiritual discernment