Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our … Continue reading Don’t carry that heavy sin!
The Bible tells us to love our neighbor. (Matthew 22:39) But how does that translate into picking our friends? Knowing who we should spend time with? Who we should "hang out" with? Who should be our close companions? Our allies? Our associates? What does the Bible say about choosing our friends? We should be careful … Continue reading Friendship
Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning in the craziness of life. My arms are flailing about frantically as I try to keep my head above water. And there, right within my reach, is the ring buoy you tossed out to me. If I'd stop flailing my arms for just a moment I'd clearly see it. … Continue reading Lord, you sustain me
We know that the Bible tells us to go into all the world and share the Good News of Christ's atoning death and victorious resurrection and to share with them the Word of God. For some of us that may mean a pulpit with a large audience, but for many of us it means sharing … Continue reading Boldly speak it… Humbly live it
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV) A popular verse, for sure. Many people know it. So why is this verse so well known? What does it tell us? Let's break it down. … Continue reading John 3:16
Get along among yourselves, each of you doing your part. Our counsel is that you warn the freeloaders to get a move on. Gently encourage the stragglers, and reach out for the exhausted, pulling them to their feet. Be patient with each person, attentive to individual needs. And be careful that when you get on … Continue reading The way God wants us to live
Very early this morning I awoke singing this song in my head. (Fortunately I have a beautiful voice... as long as it stays in my head.) "One day I'll stand before You And look back on the life I've lived I can't wait to enjoy the view And see how all the pieces fit" - … Continue reading It will all fit together