Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4 One thing I've always been really good at is completely panicking whenever things seem to be getting out of control. Out of my control, that is. As long as things are going smoothly, I'm fine. But the moment something comes my way … Continue reading Rejoice!
And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. – Deuteronomy 6:6-7 As Moses … Continue reading Biblical Worldview
But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and all your soul. – Deuteronomy 4:29 It was time for Moses to give one of his final speeches to the Israelites as they were getting ready to cross over into the … Continue reading Never too far gone for forgiveness
Lately I've been thinking a lot about relationships and how important it is to protect them. Our relationship with God; with our spouse; with our children; with our family, friends and neighbors. The devil doesn't want us to think about that. He wants to do all he can to convince us that our differences must … Continue reading Protecting our relationships
Picture the scene. The disciples are in a boat with Jesus, the one that spoke the seas into being. Suddenly a treacherous storm hits. The winds are howling and the waves are smashing. I can picture the disciples frantically trying to steady the sail and bail the water out of the boat. I can picture … Continue reading Frantic
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you...If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to … Continue reading We have all the power we need!
But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Luke 10:29 A man had come to Jesus and asked him what he must do to inherit eternal life. He was an "expert in the law", so he was pretty sure that he was already going above and beyond. Certainly … Continue reading And who is my neighbor?
I’m sorry you’re sad and deep in despair. That you’re drowning in sorrow that you’re too scared to share. There’s a blackness around you that you can’t seem to shake. You’re swirling down deeper with each breath that you take. You feel chained in a prison that no one can see. You’ve tried all you … Continue reading There is hope – his name is Jesus!
There are so many times when I read about the Israelites' journey out of slavery and into the promised land that I see myself in their wanderings. So often I stumble across a principle that I can apply to my life today. So often that I am reminded of who God is and that he … Continue reading Time to move!
Sometimes when I reflect back on my life, I wonder how many opportunities I’ve missed to do something great for the Kingdom of God. How much time have I wasted? How many times have I said, “I’ll do it tomorrow” yet never got around to it. Many years ago, I was impacted by a verse … Continue reading Never too late