Be a Berean!

Have you ever heard the expression, "Be a Berean"? The Bereans were a group of early Christians that Paul visited in his travels. In the Book of Acts, they are commended for examining the Scriptures for themselves. They eagerly listened to the gospel message that Paul and Silas presented to them, but they also matched … Continue reading Be a Berean!

Why didn’t Jesus promise us smooth sailing?

Can I be honest for a minute? The fact that Jesus doesn’t promise us a problem-free life when we surrender to Him kind of bums me out! Don’t get me wrong! I am beyond thankful for my salvation and for all the amazing promises that we do receive as God’s beloved children. (His presence, His … Continue reading Why didn’t Jesus promise us smooth sailing?

Don’t be a “goat”!

Bookshelves, podcasts, social media feeds and sadly even many church pulpits are all about motivating people to live their best lives now. The main message? Seek personal success and happiness above all else. And in the Christian arena, it is packaged up as the very thing God wants for you. But is that true? Is … Continue reading Don’t be a “goat”!

You are God’s chosen instrument

You’ve got it all figured out!  You don’t need Jesus!  You have your five-year plan set and your goals laid out before you and nothing will stand in your way.  You’ve set your path.  You’ve decided your destiny.  You’re strong and capable and you’re going to do whatever feels right for you.  Watch out world! … Continue reading You are God’s chosen instrument

Work of art – in progress

What do you get when you piece together a bunch of broken pieces of random materials? You get a beautiful piece of mosaic art! As you look at the beauty of the finished product, you gain a new appreciation for the broken pieces that were used to form it. It looks so shiny and put … Continue reading Work of art – in progress