It is the love of Jesus that beckons the lost

The book of Revelation begins with a series of letters from Jesus to seven churches that lined the main Roman road. The believers in these churches were suffering persecution for their faith and each one faced their own challenges. When we read these letters, we see glimpses of our churches today as well as struggles … Continue reading It is the love of Jesus that beckons the lost

A mother’s joy

A mother is her child’s biggest supporter. She is always ready to cheer for their successes, big and small.  She treasures the stick-figure drawings made by their little hands.  She applauds at all their performances.  She lifts them up in prayer through every journey and she smiles at every accomplishment. A mother believes in the … Continue reading A mother’s joy

Unreciprocated kindness

Be kind. This is a clear mandate in scripture without any conditions attached to it.  Love your neighbor as yourself. Love your enemies. Do unto others as you would have them do to you.  There is no question that we are supposed to treat other people with kindness even if they don’t return the favor. … Continue reading Unreciprocated kindness

Protecting our relationships

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

We have all the power we need!

"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!

And who is my neighbor?

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?

There is hope – his name is Jesus!

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!

God is NOT okay with sin!

Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. … Continue reading God is NOT okay with sin!

Immigration, America and the Bible

As I try to always do when weighing my opinion about the latest news story, I went to the Bible to see what the Word of God says about immigration. That is how I do my best to maintain a Biblical worldview. Politicians and activists on both sides are offering up a "Biblical basis" for … Continue reading Immigration, America and the Bible

Agape love goes the distance

[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:7‬-8‬‬ Agape love always protects. There are a few obvious ways in which this is true, such as when a husband protects his wife or a mother protects her child. But what about our love for the rest of the world? … Continue reading Agape love goes the distance