Godly counsel… even if the truth hurts

Let’s be honest. When we need advice about something, do we head straight for the person we know will be honest no matter what? Or do we reach out to someone we hope will tell us what we want to hear? After all, it feels better to have our own ideas confirmed than to face … Continue reading Godly counsel… even if the truth hurts

Why can’t they see the truth?

Have you ever tried to share your faith with someone only to be laughed at?  Or maybe they weren’t rude enough to actually laugh at you, but they forced a smile while their eyes said, “Oh, she’s one of those people.” It can be so frustrating to try to have a conversation about Jesus with … Continue reading Why can’t they see the truth?

Let God handle your inadequacies

Are you an ordinary person with no special ministry training wondering how you can impact the world for the Kingdom of God?  I am! And there's a verse in Acts that spoke to me very clearly about the fact that God will use even "unschooled, ordinary" people like me to get people's attention. When [the … Continue reading Let God handle your inadequacies

Sneaky little deceptions

So you must remain faithful to what you have been taught from the beginning. If you do, you will remain in fellowship with the Son and with the Father. And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us. I am writing these things to warn you about those who want to lead … Continue reading Sneaky little deceptions

Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act!

Tomorrow, the first Thursday of May, is the National Day of Prayer. Christians will be gathering all around the country in order to lift our nation up in prayer. If you can, I encourage you to find an event in your area and join your brothers and sisters in Christ in public prayer. If you … Continue reading Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act!

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!