I am so thankful for God's church. Of all the great blessings God offers, the church is one of the greatest. There is indescribable value in the church. The church gives us comfort, comfort food, support, discipline, belonging, hope, help, family, care, purpose, training, education, identity, and purpose. We are so blessed to be part … Continue reading God’s Great Family
What to do? What to do first? What is most important? What are our priorities? A priority is defined by Webster as "a thing that is regarded as more important than another." Jesus identified his proper priorities when he said, "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added … Continue reading Priorities
"Casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you" (1 Peter 5:7). What an opportunity! Most likely, you know what it is like to suffer from anxiety. We have all worried about circumstances out of our control and circumstances we created ourselves. We may be one of those who struggle with an anxiety … Continue reading My Anxiety
Don’t Forget the Charger!
Isn't that one of the worst things you can see! Low battery, my phone is about to die. We all get that way on occasion. Sometimes we are tired and need a vacation. But sometimes we are tired and need a revival. Ezekiel 37 reminds us that there is hope for the hopeless in … Continue reading Don’t Forget the Charger!
How to Survive a Mediterranean Cruise and Hard Times
St. Paul's Bay is beautiful. Wouldn't it have been something to walk with Paul on the shoreline? But that's not exactly how the story goes. The final segment of the book of Acts records quite a struggle. Paul is arrested for preaching Christ in chapter 21. He then is tried before the Roman tribune, the … Continue reading How to Survive a Mediterranean Cruise and Hard Times
If Jesus is only there…
There is a great song which reminds us: Earthly wealth and fame may never come to me, And a palace fair here mine may never be; But let come what may, if Christ for me doth care, Anywhere is home, if He is only there. Oft, I’m tossed about and driven by the foe, Sad … Continue reading If Jesus is only there…
The Supreme Judge of All the Earth
"In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes" (Judges 21:25). Here we have an ancient description of what we continue to experience today. The Defense of Marriage Act may have been stricken down, but "let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the … Continue reading The Supreme Judge of All the Earth
How To Handle Tragedies
No one expected the Boston Marathon to end in tragedy. No one expected the Twin Towers to fall. No one expected the shootings. Unfortunately, tragedy has become a routine part of our experience. Dealing with any tragedy is difficult, but God gives us tools to both endure and overcome tragedies in our lives. We need … Continue reading How To Handle Tragedies
MANAGING OUR SIN PROBLEM
Sin is a problem that you can't get out of your life, but you can manage it by walking with Jesus and following Biblical principles. My little Sophie, who is five, has diabetes. We know that we can't cure the problem, but we can manage the problem by taking the right medications and avoiding certain … Continue reading MANAGING OUR SIN PROBLEM