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  • One Thing Needful

    If I asked you, What is the one thing needful in your life? How would you reply? There is no mistaking what the one thing needful is in Luke 10:40-42. Although Jesus recognized Martha’s feelings of annoyance, and surely appreciated… Read More ›

  • Homeless

    Jesus knew what it was to be a homeless man. He spent the better part of three years depending on the charity of others. During His public ministry, Jesus did a lot of walking! Taking accounts from Scripture we can… Read More ›

  • Connected To God

    God did not need us. He is perfect and complete. However, God wants us. Unlike the angels, God created man in His image and calls us His children. It is His will to establish a personal relationship with us. “So… Read More ›

  • The Beauty of Perseverance

    Perseverance is vital to Christians. The Bible speaks of our need to persevere through trials and testings. Perseverance allows one to continue in a course of action even in the face of adversity, without regard to discouragement. No matter the… Read More ›

  • Waiting

    Waiting requires patience and most of us fall short when it comes to this fruit of the Spirit. Life is filled with lessons that require patience. As humans, we want circumstances, desires, and other things immediately. We don’t like to… Read More ›

  • Hope, Trust, and Love

    Hope, Trust, and Love Lately, I’ve been clinging to the promises of God. The world we once knew has changed a lot and at warp speed. The unfamiliarity of present circumstances has had many of us on edge. But God… Read More ›

  • The Chastisement Of God’s People

    Habakkuk is the only prophet to devote his entire work to the question of the justice of God’s government of the world. He was perplexed that wickedness, strife, and oppression were rampant in Judah, but God seemingly did nothing. Habakkuk… Read More ›

  • The Beauty of Perseverance

    Perseverance is a critical subject in the Bible. True saving faith will enable us to persevere. Perseverance allows one to continue in a course of action even in the face of adversity. No matter the odds before us, we march… Read More ›

  • Chaos and Confustion

    The world is under the confusion of the devil. What’s wrong seems right (like abortion) and what’s right (good relationship with Israel) seems wrong. He uses confusion to rob us of our peace. When circumstances leave us bewildered and life… Read More ›

  • Give Thanks At All Times

    This Presidential election has knocked most everyone sideways, whether you voted for Biden or Trump. The up-in-the-air results and delayed announcement regarding the leader of our nation have been a real “nail biter.” Some Christians find themselves asking God, why?… Read More ›

  • Friendship With God

    Abraham was called the friend of God. He earned this title through his faith. He believed God to be a good God and trusted His promises to be faithful and true. Because Abraham believed, it was accounted to him for… Read More ›

  • Jesus, Our Ladder

    We don’t know the exact time and date of when ladders were invented, but it is believed the first ones date back several thousand years. Ladders are used when we need to move up or down between two different levels…. Read More ›

  • Pillars of God and the Holy Spirit

    Our God knows we need His guidance and protection. An example of this provision is the pillar of cloud and the pillar of fire used to guide the children of Israel during their exodus from Egyptian bondage. God went before… Read More ›

  • Smoke and Incense

    Historic wildfires are burning millions of acres and destroying homes and entire towns in California, Oregon, and Washington state. In Oregon, more than 40,000 people have fled their homes. Fire brings about smoke and, in the Bible, sin and wicked… Read More ›

  • Dirty Spectacles

    I hate wearing glasses. They get lost, knocked off, bent, and you can’t wear them while swimming or sleeping. They require care and maintenance. Furthermore, they get fogged up and dirty. It’s surprising how quickly my glasses get smudged and… Read More ›

  • Godliness With Contentment

    Contentment is a state of being where there is peace, an ease of mind, and a real sense of satisfaction. One’s desires are confined to his lot whatever it may be. For some time now, 1 Timothy 6:6 has been… Read More ›

  • A Sanctified Sorrow

    Lately, I’ve been keenly aware of what lies ahead for everyone on planet earth. I see America imploding due to sin, hate, and violence. The devil is trying his best to rip God out of our nation. Christians are being… Read More ›

  • Perseverance

    Perseverance is a life skill for the body and spirit. Children are taught to persevere by setting goals and facing their challenges. By doing so, they learn the joy of fulfilling an ambition through hard work and practice. They can’t… Read More ›

  • The Importance of Fellowship

    Due to Covid-19, many churches have closed their doors and now offer online services. Government mandates, social distancing, mask-wearing, and unrealistic demands placed on churches has discouraged many congregations from meeting in live services. Putting politics aside, I wanted to… Read More ›

  • The Holy Spirit

    The Christian faith is built on the doctrine that God consists of three persons in one (Deut. 6:4/Hebrew word echad = compound unity). Praise the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost! The Father is not the same person as the Son… Read More ›

  • Rain

    In the Bible, rain is a symbol of God’s blessing or His displeasure. Rain can bring refreshment, enable crop growth, and help produce a bounty of fruit. On the other hand, too much or the lack of rain can bring… Read More ›

  • Showing God Kindness

    Be kind. Mothers frequently remind their children to be kind. Share your toys. Be patient with your sibling. Help others. Speak words of love and encouragement. Show compassion. Be friendly and considerate. “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving… Read More ›

  • Be Still

    When we are still and surrendered to God, we find peace, even if the earth is in an uproar and chaos surrounds us. A call to be still is an encouragement filled with wisdom. But what exactly does it mean?… Read More ›

  • Hope

    Life is certainly changing. We are told that we must adapt to a new normal. This has many of us depressed and overwhelmed. If our future is not secured and satisfied by God, we are going to be excessively anxious…. Read More ›

  • Chariot or Juggernaut?

    Recently, America has seen an increase in violence and chaos. It appears the devil is attacking on many fronts. He knows his time is short and I believe he’s trying to paralyze mankind with fear. We have had to endure… Read More ›

  • Maintaining A Heavenly Perspective

    2020 has certainly been a challenge. In a very short period of time, everyday life has changed. When the pandemic hit a lot of fear took over. Wearing a mask and using hand sanitizer was encouraged with great diligence. People… Read More ›

  • Praise During Adversity

    God is always worthy of our praise. When we consider the reasons why we should praise God, we find a list of His attributes. First, He is good. There is no evil or sin within God. He is pure and… Read More ›

  • Shipwrecked

    Saul of Tarsus is known worldwide as one of the greatest Christian missionaries. His inspired writings cover a large portion of the New Testament. He was born to Jewish parents who possessed Roman citizenship. As a Pharisee and a member… Read More ›

  • God Is A Straight-Shooter

    God will do whatever it takes to get our attention. Once He has it, He won’t mince words. Our God does not sugar-coat His thoughts and speaks frankly. He likes to get to the point. After all, He condensed His… Read More ›

  • Fear Not!

    We are presently living through turbulent times. With the volatile stock market, many folks are worried about their retirement funds. As the Corona Virus escalates, Americans are panicking. An ugly frenzy over how much toilet paper to buy, not to… Read More ›