Author Archives

  • Get Out Of Ur!

    What do we know about Abraham? As one of the most important patriarchs of the Bible, it’s worth taking a moment to examine his life. Like all humans, he had many flaws. But God chose Abraham to be the father… Read More ›

  • Don’t Feel Sorry For Me

    It’s not unusual for people to experience feelings of heartfelt sorrow when hearing of another person’s loss and adversity. However, there is a difference between empathizing with someone and wishing that their trial never happened. God orchestrates circumstances. He wants… Read More ›

  • We Serve A BIG God

    Omnipotent. Omnipresent. Omniscient. God is all-powerful, all-present, and all-knowing. We serve a BIG God. Too often we forget His mighty power and crumble when adversity or trials come our way. Instead of telling God how big your trial is (He… Read More ›

  • Trusting the Promises of God

    God gave us emotions but He never told us to trust our feelings. The Bible states: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9 (NKJV). This verse warns us to rely on… Read More ›

  • Waiting On God

    Waiting can be very challenging. Whether we are in the slowest checkout line at the grocery store or asking God to answer a prayer, delays are often disappointing, worrisome, and frustrating. When God pushes the pause button in life it… Read More ›

  • Uniquely Designed By God

    Recently, I spoke with a friend who attended several concerts and musical lectures about the life and amazing talents of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era and was considered a child prodigy…. Read More ›

  • Why Do We Fear?

    Fear is rooted in what we believe. Circumstances, words, and things we see or hear can provoke it. To live a victorious life for Christ, we must harness our fears. Even though the disciples lived with Jesus and saw Him… Read More ›

  • Purity Amidst Impurity

    Sexual impurity abounds! It’s everywhere. Promiscuity has become the norm in our society. While waiting in grocery store checkout lines, we see it plastered over all the magazine headlines. When turning on the television, it’s hard to find a show… Read More ›

  • Strength When Weak

    In the Old Testament, God often told the leaders of Israel to reduce the size of their army. In Judges 7, God ordered Gideon to reduce his army of 32,000 men to just 300 soldiers because He wanted their trust…. Read More ›

  • STRESSED… But Not Stressed Out!

    There are times when life is stressful. It is not a question of if but when tension will find us because stressful situations are a part of life. They are unavoidable. 1 Peter 4:12 tells us, “Not to be surprised… Read More ›

  • Weary In Spirit

    Recently, weariness overtook my heart. I was angry with government officials who supported late-term abortions… calling for the rights of women yet neglecting the rights of innocent babies whom they planned to murder. Intense sorrow filled my heart as I… Read More ›

  • Dwelling In Christ

    There are many significant Bible characters that did not have a set dwelling place. The children of Israel wandered the desert for 40 years. King Saul had David running for his life and John the Baptist was a desert dweller,… Read More ›

  • Salt Of The Earth

    Salt has been used in many cultures as a valuable commodity. During Roman times, salt was so precious it provided a means to pay soldiers. Our English word salary comes from the word salarium, a name given to this mineral when… Read More ›

  • Cleanse Me, Lord!

    Children love playing in mud! They have no understanding of hygiene. They eat with their hands and then decide to comb their hair with sticky fingers. Infants and children must be taught the importance of cleanliness. Germs cause infections and… Read More ›

  • Biblical Love

    Those looking to criticize Jesus and His followers suggest that Christians lack compassion and love when they make a stand against sin. Politically correct topics such as gay marriage, full-term abortion, and premarital sex are especially hot topics. However, God’s… Read More ›

  • A Hard Heart

    The seat of our emotions lies within our heart. The Bible warns us to guard our heart because it is the wellspring of life. Everything we do flows from it. The Blue Letter Bible states, the heart is like a… Read More ›

  • Shame

    Man’s first transgression came from a desire to be something other than what God created us to be. Adam and Eve wanted to be more than human. Shame was birthed out of this original sin. The Oxford dictionary defines shame… Read More ›

  • A Good Reputation

    Does Jesus care if we have a good name (a combination of reputation and character) or honorable reputation? Should Christians be concerned with how others see and judge their character? The answer is, yes! When we live a life according to God’s… Read More ›

  • Jellyfish Christianity

    Jellyfish are invertebrates; they don’t have a backbone. Nor do they have a brain or heart. They are 95% water. Sadly, there are many jellyfish Christians and theologians today. If we are not careful, we can subtly become one too…. Read More ›

  • Anger

    What causes us to become angry? People or situations are not the cause of our anger. Rather, anger is caused by completely legitimate desires that take over our heartstrings. They are desires that begin to control us. When desires gain… Read More ›

  • Rest

    Rest! Relax! Refresh yourself and recover your strength! God rested on the seventh day and Jesus had solitary moments of quiet time. God designed us with a need for sleep and quiet. He knows our frame (we are but dust!)… Read More ›

  • We Were Made To Worship

    God created man with emotions and designed us with many ways to express them. Our bodies were made to move (we can dance) and we have musical instruments built within us. We were created to worship and praise God! The… Read More ›

  • A Heavenly Focus

    Life here on earth is full of trials, tests, and tribulations. Of course, there are also many days of tranquility, contentment (if we have the right attitude), and joy. But without an intentionally positive perspective that focuses on God and… Read More ›

  • Light Of The World

    l Pitch black, darkness. A lack of light means that there is visual or spiritual impairment. To walk in darkness is to stumble along or live and act according to ignorance, error, sin, even blindness. The Bible states that God… Read More ›

  • The Cares Of This World

     Our spirits require food, spiritual food. Reading the Bible, listening to Christian music, conversing with Christian friends about the Lord, attending church, and time in prayer are all excellent ways to remain faithful and stimulate spiritual maturity. However, our flesh… Read More ›