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  • 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 ›

  • Seven More Days

    A cataclysmic flood destroyed mankind and all living things on earth, except for eight human beings and the pairs of animals God supernaturally directed to the ark. Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives were the only humans… Read More ›

  • A Need To Fellowship

    Communication is vital to any healthy relationship. When we open our hearts and share our needs, hopes, desires, and fears with others we give intimacy permission to take root. Not only did God create mankind in His own image, but… Read More ›

  • Our Thought Life

    What do you think about as you drift off to sleep? What is the first thing on your mind when you wake up? (Besides coffee!) Do your thoughts cause anxiety or peace? Our thought life is an important matter as… Read More ›

  • Yearning for Christ

      God desires a personal relationship with all of His children. The Bible tells us that He seeks His sheep. He knows us intimately and enjoys our fellowship. Genesis 3:8 tells us that God walked in the Garden of Eden… Read More ›

  • Let Us Worship And Bow Down!

    Have you ever wondered why God created the universe? For what purpose did God create man? Was it because He was bored or lonely? Nope! Psalm 19:1-4 and Psalm 148:1-5 give us the answers. “The heavens declare the glory of… Read More ›

  • A Pure Heart

     Is a pure heart simply a heart free from sin? A lack of sinfulness is certainly a benefit obtained by maintaining a pure heart, but Biblical purity also encompasses a spiritual single-mindedness. An unwavering focus on God’s will and His… Read More ›

  • Working On The Sin Of Anger

      If you struggle with a quick temper you are not alone. Many of us have a short fuse. However, the Bible tells us that we should be slow to anger since human anger does not produce the righteousness that… Read More ›

  • A Cup Of Sweet Water

    Christ is our sweet water. He satisfies our thirst for love, justice, compassion, and understanding. He hydrates our spirit and maximizes our spiritual growth. Sweet water is not really sweet; it’s fresh water. Simply put: it is good to drink… Read More ›

  • Refuse Self-Pity

    Every person is born self-centered and is prone to practice self-pity. When we think life has not treated us as we deserve, self-pity is the result. It leads to complaints, murmuring, and bitterness. The biggest clue that self-pity is not… Read More ›

  • A Friendly Game Of Hide-And-Seek

    As children, we all enjoyed a good game of hide-and-seek. We would dash off searching for the perfect spot that would conceal our little bodies until the seeker finally conceded. Our goal was to remain hidden. God plays this well-loved… Read More ›

  • Seeds

    A single seed can do fantastic things! Yes, a small and undeveloped grain has the potential to feed many hungry souls, so long as we have the patience to let it grow. Seeds have the tenacity to survive in remarkable… Read More ›

  • Ways To Lose Your Peace

    One of the greatest gifts we have as children of the living God is inner peace. A peace that “transcends all understanding” is always available to us. Sadly, we often neglect to call upon it because we have been caught… Read More ›

  • Gaining the Characteristics Of Jesus

    Oswald Chambers is one of my favorite authors. I can always find a gem in his works to meditate on. The following quote encourages us to be more like Jesus. “It is the most natural thing to be like the… Read More ›

  • Let Iron Sharpen Iron!

      We should strive to be more like Jesus and who we hang with will influence in this goal. Jesus had an inner circle of friends. We can learn from His example. Our closest relationships should be with people who hold… Read More ›