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  • Hell

    On an old episode of the tv comedy MASH, the character Radar referred to hell by spelling it out… H, E, double toothpicks. Some folks use this word as a means to curse while others speak of it as an… Read More ›

  • Stuffing Cracks With Scripture

    Years ago I went through a very difficult time. People I loved died suddenly and God felt very far away. It was like He had forgotten and abandoned me. The cracks in my faith brought doubts of His unfailing love…. Read More ›

  • Crowns

    Since ancient times, crowns have symbolized royalty, power, honor, righteousness, victory, and glory. When John saw the glorified Jesus, He was not wearing a crown of thorns. He was wearing many crowns. Many crowns indicate His collecting of all the… Read More ›

  • It’s All About Jesus

    Christmas is such a busy holiday season. December shows up nipping at the heels of Thanksgiving. Hardly recovered from mega plates of turkey and sweet potatoes, we deck our halls with the family Christmas tree. Outside lights dress homes with… Read More ›

  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ

    The word gospel means good news. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the good news of His coming to provide forgiveness of sins for all who believe. Ever since Adam and Eve’s original sin in the Garden of Eden, mankind… Read More ›

  • Fear Is A Snare

    Fear and anxiety work as hooks, lures, and traps. The Devil uses these emotions as bait to entangle and paralyze men. To avoid this snare, we must know God… His character, Power, and Love. In knowing our Father intimately, we… Read More ›

  • Lead Us Not Into Temptation…

    The first scripture many children learn to memorize is Matthew 6:9-13. It’s known as the Lord’s Prayer. God placed it in the Bible as a prayer model for all believers. The prayer begins with Jesus acknowledging His (and ours) relationship… Read More ›

  • Light Of The World

    If you were to light a match and hold it up against a wall, you’d see a shadow of the matchstick but not the tiny flame. Light has no shadow. God is light and in Him there is no darkness…. Read More ›

  • Be Like Jesus

    God wants to have an intimate relationship with us. He knows us inside and out but how well do we know Him? Are we intimately acquainted with His nature, attributes, and personality? How would you describe Jesus? Several scriptures mention… Read More ›

  • Faith: Deliberate Confidence

    Our faith in God is like a plant, a perennial. Perennials come back every year. However, there are some years when perennials rise from the earth in a sickly state. They are present but not vibrant. Other years, their strength… Read More ›

  • An Organized Army Of Darkness

    There are ranks of power within the 5 main branches of our military (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard). They are armed forces. This means they have the weaponry to defend, guard, and protect our land…. Read More ›

  • 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 ›