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  • Are Your Words And Actions Hasty?

    If you speak words in haste, trouble will not be far behind. Consider the story of Jephthah in Judges 11:30-40. It is a solemn reminder not to uttered vows in haste. “Do you see a man hasty in his words?… Read More ›

  • Captive, Yet Free

    To free ourselves from the snares of the enemy we must become Christ’s captives. In ancient Rome, when a military leader came back victorious, a triumphal procession was given in his honor. A spectacle of chained captives that included kings,… Read More ›

  • Even Adam And Eve Had Parenting Issues

    God did not hand Adam and Eve a parenting book explaining how they should raise their children. He did say, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth,” so God certainly wanted them to procreate. The very first man and… Read More ›

  • Holding Grudges

    St. Augustine once said, “Holding a grudge is like swallowing poison and hoping the other person will die.” We all have reasons to hold a grudge. Situations and people hurt us. God does not always do what we think He should… Read More ›

  • Pride is Insidious

     Billy Graham was once asked, “What is the definition of sin?” He gave the following answer: “A sin is any thought or action that falls short of God’s will. God is perfect, and anything we do that falls short of… Read More ›

  • Lessons From Lot's Wife

    It is important to live life with a thankful heart and an awareness of its brevity. Every special moment should be tucked away for memory sake. In our golden years, we will want to recall our special celebrations, tender exchanges,… Read More ›

  • A Godly Perspective

    A person’s perspective is an attitude and viewpoint. It can be positive or negative. A positive perspective sees the good in even the most painful and darkest of circumstances. A negative perspective will eventually lead to a hard heart, a… Read More ›

  • The Belt Of Truth

    Satan is the father of all lies and a master illusionist. An illusionist is someone who deceives others by giving a false or misleading impression of reality. Therefore, the devil works tirelessly to convince us God does not mean exactly… Read More ›

  • Meekness And God's Strength

    Moses was said to be the meekest man on earth. “Now the man Moses was very humble, more than all men who were on the face of the earth.” Numbers 12:3 (NKJV) This character trait is found within people who… Read More ›

  • Hidden Away

    There are several stories in the Bible where God calls one of His chosen into a place of solitude and seclusion. The apostle Paul, who has one of the greatest conversion stories in the Word of God, was led into… Read More ›

  • Easter and the Unbeliever

    What do we know about Jesus? What does Scripture say? Historical writings by Tacitus and Josephus validate His existence. Historians called the followers of Jesus Christians. They believed, as we do, Jesus was the Son of God in flesh. http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/did-jesus-exist/… Read More ›

  • Friend Of A King

    When we become believers, we enter into a life long journey where we discover the many facets of our relationship with God. To start, we come to know Him as our Creator. Then, we learn He is one God in… Read More ›

  • The Promise of Spring

    Years ago, I lived in Arizona. I never adapted to the climate and I cannot understand the “desert rats” that adore the 118-degree weather. I hated the heat and missed the beauty of tall oak and maple trees. I was… Read More ›

  • The Holy Spirit Nudge

    A nudge from the Holy Spirit is more than mere intuition. It’s the voice of God speaking to us through the Holy Spirit. It’s an invitation to join Him in His redemptive work. This spiritual nudge usually starts off as… Read More ›

  • A Peace Beyond All Understanding

    Peace is freedom from all disturbances. Peace is a calm assurance despite the circumstances we face. Tranquility permeates our inner man when we are at peace. Serenity fills the gaps gouged out by adversity. A state of peace forces anxiety… Read More ›

  • Prodigals Are Never Beyond HIS Reach

    For God, nothing is impossible. So why do we struggle with worry and fear when adversity strikes, ? Our creator, the Creator of the Universe, has promised to be our refuge, our strength, and our help. “God is our refuge and strength,… Read More ›

  • New Beginnings

    How marvelous are the ways of God! What a merciful and gracious King we serve! Although we face challenges and tests every day, we still have a new beginning to look forward to at the end of each day. A… Read More ›

  • An Announcement

    When the Virgin Mary gave birth to the Son of Man she named her child Jesus, as instructed by the angel Gabriel. Jesus is Yahushua, which means “Yah is Salvation.” Jesus came to save the lost. He is our salvation since we have… Read More ›

  • God's Point of View and Life in Proportion

    When life is chaotic, painful, or full of uncertainty, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Exhaustion wears a person down, both physically and spiritually. And without time in the Word, depression is certain to knock on our door. It takes… Read More ›

  • God Wants Us To Be Honest

    We have the freedom to speak honestly before our King. God already knows what we think, and what we are about to say, so it is foolishness to hide our true feelings from Him. We have permission to be honest,… Read More ›

  • 99 Cent eBook-Divine Interruptions

    Today, I am offering 99 cent eBook downloads  of  Divine Interruptions: A Bible Study Through The Book of Job. https://www.amazon.com/Divine-Interruptions-Bible-Study-Through/dp/1495446352/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1478892300&sr=8-5&keywords=cheryl+Zelenka EVERYONE EXPERIENCES SUFFERING. Trials and circumstances may differ, but the lessons learned through various struggles are often shared by many…. Read More ›

  • Should Christians Rebuke Satan?

    Some Christians believe they not only have the authority to rebuke Satan, but that they should be rebuking him right and left. There is no biblical basis for such a belief. Unlike God, Satan is not omnipresent. He can only… Read More ›

  • Spiritually Lethargic

      A lack of energy and enthusiasm considered lethargy. It is a state of being in which one is drowsy. Some would describe a lethargic person as lazy or slothful. The lack of enthusiasm to pursue spiritual matters is a… Read More ›

  • Are You Sticking Out?

    The Bible tells us we are aliens and strangers in this world. This is a reminder to all Christians that heaven is our eternal home. The Greek translation for alien is a sojourner, stranger, and foreigner. A foreigner is one… Read More ›

  • Sin & Repentance

    God hates sin because it is contrary to His very nature. Sin is to God as black is to white and darkness is to light. Sinfulness is direct opposition to the purity and righteousness of a perfect God. Our heavenly… Read More ›