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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

This Generation

It is no mistake that you were born into this time, this generation. God marked out your appointed time in history and the boundaries of your habitation. You were not given any say as to which family or nationality you… Read More ›

Wings of God

It is written that God made man in His image. There are many references in the Bible that depict God as having wings. This is a metaphorical depiction and symbol of His love and protection. “So God created mankind in… Read More ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›