Struggling with Addictions

Opium poppies (Photo credit Wikipedia) Have you ever had an addiction? Maybe you find yourself struggling with one even now. For those who have never been addicted to something, they cannot possibly begin to understand what it is like. An… Read More ›

The Right Place

This past week I have been busy doing what I call a “moving drill.” No, we don’t actually move but we clean out like we would if we were moving. Growing up in a minister’s home who moved every four to… Read More ›

God so Loved…

God so loved the world He gave His only Son God so loved the world He let His only Son Die God so loved the world He allowed His Son to experience all temptations Jesus so loved the world He… Read More ›

Of God and men

(Photo Credit: Wikipedia) Man designed the space shuttle, and it flew into space and serviced the space station and then landed back on earth like a huge airplane. I have to say that is a rather impressive feat. God designed… Read More ›

Forgive and Forget?

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, long suffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you… Read More ›

Better Than Disneyland

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Daily devotional from Greg Laurie As a child, I always wanted to go to Disneyland on my birthday. I still remember making a vow in the backseat of the car, saying to myself that one day, when… Read More ›

How Can I Know Jesus?

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) How can I know Jesus? Too many people complicate this subject in the same way that the Pharisees (Matthew 23) of Jesus day complicated the Jewish religion. Contrary to what some would tell you, knowing Jesus is… Read More ›

The First Step

I got up one morning a few weeks ago, while on a six week stay in Germany, and wondered where I was going. No, not with my career, that’s doing fine thank you. Not my marriage, no problems there. It… Read More ›

All Have Eternal Life

The oldest known icon of Christ Pantocrator – Saint Catherine’s Monastery. The two different facial expressions on either side emphasize Christ’s dual nature as both divine and human. If you have ever heard a sermon preached on eternal life, then… Read More ›

Who does God choose?

Below is a recent devotional from Greg Laurie. I have written a commentary after. Not Ability, but Availability “I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise… Read More ›

You Are Not Alone

“…I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.”—Matthew 28:19 (Message Translation) What do you do when you are feeling all alone? Far too often, for far too… Read More ›

The Birth of Death

Death was a concept not yet introduced to the world in Genesis 4. At least not in the physical sense. For all we know our remote ancestors thought that death equaled thorns in the earth and pain in childbirth. That’s… Read More ›


by Neil Anderson   Romans 8:12, 13  We are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh–for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die When I was in the Navy, we called… Read More ›