Monday, January 16, 2017

Light In The Darkness

John 8:12 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

As followers of Christ, we know that He holds the world. We have a purpose here on earth that He made specifically for us. We have hope of eternal life with Him. We can have joy because of who He is and what He has given us. But what about those who don’t follow Him? What about those who don’t believe, or are overwhelmed with doubt?

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Greatest Treasure

What is your greatest treasure? What do you value above all else?


Psalm 119:162 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

I rejoice at Your word, as one who finds great spoil.


Monday, January 2, 2017

Fear Of Dying

Many people have a fear of dying. No one will escape death, but no one knows how or when they will die. Many also do not know what happens after death. Especially in America, the idea of Hell has many people worried even if they do not believe in God or life after death. That fear can actually be good, as a motive to discover eternal life, but that fear should never overwhelm us, especially as believers.

Psalm 116:15 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Reminder

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Monday, December 26, 2016

If You Love Him, Let Him Go

I have always seen this in the context of one person wanting to leave and the other person “loving them enough” to let them leave, which never made sense to me. If someone wanted to leave you, why would you try to keep them from it, and how successful would you be if you did? But I think there are other ways in which this is more accurate.

Monday, December 19, 2016

True Freedom

What is true freedom and where does it come from?

John 8 (NASB)
31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

Monday, December 12, 2016

The Christmas Top 10

In general, Santa Claus and Jesus are both part of our modern Christmas. To most people there is
probably not much difference. Here are 10 ways Jesus is not only different, but better than Santa...

Monday, December 5, 2016

Reprieve From Anxiety

How do you gain peace? The holiday season seems to be full of anxiety and stress. If only there were a secret formula to get rid of anxiety...Actually there is, and it's not a secret. God commands us to not worry, but He also tells us how to do that. The following is an excerpt from my recently published book about trading anxiety for peace...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Have You Missed The Promised Land?

In the book of Exodus, the Israelites are freed from Egypt and set out across the desert to the land Egypt and the wilderness, they focused on the humanly impossible situation before them. As a result, they had to wander another 40 years in the wilderness until everyone of that generation of fear had passed away. They missed the Promised Land because they were not willing to trust God and go through the difficulty required to obtain it. God had promised to them, a good, productive land. When they arrived, there were giants inhabiting the land already that the Israelites would have to drive out. Instead of remembering all the mighty wonders God had performed in

How often do we do that? How often do we miss some blessing because we are not willing to go through the work to get it?

Monday, November 21, 2016

An Exciting Announcement!!!

We take this break in our normal programming to say...I am very excited to announce that after 4 years my first book has been published! All credit goes to God who gave me the inspiration, wisdom and guidance for the entire project. This book is the fruition of the verse:

Romans 8:28 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.