Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall. What's your favorite season? Depending on who you are, and no matter what your seasonal preference is, you'd have to admit that each one has its own perks. Look at winter. Winter has Christmas! Yay! The children say to that (and many adults too, I'm sure). Ah springtime! Melting snow, nasty … Continue reading About the Seasons of Life…And Avoiding the Convenient One
We live in fast paced world. Everything and everyone is on the move, and everyone seems to be busy doing something, and who's to say what's being done is not important? But with all the things there are to do, who has the time? With things pulling you in every direction, and everyone wanting a … Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?
I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. John 17:4 Purpose: The reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. Your purpose. These are words that are used often in today's church. They're used to describe the place or thing … Continue reading Your Place In The Son
1Sam.8:4-7 Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah, And said unto him, Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make us a king to judge us like all the nations. But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a … Continue reading The Right King
Rudolph. Santa. The elves. The lights. The tree. The toys. The songs. One popular song touts it as being 'the most wonderful time of the year'. Yes, obviously I'm talking about Christmas. As a child all these things and more, were a staple around my house. And all those cartoons! I can still remember them all! … Continue reading To Christmas or Not To Christmas? That is the Question
Isa.40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Psa.27:14 Wait on the Lord: Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. … Continue reading What To Do While You Wait
Worship. Underrated and undervalued. How does it happen? Can anyone engage in it? Is there a wrong way to do it? One thing is for certain: worship needs to be real. Authentic. However, before entering into a larger discussion concerning our topic, I'd like to first offer an explanation of terms. Those two terms are: … Continue reading Authentic Worship
While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Cor.4:18) So there it is. You're faced with what looks like an impossible situation. There is no way around … Continue reading The Art of Sight: Not Looking at What You Can See-And Seeing What You Can’t
In spite of the bumps and bruises along the way, and the ups and downs, some of which I have been personally responsible for, giving my life to Jesus over forty years ago has been the single greatest thing I have ever done. I have not done many great things in this life: I suppose, … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses, Excuses: Do You Have One?
Acts 5:1-2 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles feet. There’s a phrase I read some time ago that said, ‘God doesn't want weekend … Continue reading Keeping Back Part: God Wants Full Custody and Nothing Less