Meditation for the New Year

Meditation for the New Year

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 (ESV)  Meditation for the New Year: …Don’t give up because you are not seeing the fruits of your labor. …Do not get tired or grow weary of doing good deeds because others do […]

Stay Anchored to the Rock

Stay Anchored to the Rock

I remember when I was younger and not an experienced driver, parking my brown Buick Regal on a hill and forgetting to use the parking brakes. I saw something moving in my peripheral vision, turned and saw my automobile rolling. I quickly jumped in the car and pushed the parking breaks down. I was happy […]

Fits of Rage

Fits of Rage

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God………………………..Galatians 5:19-21 […]

Cockiness Can Lead to Sinfulness

Cockiness Can Lead to Sinfulness

We’ve all dealt with temptations and if you haven’t, just keep living… I’ve had many temptations in my lifetime, some that I was able to avoid; some that I yielded to, and some that caught me off guard. I try to remember my mistakes so that I do not repeat them. You’ve probably heard your […]

“I Warn You…”

“I Warn You…”

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God………………………..Galatians 5:19-21 […]

The Door of My Lips

The Door of My Lips

Do you enjoy hearing morsels of gossip? Do you repeat conversations disclosed to you in confidence? Do you preface tale telling with “we need to pray for sister so and so” because she is really going through?  If so, we should pray as King David prayed in Psalm 141: 3 “Set a guard over my […]

What is Most Important to You?

What is Most Important to You?

19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions,21 envy,[a] drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21 (ESV) I talked with my […]

I’m Telling Daddy

I’m Telling Daddy

I remember my brother who is two years older than me picking on me when we were little, probably because I wanted to follow him around. He would shove me and tell me to get in the house when I was spying on him or pinch me when I got sassy. I always shouted, “I’m […]

When God Doesn’t Seem to Be Paying Attention

When God Doesn’t Seem to Be Paying Attention

I will never leave you nor forsake you; I am with you always, even to the end of time. O God, do not remain silent; do not turn a deaf ear, do not stand aloof, O God. Psalm 83:1 I’ve been praying for a particular situation for several years and it seems like God is not paying attention […]

A Name Change

A Name Change

“…To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.” __________________________________________________Revelation 2:17 I have a brother who was called ‘Gangbanger’ when he was in the world doing his […]

Grow in Grace

Grow in Grace

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.”_____________________2nd Peter 3:18 (NKJV) What do I mean when I say ‘grace?’ My Holman’s pocket Bible dictionary defines grace as ‘undeserved acceptance and love received from another.’ The most spectacular example of […]

No One Lives Forever

No One Lives Forever

During my Bible study this morning I meditated on Hebrews 9:27 “Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.” “No one lives forever,” I said aloud, “at some point everyone will die and leave this earth.” Then I thought, “Um Enoch and Elijah didn’t die”. I pondered that reflection…But they […]

Christ Is the Answer

Christ Is the Answer

“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”———————————————–Acts 4:12 (NKJV) “Christ is the answer” sounds like a cliche or a cop-out; and the phrase might be both; BUT it is also a true and proven statement. There are millions […]

Strength in Humility

Strength in Humility

While eating breakfast one morning I thought about my son not liking confrontations; then recalled that I don’t like to argue either. I pondered the thought for a moment and wondered why I don’t like to argue – do I get angry too quick and want to fight or am I scared of being humiliated. […]

Leaving a Legacy of Honesty

Leaving a Legacy of Honesty

2 Kings 12:15 (NIV) “They did not require an accounting from those to whom they gave the money to pay the workers, because they acted with complete honesty.” I studied the story of Joash, the youngest to become king of Judah, this morning and was struck by a couple of things in the narrative. One– […]

Put on Your War Clothes

Put on Your War Clothes

Imagine this: You pull dirty linen off of your thirteen year old son’s bed to wash and a marijuana joint falls from under his pillow. A week later your sister tells you that your two ten year old girls dressed up like teens, acted out an erotic scene from a movie, and posted on you-tube. […]

Rose of Sharon

Rose of Sharon

1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. 3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. Song of Solomon 2: 1-3 (KJV) I had a birthday a couple of months ago […]

… God Has Feelings

… God Has Feelings

 But the Lord is the true God; He is the living God, the eternal King. When He is angry, the earth trembles; the nations cannot endure his wrath……………………………………………………….                                           Jeremiah 10:10 (NIV) Have you ever thought that God was […]