God Must Control My Life

God Must Control My Life

2 Samuel 22:3 NIV My God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,  my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior from violent people you save me.     In the last two months, I have struggled. I feel overwhelmed. God’s guidance like a surety of […]

What Do You Need?

What Do You Need?

Last Sunday, a trio sang a song “I Am.” The song spoke to me. On Saturday, we had traveled to visit family, staying for our grandson’s baseball game, and not arriving home until one in the morning. We had driven on home because we longed to be in our own church since vacation had kept […]

Our Perverse Generation

Our Perverse Generation

     You unbelieving and perverse generation,” Jesus replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Matthew 17:17 Last Sunday, the preacher gave us the above Scripture verse. The word, perverse, keeps flashing in my mind like a neon sign. Jesus used this term for unbelieving Israelites during […]

Absolutes

Absolutes

Last, Sunday, my pastor preached on absolutes, and that thought keeps drifting through my mind this week. In our present culture, people don’t like absolutes. Everything is relative to your circumstances, how you were raised, or how you feel about it. Media shouts intolerance if we condemn a behavior or a law that is wrong […]

3 Steps to a Better 2016

3 Steps to a Better 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, but the calendar says it’s so. How was 2015 for you? I pray that it was all that you hoped for and even more. If not, I’ve got a few suggestions to make 2016 better. If it was, you might still benefit […]

Obedience

Obedience

It’s been at least three years since a dear friend loaned me a copy of the Life Application Study Bible. I’ve read the Bible through maybe three times in the course of my life, but never with the sense of adventure that I have read this version. One of my New Year’s resolutions in 2013 […]