January 8th, 2020
No one enjoys the assignment of learning and practicing forgiveness.It is counter-intuitive to both our reason and our emotions. And, from what I can tell so far, in the journey of my life, I am going...
December 28th, 2019
Why? Why forgive?The most simple and basic reason that heaven presents to us is this: We forgive, because we have been forgiven.The scriptures say it this way:“Bear with each other and forgive one an...
God With Us
December 20th, 2019
Let’s suppose that I owned an ant farm, and for reasons known only to myself, I loved those ants more than anything in the world.How could I communicate my love to them? I could shout, “I love you,” b...
Reset and Refocus
December 11th, 2019
We read in Matthew 4 that Jesus was led into the desert and fasted for 40 days and nights and was tempted before He began His ministry.I suppose that was Jesus’s way of getting set and focused for th...
Thank > Praise > Worship
November 26th, 2019
Jesus encountered much thanklessness during his journeys here on earth.Perhaps none stand out more clear than the story found in Luke chapter 17:“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the ...
In My Name
November 20th, 2019
"And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” ~John 14:14As I begin again to write my weekly en...
November 12th, 2019
Miracles? Jesus not only made extravagant promises inrespect to prayer but he also said this:“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have beendoing, and they will do even gr...
October 29th, 2019
When the Apostle Paul is bringing encouragement to the church at Thessalonica, he says:"Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus co...
Worry and Anxiety
October 20th, 2019
There are obvious obstacles to walking in the peace Jesus promised to his disciples.Our willful ways, otherwise known as “sin”, is the most obvious.We must ask forgiveness each day for those things th...
Standing in Front of The Throne
October 16th, 2019
“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, havestrengthened me.... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick inthe teeth may be the best thing in the world for you...
September 26th, 2019
A man is being tailgated by a stressed-out woman on a busy street. Suddenly, the light turns yellow, just in front of him. He does the honest thing, and stops at the crosswalk, even thoughhe could hav...
September 13th, 2019
"The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored,because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing."Procrastination!I hate the word. It makes me feel guilty and it causes s...