• 3 Things to Make Your Foundation Firm!

    Firm foundations are important. A faulty one will make the whole building unstable. One Sunday on the way to church, our son, Andrew, who was 15 at the time, declared, “I’m going to make a tree house today.”   When we got home, bounded into the backyard looking for a prime location and we watched him […]

  • What to do when you don’t feel worthy

    “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed and were created”—Revelation 4:11(NASB).  Working at one of our church’s many ministries, I get to meet and assist many people who need our services. At our west campus, […]

  • Abortion: Why It’s Not Just a Social or Political Issue

    It is imperative for the Christian to always view things from a much bigger perspective – not just in terms of economic or political or cultural aspects. There is a spiritual dimension that lies behind all the crucial issues of the day. Certainly when it comes to things like the culture wars, we are foolish […]

  • Finding Rest for Our Weary Souls

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls”— Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV). A conversation with my best friend is always encouraging. She says […]

  • The Fullness of Joy is Found in God’s Presence

    “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore”—Psalm 16:11 (ESV). I seek God’s presence each morning by starting each day with a mug of hot tea and the best book ever written—the Bible. While I have several Bibles, the current one […]

  • Are You Actually “Doing” the Bible?

    “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of”—John 10:10 (MSG). Have you ever asked yourself, “How did I get here?” When you’re lost, whether it’s physically, emotionally or spiritually, maybe it’s time to stop and reassess where you are. While reading a recent Q […]

  • God’s Word Brings a Peace Unknown in the Natural World

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him, nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines […]

  • Giving God Your First Fruits of the Day

    Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory”—Isaiah 6:3(NIV).  Oh, that little bird just crashed into the glass.” I turned to see what my friend was talking about and saw a hummingbird lying on the wooden porch of the restaurant where we were dining. Jumping up from my […]

  • The 6 Ways You Can Recognize God’s Guidance for Your Life

    Today, perhaps more than ever, people are asking, “what does God want me to do now”? The future may appear uncertain to many considering current events, but my lifetime of experiencing God’s guidance has taught me how to recognise His voice in the wilderness, including my time working as a pastor and doctor in Yemen […]

  • New Twix Halloween Ad “Sends a Ghoulish Message”

    There is nothing covert about the message, nothing sublime, nothing cryptic. Quite the contrary, the message is clear and in your face. If you have a problem with a little boy wearing a princess dress and believe that people who dress like witches with spiked collars look weird, you will be blown away – meaning, […]