• Are You Hiding Something?

    “He has paid a full ransom for his people.” Psalm 111:9 NLT You don’t have to look far in our society to find someone who has suffered at the hands of wickedness. Prejudice, discrimination, verbal and physical abuse or molestation can lead to feelings of shame—even when you’re not at fault. If it’s happened to […]

  • Living Life on Purpose for God’s Kingdom

    “…for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose”— Philippians 2:13 (NIV). A recent devotional I received from Dr. David Jeremiah via email was titled Cross Purposes. He cited an October 2021 editorial in The Economic Times titled “Life Has No Purpose.” Quoting the […]

  • Remember, God Never Gives Up on Anyone

    “If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than […]

  • Abide in His Presence to Bear Fruit

    “Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me”—John 15:4 (NRSV). Abide is not a word we use often today. Other words, according to that mean the same or almost the same […]

  • With God’s Provision, How You Can Give Generously

    “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from You, and we have given You only what comes from Your hand”—1 Chronicles 29:14 (NIV). My hairdresser and I were recently discussing her experiences cutting hair at local nursing and assisted living […]

  • Reflection’s from a Mother’s Heart

    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength”—Deuteronomy 6:5(NIV). My oldest son will turn 44-years-old next week. His younger brother turned 40 several months ago. For more years than I can recall, I’ve considered, but not followed through, on sharing in writing, the things […]

  • Where do Christians and the gospel stand on climate change?

    My attention has been drawn to a report produced by the Youthscape Centre for Research and Tearfund entitled ‘Burning Down the House: How the Church Could Lose Young People Over Climate Inaction’. The message of this 20-page publication is there in the title: the church’s failure to address climate change threatens to alienate young people. […]

  • The blessing that stems from a peaceful home

    If God offered you anything you wanted in this world, anything at all, what would you ask for? Tough question. Takes a bit of thinking about. A new car? A bigger house? Good health? A long life? There are so many things to choose from. What would you choose? Can I tell you something? After […]

  • Living in the light of eternity

    It’s so easy to just live for today, for the temporal, for the here and now. Yet, it’s the life after this one, that will last the longest and how we live here will directly impact how we will live there. A while ago I preached a sermon on the subject. I hope it encourages […]

  • As You Pray, Be Transformed by His Peace

    “And don’t say anything you don’t mean. This counsel is embedded deep in our traditions. You only make things worse when you lay down a smoke screen of pious talk, saying, ‘I’ll pray for you,’ and never doing it, or saying, ‘God be with you,’ and not meaning it”—Matthew 5:33(MSG). It has taken me years […]