• 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 […]

  • If you want a mature faith, here is the key

    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience”—Colossians 3:12 (NIV). In a recent conversation with an acquaintance, we were discussing our grandchildren. We both questioned why we were more patient with them than we were with their parents. Yes, we are older, and hopefully have […]

  • When You’re Tempted, It’s Time to Turn to God

    “You are tempted in the same way that everyone else is tempted. But God can be trusted not to let you be tempted too much, and He will show you how to escape from your temptations”—1 Corinthians 10:13 (CEV). Amazed by a video my youngest son sent to me recently, I laughed. The video was […]