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  • What is the Whole World Talking About?

    “And His name shall be the hope of all the world”–Matthew 12:21 (TLB). How many times have you heard television news anchors excitedly announce, “The whole world is talking about…” And then, they mention the name of a famous personality. The news might be about a music idol, a TV reality star, a pro sports […]

  • Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow

    “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise”—Philippians 4:8 (NLT). “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow” is a hymn that when I sing it, springs up […]

  • Having a Christ-like Attitude

    “Have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had”—Philippians 2:5 (GW). As a former high school teacher, I recall students who had a good attitude and those who had bad attitudes. It was often challenging to be nice to the ones with the latter. However, that still, small voice always reminded me I didn’t know what […]

  • The Best Stain Remover on the Market? God

    Have you ever had a stain you just can’t get out?  Stains can ruin a favorite garment. They make things feel dirty no matter how much we sanitize them. They draw attention to themselves and seem impossible to hide. The other day I noticed an orange stain in our shiny white tub.  No amount of […]

  • When You Need Rest, Seek Jesus

    “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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”— Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV). Deafening […]

  • Do You Dare to Question God?

    I wonder if you’ve ever been told NOT to question God? I have. It’s disrespectful, irreverent, and overly-familiar, apparently. Questioning God shows a lack of faith and fear of the Lord. I mean, God is GOD, and who are we, as mere mortals, to interrogate him? Verses such as Romans 9:20 are quoted to support […]

  • God Loves You, Even Before Creation

    “This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins”— 1 John 4:9-10 (NIV). In a […]

  • Never forget, you are God’s masterpiece

    “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago”— Ephesians 2:10 (NLT). Until a neighbor posted the following on social media, I’d planned to toss the small wood scraps from a project still under construction in my backyard: […]

  • Jesus, promise keeper

    “You are faithful to fulfil every promise you’ve made. You manifest yourself as kindness in all you do.” Psalm 145:13 (TPT) I was reminded of that truth personally a little while ago in the simplest of ways. Our daughter Liberty had been asking for a cat for quite some time. On several occasions she would […]

  • When a Christian asks: ‘Can I Pray to Mary & the Saints?’

    It’s a question I’m regularly asked: Is it alright to pray to Mary and the Saints? I write this with the highest respect for my Roman Catholic brothers and sisters. I have learned, and continue to learn, much from you. I especially appreciate your great reverence for Mary, something that is often lacking in non-Roman […]