• The simplicity of life in union with Christ

    Dr. Richard Halverson, U.S. Senate Chaplain once said, “Christianity started out in the region of Palestine (also known as the Land of Israel) with a relationship with a person, the Lord Jesus.  Then it went to Greece and became a philosophy, went to Rome and became an institution, then on to Europe and became a […]

  • Shining a Light in a Broken World

    “Then Jesus cried out, ‘Whoever believes in me does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. The one who looks at me is seeing the one who sent me. I have come into the world as a light so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness”— […]

  • The Tablet of Your Heart

    A new study reveals how Bible reading has declined greatly in North America over recent years. “Spending time in the Word of God” is a phrase that has been around for some time.  In most cases, when people refer to “time in the Word” they are talking about Bible reading.  However, there are many ways […]

  • 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 […]

  • Treasured Memories with Jesus Bring Hope

    “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart”—Luke 2:19 (NIV). A recent morning devotional reminded me of treasured childhood memories. Growing up in southwestern Louisiana, I spent many hours outdoors on sunny days. Barefoot most of the time, I loved lying in the grass. On my stomach, I would search […]

  • Are you praying bold prayers?

    “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord”—Joshua 24:15 (NIV). When my grandchildren spend time with me, you can bet I will find traces of their presence when I am cleaning up after they leave. This week was no different when my three youngest grandchildren stayed with me overnight. Playing outside in […]

  • Could I just get $3 worth of God, please?

    It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about […]

  • Christ-Like Behavior Reveals Your Identity

    “Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them!”—Luke 6:31 (MSG). If you were to walk through the front door of my house, you’d be able to identify my favorite color. After a brief look around […]

  • Is it time to consider Bible College for 2022?

    I am passionate about Bible College. I make no apology for that, and I believe that every Christian needs a sound understanding of their faith. In my view, the need for a proper understanding of God’s word today is more significant than ever before. Why so? Well, here are a few reasons. The world around […]

  • Our Days are Already Determined

    “A person’s days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed”—Job 14:5 (NIV). On Christmas morning, as I was reading one of my daily devotionals, something I’d never thought about grabbed my attention. Forty days and forty years are significant in the Bible. However, while reading […]