• The importance of making spiritual choices in your life

    We all face limitless little choices every day: what time to get up; how to exercise, if at all; what to eat at each meal; how to dress; what to watch, read, attend; do I answer that call, text, email; and the list goes on.  Then there are the bigger choices we face in life: […]

  • Lessons Learned From a Simple Gingerbread House

    “God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me— my whole life one long, obedient response. Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway! Give me an appetite for your words of wisdom, and not for […]

  • Two Secrets About God’s Provision

    I was always a good student. But as a teenager I did not have much interest in or the money to go to college. My parents encouraged me to go, so in obedience to them, I started the process. I applied for scholarships to a few schools, but things were not looking good. Then my […]

  • 3 Things You Can do 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 […]

  • Don’t Worry, You Can Hear From God!

    India fascinated me. I had always wanted to go. I finally had a chance for an all expense paid trip, but I heard the Lord saying it was not the right time for me. So, I passed on the offer.  It was clear later that I really needed to be home during that time, so […]

  • Living an Imperfect, Unfinished Life

    “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand”— Psalms 16:11 (NIV). A family in our church has had their life upended by an unexpected health issue affecting their youngest son. The health issue is rare, and most don’t survive. Colton […]

  • 7 Steps To Prepare You for God’s Promise, Guaranteed!

    If God’s promise to you is delayed, you have time to step up and prepare!  The Apostle Peter gives some instructions on how we can make the most of the waiting. “ And because of his (God’s) glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to […]

  • Life will give you lemons; that’s when you need to trust God’s promises

    “Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is the faithful God who for a thousand generations keeps His promises and constantly loves those who love Him and who obey His commands”— Deuteronomy 7:9 (TLB). One of my favorite promises in the Bible is found in John. In Chapter 16, verse 33, Jesus tells His disciples, […]

  • 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 […]