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  • The Most Powerful Thing in the World

    “You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world”— Matthew 5:8 (MSG). Recently I came across an article titled, “10 Of the Most Unexpectedly Powerful Things in The World.” Scanning the article, I was amazed at the information provided by the author. Some […]

  • What to do when you don’t feel worthy

    “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed and were created”—Revelation 4:11(NASB).  Working at one of our church’s many ministries, I get to meet and assist many people who need our services. At our west campus, […]

  • The Fullness of Joy is Found in God’s Presence

    “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore”—Psalm 16:11 (ESV). I seek God’s presence each morning by starting each day with a mug of hot tea and the best book ever written—the Bible. While I have several Bibles, the current one […]

  • Plant a Seed and Watch God Make It Grow

    “I planted the seed and Apollos watered it. But God is the one who made the seed grow”— 1 Corinthians 3:6 (ERV). Reading the directions on the back of the seed packet, I could picture a mass of wildflowers blossoming in a sunny corner of my backyard. The seed mixture includes yarrow, columbine, marigolds, cornflowers, […]

  • Are You Actually “Doing” the Bible?

    “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of”—John 10:10 (MSG). Have you ever asked yourself, “How did I get here?” When you’re lost, whether it’s physically, emotionally or spiritually, maybe it’s time to stop and reassess where you are. While reading a recent Q […]

  • Giving God Your First Fruits of the Day

    Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory”—Isaiah 6:3(NIV).  Oh, that little bird just crashed into the glass.” I turned to see what my friend was talking about and saw a hummingbird lying on the wooden porch of the restaurant where we were dining. Jumping up from my […]

  • The 6 Ways You Can Recognize God’s Guidance for Your Life

    Today, perhaps more than ever, people are asking, “what does God want me to do now”? The future may appear uncertain to many considering current events, but my lifetime of experiencing God’s guidance has taught me how to recognise His voice in the wilderness, including my time working as a pastor and doctor in Yemen […]

  • Helping the Homeless: An Invitation from Jesus

    “Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?”— Isaiah 58:7 (ESV). Driving by a deserted storefront, I did a double-take. Underneath the overhang was a mishmash of stuff. […]

  • New Twix Halloween Ad “Sends a Ghoulish Message”

    There is nothing covert about the message, nothing sublime, nothing cryptic. Quite the contrary, the message is clear and in your face. If you have a problem with a little boy wearing a princess dress and believe that people who dress like witches with spiked collars look weird, you will be blown away – meaning, […]

  • Faith heroes: Rosa Parks, the quiet protester who ended racial segregation

    Some of my heroes are known for a lifetime of activity but some, like Rosa Parks, the woman whose quiet protest ended racial segregation in the United States, are known for what they did in a moment. Rosa was born in Alabama in 1913 into an African-American community. When her parents separated she moved with […]