• 3 Things 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The hidden benefits that come from character-building dilemmas

    Most everyone experiences them, but almost no one plans for them or enjoys them.  Dilemmas are situations that require a choice between options that are often equally undesirable or unfavorable.  It could be a problem that seems to defy a good solution.  However, dilemmas can be used by God to grow us in the grace […]

  • Set Your Heart on Things Above

    “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heart on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things”— Colossians 3:1-2 (NIV). “O Lord,” I cried out, “be with him in this heat. And Lord, if He doesn’t know you […]

  • 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”— […]

  • A reminder to Christians: We are the salt of the earth

    In one of the most famous passages in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said to His disciples (and, by extension, to His followers today), “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]