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  • Knowing the One Who Always Keeps His Word

    For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil”—Genesis 3:5 (NIV). We all know people who have broken their promises. If you follow politics, you know it happens more times than we can count. But we all fall short because […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]