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  • Are You Hungry for More of God?

    “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  After fasting forty days and forty nights, He was hungry”–Matthew 4:1-2 (NIV). Several years ago, a social media challenge became popular as parents tested the patience of their toddlers. Some toddlers surrendered to the temptation before them, while others passed […]

  • What’s Slipping Through Your Fingers?

    I realized the other day that I had let an important aspect of God’s word slip through my fingers. I was standing in a church service (which is a great place for self-realization) and it hit me. It may have been caused by the uncertainties of the pandemic… or I may have simply let my […]

  • Are You Hiding Something?

    “He has paid a full ransom for his people.” Psalm 111:9 NLT You don’t have to look far in our society to find someone who has suffered at the hands of wickedness. Prejudice, discrimination, verbal and physical abuse or molestation can lead to feelings of shame—even when you’re not at fault. If it’s happened to […]

  • Yes, All Kinds of Prayer is Acceptable to God

    There is an opportunity to develop or strengthen a spiritual discipline that becomes a part of your life. One such practice is prayer, so it would be helpful to explore what Scripture reveals about this sacred exercise that promotes spiritual growth. In his epistles, Paul puts tremendous value on prayer. He must have thought it […]

  • 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 […]