Nothing Into Something

A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I […]

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Matthias

Acts 1: 26, Then they cast lots, and the lot fell to Matthias; so he was added to the eleven apostles. I don’t know about you, but I love being #2.  You see, #2 usually […]

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Breaking the Chains

The movie, A “Christmas Carol” based on the book written by Charles Dickens is a favorite holiday classic about redemption. The scene when Jacob Marley’s ghost appears to Ebenezer Scrooge, Marley is laden down with heavy chains […]

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When Is Enough Enough?

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have… –Hebrews 13:5a Global statistics report that if you have a roof over your head and a meal on your […]

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Faith can be spelled, “R.I.S.K.”

Clarity?  Faith?  Trust? Risk? Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. […]

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Healthy Things Grow!

Years ago, a pastor shared with our pastoral staff that, “Healthy things grow.”  It impacted me at the time and continues to impact me now.  Have you ever noticed that healthy things grow?  Plants, children, […]

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A Case of Happy

Does “happy” rub off? For the despondent, every day brings trouble; But for the happy heart, life is a continual feast. –Proverbs 15:15 (NLT) A few years ago, a study was published reporting that emotions […]

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Empty Calories

Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from […]

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Don’t Quit Soldier!

II Timothy 2:3 (NAS)   Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. We are soldiers of Jesus Christ. (Have you ever thought about that?)   Everyone has hardships.  Soldiers take some hard knocks. […]

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Slow Me Down Lord!

Slow Me Down… Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day […]

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