This year (2021) is the third year that I have used a daily devotional book written by Chris Tiegreen. He has written a number of devotional books and each one that I have read so far is excellent. I get a lot of inspiration from his words - they sometimes push me to study more … Continue reading The Perfect Gift
(Recommended Reading: Acts 16:16-40) The above referenced passage in Acts 16 has always been so interesting and inspirational to me. Any teachings that I have ever heard on it have tended to focus on the power and benefits of prayer and praise to God, no matter what your circumstances happen to be. Pray, praise, be … Continue reading Doing The Right Thing
(Recommended reading – Luke 11:1-13) Jesus said in Luke 11:9-10 (NKJCV): “’So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be … Continue reading Persistence Pays
Scripture references from translations as noted Luke 18:9-14 in The Message reads like this as Jesus is speaking: “He told his next story to some who were complacently pleased with themselves over their moral performance and looked down their noses at the common people: ‘Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a … Continue reading Look At Me!
Recommended Reading: Exodus 23:20-33 We live in an era where our lives move very fast. We tend to want what we want when we want it - and that is usually NOW! I have noticed that the virtue of patience seems to have dimmed substantially in most people these days. Think about it...we get in … Continue reading HURRY, HURRY, HURRY!
#1 - When you are in a casual relationship with someone - friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc. - you are both pretty much free to “do your own thing.” Those relationships allow each person to make decisions and live life as they prefer. Yes, there may be times you need to coordinate efforts to allow positive, … Continue reading Relationship Success
Happy 245th Birthday America! I believe that being a citizen of the United States of America is one of the most wonderful things a person can claim. This is a nation that was founded for the freedom of religion as well as an opportunity to live life more economically successful. As I read some … Continue reading Let Freedom Ring!
(Recommended Reading: Isaiah 3:8-12) Yes, there is Trouble all right, and not just in River City. (If you ever saw “The Music Man”, you will get what I mean by that.) I do not like to write things that come across really negatively, but there are some hard facts that we had better face up … Continue reading TROUBLE WITH A CAPITAL “T”
(Recommended Reading: 2 Samuel 13 - 19:18 - Quotes from NLT) In my Mother’s Day article I said: “We do not read the impactful kind of stories in the Bible about Mothers like we do about Fathers.” There are so very many stories in the Bible about fathers - some of them are examples of … Continue reading A Father’s Love
(Recommended Reading: Matthew 25:31-46) “…we know that when these bodies of ours are taken down like tents and folded away, they will be replaced by resurrection bodies in heaven—God-made, not handmade—and we’ll never have to relocate our “tents” again. Sometimes we can hardly wait to move—and so we cry out in frustration. Compared to what’s … Continue reading An Eye On Eternity