I hope you will indulge me and forgive me while I use this platform to confess some failures in my spiritual life. I have had a pretty unsettling few weeks recently. I pray daily about the issues and know that God has the ability to handle things for me. But…one thing just led to another, … Continue reading I Have Confessions To Make
Author: Karran Martin
Going Round In Circles
(Recommended Reading: Joshua chapter 6, NIV) Every time I read Joshua 6, I am fascinated by the story. Moses had died, Joshua had taken up the leadership position of the Israelites and it was time for them to begin their long awaited move into their promised land. The Lord has given very specific directions … Continue reading Going Round In Circles
What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Back in 1984 Tina Turner released a song titled “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” It had a catchy rhythm and the title was a hook to get you interested. However, for the most part, the words are not very uplifting or encouraging when it comes to the idea of love - it is … Continue reading What’s Love Got To Do With It?
Tammy Kennington, author of an article titled What Does The Bible Say about Honor? (ChristianityToday.com, June 8, 2022) says that the word Honor is mentioned 355 times in scripture. According to Dictionary.com one definition of the word honor as a noun is: “high respect, as for worth, merit or rank.” According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary … Continue reading Honor Forgotten?
Thorns In Your Side
“References to thorns are throughout the Bible, found in the Old and New Testaments. These references affirm the negative connotation of the word and the desolation associated with thorns.” * In doing research on this topic, what I found was there are 56 instances in 13 different translations of the Bible where it speaks about … Continue reading Thorns In Your Side
Do Not Let Fear Drive You
Anytime I have the same topic pop up several times in several different ways in a short time, it gets my attention - and that is what has been happening. A daily short devotional/prayer calendar I have has been dealing with the topic of fear every day since the beginning of this month. Some verses … Continue reading Do Not Let Fear Drive You
Recommended Reading: Exodus 35:1-36:7 Since the new year began a few weeks ago, I once again started reading through the Bible, which I read from beginning to end every year. That, of course, means I am currently reading the Old Testament. I used to somewhat dread this part of the experience, but every year I … Continue reading Heart Generosity
According to Dictionary.com the definition of self-control is: “control or restraint of oneself or one's actions, feelings, etc.” That same source says the definition of self-discipline is: “discipline and training of oneself, usually for improvement.” One of the devotionals from that book I mentioned last week that was given out by my church for the … Continue reading Self-Control
I want to lay a bit of groundwork and give a couple of explanations before getting into the meat of my article today: … Continue reading Steadfast
Do Not Give Up
“Untilled ground, however rich, will bring forth thistles and thorns; so also the mind of man.” (Teresa of Avila) At the beginning of each year, the church I attend has a 4 day conference with special speakers to “ring in the new year” with outstanding preaching. This year 2023, on January 9, our guest speaker … Continue reading Do Not Give Up