As I write this, the date is Tuesday, February 2, 2021. I received some news late yesterday afternoon that made me very sad. But this morning - after a night with very little restful sleep - the grief and tears have arrived. Once again, I am going to indulge in a very selfish expression in … Continue reading First Love – Never Forgotten
(Numbers 21:4-9 NIV) When we have “issues” in our lives, how we handle them can be extremely important. We should never go into a serious walk with the Lord with the idea that now our lives are going to be like skipping happily through a beautiful meadow without a care or a problem in the … Continue reading A Rose Garden Called Life
(Recommended Reading – Hosea 1:1-11 in New Living Translation) The author of the daily devotional books that I read used Hosea 1 as a basis of his devotions for 5 straight days. I have to confess that I found these 11 verses to be difficult, confusing and even a bit disturbing. First, God instructed his … Continue reading Us vs. Them
I have heard a saying over the years - “Stop Poking the Bear!” I guess I just never really thought too much about what that meant. But it came to my mind recently and I decided to check out exactly what it means when someone says that. This is what I found: From phrases.org.uk: “It's … Continue reading Stop Poking The Bear
We have had a very difficult and contentious few years here in the USA; and, the past couple of months have only intensified all of that difficulty and contention. It should not matter what side of the political aisle you sit on, this should all be disturbing, to say the least. I am sure that … Continue reading Tighten Your Belt
(Quoted scriptures from the New Living Translation) As we grow and mature, we go through the process of education. Sometimes that education is the informal process in the School of Hard Knocks. But then of course, we have the formal education through our school systems. Most people exit high school with at least some idea … Continue reading What Is Your Passion?
Here we are at the end of another year. As I have said in previous articles when I tackled the upcoming new year, I do not do resolutions anymore - at least in the traditional way of thinking. I prefer to put thought into things that I need to change or do better and just … Continue reading Forgive AND Forget?
Every year on December 25 we celebrate a holiday called Christmas. It is celebrated all around the world - even by people that are not Christians. It is a time for family and fun - eating too much and gift giving. But for Christians, it is an especially meaningful holiday as we remember the birth … Continue reading Who Is This Jesus?
Jesus had gathered some of his disciples around Himself and started teaching what is known as the Sermon on the Mount. One of the things He said was: “‘You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for … Continue reading How Salty Are You?
I have to say that I never thought I would live to see a day when this wonderful place called the United States of America would be in so much turmoil. This nation was founded and developed on Christian principles for a reason. Whether you are a Christian or not, you have to admit that … Continue reading A Scary Way To Live