(Recommended reading: Ezra 1:1-6:22 & Nehemiah 1:1-7:73) ...And, what does it matter? What difference will it make? Well, it could matter a lot and it could make a huge difference. I want to lay some groundwork before I get to the meat of this topic: Isaiah was a prophet of God that lived and prophesied … Continue reading Who Do You Believe?
...And, what does it matter? What difference will it make? Well, it could matter a lot and it could make a huge difference. While with a group of friends recently, the topic of religion came up. One of the ladies asked if we believe that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. I emphatically responded that … Continue reading What Do You Believe?
(Quoted scriptures from NIV unless noted differently) I recommend that you read Judges 13-16. These four chapters in the Bible tell us the famous and familiar story of Samson’s life. I have always found the stories relating to Samson to be very interesting, but also very puzzling. Samson’s parents, Manoah and his wife, are childless … Continue reading Renewed Strength
(1 Samuel 13:2-14:23 NIV) Do we not all face fear at times in our lives? How we handle that fear is important. We need to know where to go for strength so that we can defeat that fear - one of the strongest weapons in the arsenal of our enemy. You can read in the … Continue reading Heart and Soul
Recommended Reading Psalm 106 & 107 (Best when read in New Living Translation & The Message Translation) Psalm 106 is such a wonderful story capsule of God, His people and how they interacted. It abbreviates some of their important history and expresses God’s deep love for them. In verse 23 (The Message) we are reminded … Continue reading Critical Intervention
(Recommended Reading Isaiah 30 - All scripture quoted from NLT) You may notice that for the 3rd week in a row the topics seem to be similar - parents, children and our Father God. I am guessing that God was trying to get my attention about something with these ideas that worked their way into … Continue reading Who Do You Trust?
Recommended Reading: Jeremiah 42:1 thru 43:7 Anyone reading this that is a parent will know how difficult it can be at times to make a child understand why they need to follow your rules and directions - how to make them grasp that you most likely do know best. Children come into this world with … Continue reading Father Knows Best
(All scripture from NLT except as noted) “Some folks treat God like a lawyer. They go to him only when they are in trouble.” (Anonymous) As adults, are we not guilty of doing things that we should not do, or not seeking God’s guidance before we just jump into the middle of things without considering … Continue reading A God Of Convenience
(Recommended reading: 2 Chronicles chapters 28-32) (I originally wrote this article July 2, 2019. When I reread it this morning, I realized that it may be even more important today than it was then, so I felt compelled to share it with you today.) I believe that we probably all understand the importance of strong … Continue reading Cut From A Different Cloth
There is a saying that I have heard many times over the years and when I researched it, I found that it had first been traced back to an announcement from a Methodist church in an Iowa newspaper in 1926. But over the years it has been credited to a lot of different people with … Continue reading No Middle Ground