GOALS FOR 2020 (Scripture references as noted) Another new year is almost here - in just a few short days we have the opportunity to look at our lives and think about what we can do to make the upcoming year a great one. It is so easy to get bogged down in life with … Continue reading A Blueprint And Map For Our Lives
(Recommended reading Luke 1 & 2) Was Jesus really born on December 25? Most likely that would be a “no”. But is the actual date important? I think not. It is the event itself that is critically important. Isaiah was a prophet that lived about 700 years before the birth of Jesus. But he foretold … Continue reading This Event We Call Christmas
In the past, I would have freely admitted that “I am me” – of course. That is an easy and obvious exclamation - almost ridiculous sounding, in fact. However, I would have stopped way short of saying “I am special.” You see, there have been times in my life that I have not had a … Continue reading I Am Me – I Am Special!
(Recommended Reading - Jeremiah 29:1-14) As I studied the book of Jeremiah, I learned that Jeremiah seemed to have been called to be a prophet of God at a young age. He apparently set out immediately to warn the Israelites of the impending doom as a result of the way they had chosen to live. … Continue reading Blooming Where You Are Planted
(Scripture references from NLT) Friends and solid friendships are truly critical to us. People without friends are more likely to die an early death. If you doubt that just Google “can you die of loneliness” and see what it says. I believe it is the rare person that does not want and/or have friends. I … Continue reading Friendship
(Scripture reference from New Living Translation) This coming week on Thursday is the holiday annually set aside here in the U.S. called Thanksgiving. This is a day that we are encouraged to think about all the things in our lives for which we should be thankful. For most of us those things are almost innumerable. … Continue reading An Attitude of Gratitude
(Scripture references from NIV) In Genesis 4 we read the story about Adam and Eve’s children – Cain, the first-born and Abel, the second son. Verses 2b-7 it says: “Now Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering … Continue reading Mastering Sin
(All scripture from the NIV Translation) So many Christians think that if they go to church regularly, serve in various capacities (i.e., committees, teaching, etc.) that this is what pleases God. Unfortunately that is not necessarily true. Yes, He does want us to attend church regularly and to serve, but if it is not done … Continue reading Plugged In And Powerful
(Scripture References from the NIV) I have been attending Gateway Church for many years. One thing our pastor – Robert Morris – does at the end of each service is ask us to think about what the Holy Spirit is saying to us as a result of the sermon we just heard. I like that. … Continue reading But I WANT it!!!
It was one year ago on this weekend when I started my blog and since then I have published one article each week. I have so enjoyed writing again after a very long hiatus; and, sharing my thoughts with anyone interested enough to check them out. That first weekend I actually published two articles and … Continue reading Happy Anniversary To Karran’s Korner!