Isn’t it mind-boggling to know that part of Jesus’ cruel punishment was to lug that heavy, splintery cross with him through the streets and up the hill to his crucifixion?  It’s bad enough to die on a cross, much less carry it with us and THEN be spiked to it. It seems that as often […]

  You wouldn’t give your 5-year-old a 12-gauge shotgun or a big Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Shotguns and motorcycles are great – but they’re for adults. You need maturity to handle them. Giving such gifts to your child would endanger them, and everybody else around them. The gifts just don’t fit the person. Perhaps you’re a talented […]

    When I was a teenager and had been a Christian for only about two years, I kept wondering why God didn’t seem to be guiding me in my life. Perhaps you are wondering the same thing about your own life. I used to want God to show me His will at night in […]

  An important key to letting go of the past and reaching your full potential is putting yourself in an environment where the seed of your dreams can grow. I know people who are extremely talented. They have incredible potential. But they insist on hanging around the wrong sorts of people. If you are close […]

    People of God, adversity comes in many shapes forms and fashions. These perplexing, confusing, and mystifying predicaments show up at the most inconvenient and awkward times in our lives, and the frustrating thing is that adversity does not need an invitation to enter your home. One moment life appears to be serene, calm, […]

  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” -Matthew 5:16 The Swine Flu is not the only thing you catch at work. Turns out you are just as likely to catch someone’s bad mood and negative attitude. Yes, the […]

    Christians have a lot that they can be frustrated about these days. Many churches are in a re-invention season, church leadership has its hands full, the desire to read scripture is challenged by the gap in understanding, as well as the challenge of finding other believers who aren’t spooky or aloof to real […]

  Often times it may be hard to do a self-examination, knowing that it must be done. We go to the doctor and dentist to get our physical and yearly checkups. Some people may be afraid to do a self-examination; afraid of what they might see. Some may feel as if they have it all […]

    The subject of the Holy Spirit is one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted subjects among Christians and non-Christians. Many people are afraid to hear sermons about the Holy Spirit because of incorrect teachings they may have received in the past. The topic of speaking in tongues and the gifts of the Spirit […]

  The work of Christ’s incomparable sacrifice was made perfect and complete in His miraculous resurrection. It was an act that will impact souls into eternity – and yet, the power of His resurrection is available for us to live by each and every day. The miracle of Jesus’ resurrection offers a profound message of […]

  A few years ago I went to the Doctor and had a test performed that resulted in having to get more tests run. It was beginning to look like a very serious condition. The spirit of fear crept in tell me of all the terrible things that could happen and show me pictures of […]

  One of the times that a believer has to remain on his or her most diligent guard is at the end of a hard trial, rather than right in the middle of it. I say this from experience, because if we’re not careful, we can become calloused to the blessings of God when at last we […]