Sunday, October 03, 2021

Sometimes we fall into a belief as Christians, that our faith will require suffering as an integral part of God’s plan to ready us for the challenge of publicly and boldly spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Suffering in some ways can be seen as a prerequisite for strengthening one’s sp…

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Wednesday, August 04, 2021

For some reason, the phrase ‘rejuvenated in the spirit’ is resonating with me right now. My reference point however is the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, if you can believe that. I have been revisiting Christ’s last experience on Earth and was struck by the fact that God’s Christ had to be exc…

Friday, July 30, 2021

With the world is such a tumultuous state, I suppose one could say this is when your faith can and is severely tested. For some, tragic events and nightmarish acts might make you question the existence of the God we profess to believe in. I sometimes have to remind myself that most of the he…

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
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Sometimes words alone cannot convey meaning and feelings the way we’d like them to. Trust for example. I know I’ve talked about this before so please humor me. The reference point for my meaning today is “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In al…

Saturday, June 19, 2021

“Chirp, chirp.” The sound was so faint that I thought it was part of a television program I was watching. However, when I turned down the television, I still heard the sound. Was there a bird stuck in my fireplace chimney? I tipped over to my fireplace but did not see anything.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Several years ago, I was blessed to take a cruise that made a stop in the Cayman Islands. When our cruise ship first arrived, I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the blue water. Since this was my first time there, I decided to soak up as much sun and fun while on the beach as possible. After …

Sunday, May 30, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Sunday, May 02, 2021
Sunday, April 25, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Sunday, March 21, 2021
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Sunday, March 07, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021

If I haven’t before, let me ask you now. Can somebody explain a “faith walk” to me? I frequently refer to my own spiritual transformation that way and I’ve had others describe this “thing” that I’m on …’as you go down this road’….’as you complete this walk.’ I’ve even used the faith walk phr…

Sunday, February 07, 2021
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Saturday, January 09, 2021
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

There is one sure way to absolutely get the devil’s attention and that is to begin to turn one’s life to Christ. You’ve probably heard many a pastor refer to a person’s lifestyle as an open invitation for the devil to gain access to his or her world. Supposedly, as long as you engage in the …

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Sometimes I have the audacity to think that I know just what it takes to guarantee salvation, only to discover with minimal soul searching how wrong I really have been. Time and time again I’m reminded that I had nothing to do with my own salvation. No matter how hard I try, I cannot earn my…

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Wednesday, October 09, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Have you ever gone to church expecting to hear a certain minister, only to have a substitute guest preacher in his or her place? It has happened to me on several occasions and, after my initial disappointment, I am always reminded that it really is all about the message and not necessarily t…

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Have you ever gone to church expecting to hear a certain minister, only to have a substitute guest preacher in his or her place? It has happened to me on several occasions and, after my initial disappointment, I am always reminded that it really is all about the message and not necessarily t…

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I heard something recently that has stayed with me and has rapidly become embedded in my spirit, so I thought it was worthy to again pass along to you: “God is not schizophrenic.” It sounds simple enough, but, at closer inspection, you might want to seriously consider it implications.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

We all understand the concept of “card-carrying member.” As a matter of fact, you can be categorized by what affiliation you hold by what cards are in your purse or wallet. We’ve got card carrying Democrats and Republicans. You can get a membership card for every organization from the NAACP …

Thursday, August 08, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Speed can kill, whereas a slower pace, a more deliberate pace, can be much more enlightening. At these times it is more important to be still rather than be quick to do something. Given the pace of what is going on in this world, things like prayer, peace, intimacy, personal, intimacy and ba…

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

How many of you have ever been too embarrassed to pray, too afraid or really just too ashamed? Maybe you were afraid, or perhaps just feeling a little guilty. Because we claim to know Jesus, it is during very difficult times, that to kneel down before the Lord, (especially after you’ve done …

Tuesday, July 02, 2019
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered how the lawyer who knows his or her client is guilty but is able to get the person off based on a legal technicality feels? Legally, the person is innocent, but morally they are as guilty as, dare I say, sin.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A minister friend of mine once told me that a person can have theology but no faith.  He told me this because at one time I was considering going to school to study the Bible.  My friend, recognizing that I was a rookie trying to crack the starting ,lineup for Christ, suggested maybe a diffe…

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

It is not always through guile and deceit that the devil works his evil. He can accomplish his goals if he can convince you that what is very important is of little matter and no consequence. This love thing is pretty well documented throughout the Bible and Christ certainly clarifies its im…

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

They say no one can ever lead a perfect life. Flaws, faults and mistakes are the unavoidable consequences of being human. God lets us know through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that how we handle our imperfections is about as important as acknowledging that we do indeed have them.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

They say no one can ever lead a perfect life. Flaws, faults and mistakes are the unavoidable consequences of being human. God lets us know through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ that how we handle our imperfections is about as important as acknowledging that we do indeed have them. Allow me t…

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hopefully, this a different take on a familiar subject. Scripture refers to one’s faith, “the size of a mustard seed,” as a true indicator of its power. Faith, for all we talk about it, is probably one of the more misunderstood and unappreciated concepts in Christianity. I believe this becau…

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

How many of you have ever been too embarrassed to pray, too afraid or really just too ashamed? It is during very difficult times that to kneel down before the Lord (especially after you’ve done exactly that thing which represents the absolute worst in you) seems impossible.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

I remember as a high school senior going to a religious retreat and listening to a recording supposedly between the devil and one of his soul recruiters, who was having little to no luck at populating hell. The devil gave him one more chance to succeed before suffering the vilest of consequences.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

I remember as a high school senior going to a religious retreat and listening to a recording supposedly between the devil and one of his soul recruiters, who was having little to no luck at populating hell. The devil gave him one more chance to succeed before suffering the vilest of consequences.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

God made a covenant with His people. He made us a promise. If you’ve lived as long as I have, you’ve had many people make promises to you that they have no intention of keeping or they failed miserably while trying to keep it. I know I’ve broken a promise or two in my day.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

As I get older I have become even more fascinated with the concept of time. I’ve always found time as it is talked about in the Bible to be an awesome concept if we can just grasp it and apply time and its value to our own lives.