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The Great Mobilizer

The Great Mobilizer

“Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.” ~ The Apostle Paul| 2 Timothy 2:4 (NLT) Now what? How excited we are when we truly accept the gift Jesus offers! I’m sure many of you remember the...

The First Domino

The First Domino

“But Nineveh has more than 120,000 people living in spiritual darkness, not to mention all the animals. Shouldn’t I feel sorry for such a great city?”~ The Apostle Paul| 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT) Tipping at the wrong spot? I don’t believe I have ever played dominos as...

Overruled!

Overruled!

“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and Love—and the greatest of these is Love.”~ The Apostle Paul| 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT) Are worldly laws holding you back? There are many laws of the land that we grow accustomed to…perhaps most familiarly the laws of...

A Continual Feast?

A Continual Feast?

“For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.” ~ Proverbs 15:15 (NLT) Coaxing a Happy Heart I love all types of animals. When I was a kid I remember going to downtown Cleveland with my sister. She was 12 years older...

The Buck Stops with You

The Buck Stops with You

“There is no faithfulness, no kindness, no knowledge of God in your land. You make vows and break them; you kill and steal and commit adultery. There is violence everywhere—one murder after another. That is why your land is in mourning, and everyone is wasting away....

Clear-Eyed

Clear-Eyed

“So I became greater than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. And with it all, I remained clear-eyed so I could evaluate all of these things.”~ King Solomon| Ecclesiastes 2:9 (NLT) What’s really going on? COVID sure has thrown the world for a loop....

Tremble

Tremble

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling”~ The Apostle Paul| Philippians 2:12 (NIV) What makes you tremble? Early this spring, I noticed...

Tip of the Spear

Tip of the Spear

“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?”~ James 2:14 (NLT) If faith without works is dead, I wonder what good works without faith is. I have a long-time friend who is...

Watch Your Fear Fall Away!

Watch Your Fear Fall Away!

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” ~ Apostle Paul|2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) It seems that there is a group of thrill seekers who search for the scariest experience they can imagine, prepare themselves and then...

Pray It Back

Pray It Back

“And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” ~ 1 John 5:14-15 (NLT) (NLT) I remember hearing about a pastor who gave...

Despise This Instead

Despise This Instead

“Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who despise their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.”Jesus Christ| John 12:25 (NLT) Jesus said many things that upset the Pharisees, but I’ve had little trouble accepting most things he said,...

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