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Show Me the Money?

"For we do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves." (1 Corinthians 10:12) Everyone knows there are...

The Grace of Gratitude

Become stronger in your faith, as you were taught. And be filled with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:7 (GNV) Over the years I've been in some...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

There's something unique about mothers. They all seem to have eyes in the back of their head, along with a sixth sense of some sort. They...

THE PROMISES OF GOD

I think all of us make lot's of assumptions, not only about God, but about His promises too. According to biblegateway.com there are...

You Have The Power

We all know the story of Adam and Eve and the mistakes they made in the Garden of Eden. When we read the narrative in Genesis 3, we...

Swimming Toward Easter

Ever dive into a body of water and stay under longer than you first intended? Suddenly you realize you need air...now! So you swim for...

MIDDLE AGE

I meet a lot of middle-agers who feel disoriented and disconnected with life. The pressures of getting older, coupled with fatigue and...

TRUE FRIENDS

It was the night before His crucifixion, somewhere in the upper room of a house in Jerusalem. Jesus was spending his last night with His...

What Is Character?

Character is something that increases as we draw closer to God in our lives. Take God out of the equation and anyone's moral compass is...

The Death of a Dream

I once heard a pastor give a talk entitled, "The Death of a Dream." He suggested that sometimes God has to shatter our dreams so that He...

Someday, But Not Now

So my 3 1/2 year old grandson says to me a few days ago, "G-pa, I want to drive your car. Can I?" I replied, "Little buddy, you need a...

CRITICISM

Can't remember if I posted this before, but these are notes I ran across today from a team meeting I had some time ago about criticism....

The Blessed Life

“I’m so blessed.” We hear those words a lot, don’t we. Usually they follow some sort of good news we were hoping and praying...

The Most Important Thing

In Galatians 5, Paul lists nine fruit of the Spirit. The one in the middle, (the fifth one) in my view, is often the most ignored and...