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November 6, 2019

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

The first scripture many children learn to memorize is Matthew 6:9-13.  It’s known as the Lord’s Prayer. God placed it in the Bible as a prayer model for all believers. The prayer begins with Jesus acknowledging His (and ours) relationship with God by calling out Our Father. He then declares… Read More
October 30, 2019

Be Like Jesus

God wants to have an intimate relationship with us. He knows us inside and out but how well do we know Him? Are we intimately acquainted with His nature, attributes, and personality? How would you describe Jesus? Several scriptures mention how others viewed Him. Jesus knew what it was like… Read More
October 17, 2019

An Organized Army of Darkness

There are ranks of power within the 5 main branches of our military (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard). They are armed forces. This means they have the weaponry to defend, guard, and protect our land. As children of God, we have spiritual armor and weapons… Read More
October 8, 2019

Faith: Deliberate Confidence

Our faith in God is like a plant, a perennial. Perennials come back every year. However, there are some years when perennials rise from the earth in a sickly state. They are present but not vibrant. Other years, their strength and vibrant colors take our breath away. Several factors contribute… Read More
October 1, 2019

Get Out Of Ur!

What do we know about Abraham? As one of the most important patriarchs of the Bible, it’s worth taking a moment to examine his life. Like all humans, he had many flaws. But God chose Abraham to be the father of many nations. Abraham believed in God’s promises and trusted… Read More
September 21, 2019

Saying grace in Amman

Am receiving some heat this month on a some Youtube videos floating around on the internet about my “saying grace” in Muslim households before dinner when I visited Palestine and Iraq and Jordan. What is hurtful and surprising is that some of the comments from other “Christians” have been less… Read More
August 28, 2019

Uniquely Designed By God

Recently, I spoke with a friend who attended several concerts and musical lectures about the life and amazing talents of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the classical era and was considered a child prodigy. At the age of five, Mozart was composing his own… Read More
August 6, 2019

Waiting on God

Waiting can be very challenging. Whether we are in the slowest checkout line at the grocery store or asking God to answer a prayer, delays are often disappointing, worrisome, and frustrating. When God pushes the pause button in life it can feel like we have a bad case of whiplash. Read More
June 21, 2019

Do you feel like a puppet?

I had the opportunity this June to get unplugged from the world and dive into the remote wilderness for six whole days with no TV, cell phones, websites, and or anything electronic at all. Just time with myself sleeping, thinking; it was intoxicating beyond words. I completely managed to “de… Read More
June 18, 2019

Why Do We Fear?

Fear is rooted in what we believe. Circumstances, words, and things we see or hear can provoke it. To live a victorious life for Christ, we must harness our fears. Even though the disciples lived with Jesus and saw Him perform many miracles such as, healing the sick, raising the… Read More