I know a little man who is 4 (going on 5) years of age and is a fireball!!! One day his mom asked him how much he loved me to which he answered, "in big and small ways". That got me thinking about 1 John 4:7. If God is love and we are His children,… Continue reading In Big and Small Ways
Recently my mother and I were discussing fashion trends that existed during her youth, and I wondered why she never saved any of that stuff to pass down. My family is not big on heirlooms, something valuable that is passed down from generation to generation. Then I read today's passage and realized my mother gave me… Continue reading Pass It On
Prior to leaving this earth, Jesus left us with what we know as "The Great Commission" which is to go and spread the gospel. Now, if we believe we are in this world but not from it, then why do we try so hard to disguise or sugarcoat the gospel? I was listening to a… Continue reading God’s Secret Service?
The 12 disciples who walked with Jesus witnessed miracles firsthand, yet it wasn't until the end that they believed (John 16:30). Upon Jesus' resurrection, Thomas was skeptical until after having seen with his very eyes. How many of us can honestly say we are like these men? We walk with Christ, we've seen His hand… Continue reading Do you believe?
The word"conviction" has two definitions: the first is a formal declaration that someone is guilty of a criminal offense, and the second is a firmly held belief or opinion. In this topsy-turvy world, we sometimes feel like our belief in the gospel makes us guilty of wrongdoing. This could result in feeling ostracized, but let Paul's words… Continue reading Bold Gospel
Doing the right thing is difficult, especially when it isn't popular. In his letter to the church in Galatia, Paul encourages the people to continue to do good because hard work pays off in the end. It's not easy to live right, to live for Christ, in fact the Bible refers to it as the "narrow… Continue reading It Ain’t Easy
The Bible says that God is near to the brokenhearted, but lets focus on when He's not near. Does distance make Him less of a God? Why would He not be near? When God is not near, it is because we have distanced ourselves from Him, yet this does not limit Him nor does it… Continue reading Near or Far, He is Unchanging