In American culture, we have an entitlement problem. It creates envy when others seem to be fairing better than we are. They call it "privileged." We feel that we are owed the American dream; when we don't get it we are disillusioned, angry at the world, and even God. "What separates privilege from entitlement is… Continue reading Gratitude Changes Everything
As a Christian, you should anticipate many changes and transitions as God uses you and your life for glory. Change is good; it is not always fun, but it is good. It is suitable for us and for God's kingdom. Change is a necessary part of life. Change shows we are growing closer to who God… Continue reading Navigating Change in the Christian Life
Do you ever wonder why prayers don’t get answered? They get responded to, but not in the way or the time frame we want. James gives us the answer to this burning question. Perhaps we ask with the wrong motive. “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend… Continue reading Why do our prayers go unanswered?
The Baptist Faith and Message defines the doctrine of grace as “election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners.” It clarifies how God brings salvation to sinners. Believers can fall into sin and grieve the holy spirit, but the power of God will keep them through… Continue reading Grace is Greater than all my Sin!
Marital Intimacy Song of Solomon 1:1-4 According to God, what our culture calls “casual sex” does not exist. Casual sex or sex without strings is a lie. A one-night stand is a relationship with invisible strings to someone you don’t know or want to stay involved with. It costs us in unwanted pregnancies, STDs, emotional… Continue reading A sneak preview of my new Bible Study, Love of Another Kind, available on Amazon.
We generally identify with our name and occupation when we meet new people. Our jobs or what we do for a living becomes our identity. In many ways, professions give defining details about a person. It has much to say about their background, interests, and values. For example, if someone says that they are a… Continue reading Who are you?
We were created for love and relationship, and we need it. Unfortunately, we tend to doubt God’s love because we compare it to human relational love. Whether it is our parents, children, spouses, aunts, uncles, cousins, or best friends, their love is incomparable to God’s love. It is unmatched because as much as our parents… Continue reading God loves us!
It's that time of year again. The time when we plan and set spiritual, physical, relational, and financial goals for our lives. If I have to be honest, my New Year's resolutions don't always last. I am powerless to effect change in my life, I can want it with all my heart, but I often… Continue reading Happy New Year!
If reading the Bible is compared to looking up at the sky, then studying the Bible is like looking through a telescope into outer space. It is in the study of the Word that when learning truths about our father in heaven. Let’s look at three examples in the Bible of a heart to study… Continue reading Bible Study – Spiritual Disciplines
When a hurricane is about to hit your hometown, there are a few things you gather to prepare for the storm. A pure source of water, cash, gas for your automobiles, candles and matches, canned food, and a source of power. Whether it be batteries, harnessing the wind, or a generator, the best way to… Continue reading Be Empowered by God, the True Source of Power