Love never fails … The Apostle Paul encourages the church to pursue faith, hope, and love, but love is the greatest. Why would love be the greatest? Faith seems to be pretty important; after all, we cannot achieve salvation without it, and without hope, we would be flat-out miserable. Why then would Paul tell us… Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Love – Part 3
Thanksgiving is the one holiday that doesn't present itself with a lot of hype and drama. It is truly a day for family and friends to gather together and celebrate with grateful hearts. All that is required is a good appetite, maybe a crowd-pleasing recipe, and a grateful heart. Some years are more challenging than… Continue reading Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart!
We all desire a peaceful, prosperous, and joyful future. How do we get there? Do we leave it to chance? Be intentional, pursue peace. Hoping for a good life without putting forth effort is like daydreaming on a rocking chair. Lazy motions but no progress. Three Biblical principles show us how we can work towards… Continue reading Seek Peace and Pursue it!
Living Your Best Life … Before you were born, I prayed for your safety, health, salvation, peace, future mate, and parents. Now that you are here – I just can't get over how darn cute you are! You got the best of both of your parent's features, and you wear them well. Now, I wonder what… Continue reading Georgia on my mind ….
These famous lyrics penned by the Beatles have become a common phrase in our culture and tend to romanticize getting along with difficult people or people with different opinions than we do. It is easy to love people who share our same views and opinions. However, it becomes challenging when that is not the case.… Continue reading All you need is Love – Love is all you need!
It happened when I posted something to social media expressing an opinion about a current polarizing topic. It happened again when I just offered another point of view on someone else post. "Christians are not to pass judgments, only state the truths," one person commented. "Christ taught us to LOVE EVERYONE. We should be slow… Continue reading To Judge or Not to Judge – Part 2
Every topic is polarizing in our current culture. I hear my brothers and sisters in Christ judging each other, and it grieves my heart. Maybe it's more the emotions driving the judgment that concerns me. People are afraid because they feel that Christians are losing ground in our culture, point taken, but God is sovereign… Continue reading To Judge or Not to Judge – Part 1
God creating us in His image is an essential truth for every believer. When a believer knows and understands that they bear the image of God or have the capacity to bear the image of God, they are more inclined to reflect on God's standard and their shortcomings. They yield themselves to the Holy Spirit's… Continue reading Created in His Image
Sometimes a closer look in the mirror can cause a woman to wonder, "What does it really mean to be created in the image of God?" Body-consciousness has gripped America. Maintaining a youthful appearance has caused the plastic surgery industry to explode. Magazine and TV ads promote the perfect woman. Incentives are given to employees… Continue reading A Closer Look in the Mirror
"Elvis has left the building." This is a phrase that announcers often used after concerts to disperse audiences who lingered in hopes of an encore. It has since become a catchphrase and a punchline in American pop culture. In 2020 many have wondered – "has the church has left the building?" During the absence of… Continue reading Has the church left the building?