Almost everyone in our culture, Christian or not, knows the Lord's prayer or can at least recognize it. It is recited at secular events and funerals by all attendees. This prayer is vital for all Christians. When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, the Lord's prayer was the instruction he gave.… Continue reading Lord, teach us to pray – The Lord’s Prayer
Listen to what the Bible says – Spiritual Disciplines
Spiritual Discipline – Bible Hearing, Reading, Studying, and application of the Bible Hearing the Bible is one of the easiest disciplines to keep; it requires going to a Bible-based church every Sunday. Why consider this a discipline? In the 1960s, it used to be that no stores were open on Sunday morning. It was a… Continue reading Listen to what the Bible says – Spiritual Disciplines
Seek Wise Counsel
“Where no counsel is, the people fail: but in the multitude of counselors, there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14 (KJV). It is so important to keep company with people of the same faith. The Bible says bad companions corrupt, and we should heed the word. It’s easy to think that your good Christ-like character will rub… Continue reading Seek Wise Counsel
I have Eternal Life with Jesus!
Have you ever considered the thieves on the cross? Are you and I any different? We have more in common with them than you think. Think about it for a minute. We are all sinners, and we all fall short of the glory of God. One thief joined the crowd and mocked Jesus. We should… Continue reading I have Eternal Life with Jesus!
God has a plan for my Life
There is great expectation from the parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles when a baby is expected. There is preparation, thanksgiving, and celebration. There are concerns and tears of joy. All surrounded by the miracle of Life. Envision what Mary must have felt when she held her son, Jesus, in her arms for the first… Continue reading God has a plan for my Life
Christmas Through Her Eyes
This is the time of year the joy of the Christmas season is everywhere. The aroma of cookies and pies waft through the air, and there are lights, silver bells, and decorations to add to the festivity. The joy of giving abounds as we shop for that perfect gift. We hear Christmas carols merrily playing… Continue reading Christmas Through Her Eyes
Faith, Hope, and Love – Part 3
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
Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart!
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!
Seek Peace and Pursue it!
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!