Please read and study along with me as I look at these three small but essential epistles written by the Apostle John, also known as the elder, or the one that Jesus loved. Today we can just refresh ourselves on the background of these three epistles in preparation for a deeper dive. Please read: I,… Continue reading I, II, and III John – a short but exciting read
In Genesis chapters one and two, it is undeniable that man and woman were created in God's image, as stated in Gen. 1:27, "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Neither man nor woman lost their "image-bearing" capabilities in the… Continue reading Male and Female He Created Them
In taking a look at the Biblical theology of women, it is easy to see that Jesus valued women and their role in the kingdom of God. During Jesus' ministry, he broke all kinds of cultural norms in society. Women in the Ancient Near East did not get a lot of respect and weren't allowed… Continue reading New Testament Women
2 Corinthians 1:7 “And our hope for you [our joyful and confident expectation of good for you] is ever unwavering (assured and unshaken) …” (AMPC) We use the word hope in three different ways: Hope is wanting something good in the future. Hope is a future good thing that we want. Hope is the reason… Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Love – Part 2
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 ….
CULTURE is the way of life of a particular community or people—their traditions, customs, beliefs, languages, art, and mode of dressing. UNITY is the quality of being united into one. DIVERSITY means differences. UNITY IN CULTURAL DIVERSITY is the way people can be united despite our cultural differences. On the last night of Jesus' life, He prayed for unity. Jesus knew that… Continue reading Unity in Community
I'm hoping my glorified body will not age, wrinkly, sag, bloat, or deteriorate. I can eat whatever I want and still maintain a healthy weight. It would be great if a glorified body could be like the bionic woman Lindsey Wagner played in that 70's tv show; she had a supersonic hearing, extreme strength in… Continue reading A glorified body doesn’t require exercise!
I am pleased to present Michelle Viscuse as a guest blogger. Michelle will be speaking at our upcoming Arise conference on September 25, 2021, at LifeSprings church on Garrett Road in Durham NC. Please join us as Michelle shares her life-changing message. You can find out more about Michelle by visiting her website at… Continue reading Meet guest blogger Michelle Viscuse!
An old African expression says it takes a village to raise a child, and when I think about who has had the most influence in my life, I realize it took a village. I had a wonderful mother that laid a great foundation. She taught me so many basics of life: how to be a… Continue reading It Takes a Village, or the Church!