The Good News of Easter

“He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.”  Romans 4:25 (NLT) Easter Sunday is conceivably one of the most well-attended church services of the year; it ranks right up there with Christmas!  While Christmas is the season for celebrating the birth […]

Prayer: A Powerful First Choice

“Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 (GNT) I was wrestling with indecision about the vision and scope of my writing; so much so that I couldn’t shake the thoughts from my mind.  I described my frustration in an email reply […]

Finding God’s Truth

“Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected.”  Sophocles I heard my son’s urgent voice bellowing down from his room, “Mommm!  I can’t find my blue t-shirt anywhere!  Where did you put it?” “I remember folding it and placing it on the bed with your other clean clothes,” I called […]

Security for Your Heart

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  Psalm 91:1-2  (NIV) The media is filled with headlines proclaiming a call for action against escalating incidents of gun […]

Accepting Responsibility

“So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.  Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another.”  Romans 14:12-13 (NIV) A group of teenage boys decided to have a little fun by toilet papering a classmate’s yard and used post-it notes to leave behind a message.  My first thought was […]

Love Your Neighbor

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV) In the Old Testament, […]

Spiritual Warfare – A.D. 2013

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13  (NIV) Be on your guard!  I thought about the relevancy of those words as it relates to our military men and women.  Tours of duty often put loved ones in dangerous conditions for weeks or months at a time; […]

WANTED: First Class Conduct

“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”  Ephesians 4:29  (NLT) I recently attended a high school basketball game.  It was during playoffs with the winner advancing to the regional finals.  I saw some great basketball […]

FREE Stuff….To A Good Home

  Guest Writer:  K. Schwartz I find myself trusting Jesus for a brand new kind of ‘save’ today! God has rescued me many times in my 26 year walk, but I think I’m in new territory today.  My husband and I are officially in the empty-nest phase of life. Problem is, our nest is as […]

Fruit of the Spirit…PATIENCE

“But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.”  Romans 8:25 (NLT) From the life of Ryan, age 9 Whenever Mom and Dad talk about patience, it just means I have to wait for something I want right now!  Like when I’m standing in line at the […]