The Faith of Abraham

   “And he believed the LORD; and He counted it to him for righteousness.” Genesis 15:6 The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed to be coming. Exhausted, he … Continue reading

New Years Resolutions

I read this devotion this morning and felt it was relevant for this second day of 2015.  We all tend to make New Years resolutions, but how many of us have the determination and commitment to actually see them through? Just something to think about as we move into the new year… May the Lord direct your … Continue reading

An Unruly Evil

James 3 1 My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. 2 For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Indeed, we put bits in horses’ mouths … Continue reading

What Would Jesus Do?

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. – 1 Corinthians 1:27  I was leaving the grocery store and had just started my car, when I was approached by a man pushing a stroller. I assumed he was going to ask … Continue reading

Living Sacrifices

  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 NKJV   It’s a biological fact that living beings, whether humans, animals or insects, have to reproduce in order to continue to thrive as a … Continue reading

Stingy Jack

  This week being the week of Halloween, I thought an interesting tale about the history of Halloween would be in order. Have you ever wondered where the tradition of  carving pumpkins or jack-o-lanterns came from?  Well check out this old Irish folk tale about a man named Stingy Jack who played a trick on … Continue reading

A Christian Take on Halloween

It’s mid-October and we all know what that means; only two more weeks until Halloween. Stores are in full holiday mode, geared up for high volume sales of candy, cookies, costumes and all of the other various sundries that coincide with the spookiest night of the year.  Retailers also rejoice as they warm up the … Continue reading

Take Up Your Cross

    Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. Luke 9:23 Many people interpret “cross” as some burden they must carry in their lives: a strained relationship, a thankless job, a physical illness. With self-pitying pride, … Continue reading

Virtues of the Christian Life

  His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness… For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to … Continue reading

A Marriage Reflection

  Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ “And he added, “These are the true words of God.” – Revelation 19:9 As I’m writing this article I’m thinking of the wedding ceremony that I will be officiating at this afternoon. An old … Continue reading