Thing’s I Learned About Work

  In America the first Monday of September is a national holiday, it’s called Labor Day.  It is a day that is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.  All Government offices are … Continue reading

Just Do It

  Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.  Romans 12:12 When it comes to praying I think its safe to say we are all in the same boat.  It’s tough, right?  Trying to find the time to squeeze in that morning prayer amidst all the craziness, the kids, the pets, the … Continue reading

Faith Like No Other

I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.  Acts 27:25 I went to America some years ago with the captain of a steamer, who was a very devoted Christian. When off the coast of Newfoundland he said to me, “The last time I crossed here, five weeks ago, something happened … Continue reading

He’s Still Working on Me

Hello, my name is regret. I’m pretty sure we have met. Every single day of your life I’m the whisper inside That won’t let you forget Hello, my name is defeat I know you recognize me Just when you think you can win I’ll drag you right back down again ‘Til you’ve lost all belief. … Continue reading

He Pays Too Much For His Whistle

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 When Benjamin Franklin was seven years old, … Continue reading

The pursuit of temporal things is futile

Our society tends to breed materialism. Young couples expect to own a house, two cars, and maybe a boat. We dream of the day when we can afford to take exotic vacations and own a bigger house. Game shows offer spectacular prizes, and lottery tickets are sold by the thousands. But Solomon experienced tremendous wealth … Continue reading

To Worry or not to Worry

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been a Christian for years and you’re still wondering where the peace and joy are. You pray and pray and pray for it, but it seems to elude you at every turn. You know who you are, am I right or what? Just when you see start to see … Continue reading

The Doorman

Once again I’ve come across a devotion from that just hit me like a brick. I see in this article many Christians and many churches today. Our job is to go out into the streets and towns and cities and invite people to the supper table of the Lamb. We are to tell all … Continue reading

The Power of Life and Death

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21 If you ever sit down and read a medical textbook and I do sometimes because I’m cursed with an overwhelming curiosity to understand how and why things work. But, if you ever read through the … Continue reading

Francis Xavier

As a young man he was briefly attracted to the rapidly spreading Protestant movement. Ironically, had he become a Protestant, we may never have heard of him, for Protestants at that time were preoccupied with other issues and not active in foreign missions. Young Francis remained a Catholic and became the first great Christian missionary … Continue reading