We just completed Hebrews in our home church bible-reading plan. What a blessing this book has been to me, especially now that we are celebrating our Lord's resurrection. Indeed, He is worthy of our praise! This book, as with any in the bible, serves to encourage us in what the writer calls, "the race that … Continue reading The Race That Is Set Before Us.
I live a couple hours away from the district court where Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, stands trial. People are demanding justice. Some hope that Chauvin is found guilty of all counts and goes to prison for a long, long time. Others say that Floyd died of a … Continue reading Justice.
In my last post, I wrote about a routine of starting the day our right with bible reading and prayer, particularly regarding spiritual warfare. Today, I'm going to share a little bit on what the bible refers to as "impudent" prayer. This was from listening to John MacArthur's recent sermon series "Don't Be Afraid To … Continue reading Impudent Prayer
A friend of mine writes a blog called "Faith in the Struggle" that focuses on recovery. In today's post, he wrote of motivating ourselves by asking simple questions. For example, "Is this what I want my life to look like?" I like that type of reflection. It serves as a basis for charting a new … Continue reading Start The Day Off Right
I learned another lesson. Actually, I relearned it. Monday, I started the day off with a strong prayer session, and the day was fantastic! Yesterday, I didn't, and it was a struggle. I wonder if there is a correlation there. Hmmm. Why is it so hard to get it through my head that my life … Continue reading Day by Day
Last night, I had a long conversation about life with someone I care a great deal about. We covered difficult topics and hopefully I made a lasting impression that people who disagree do not have to sacrifice their love for each other. In fact, their love actually can increase while they engage in conversation on … Continue reading Let Your Reasonableness Be Known
I wrote the other day about faith being like a two-sided coin. Today's topic is similar. It's on John 15:9, "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love." Maybe it's because I had a father who was not a nice man, or maybe it's simply because I'm a … Continue reading Jesus Loves Me
My last post, "He's Coming!" called us to be ready for Jesus' return. We don't know when, so we're to live as if he could come at any minute. What does that look like? That got me to thinking about how much this Christian life is like a two-sided coin. For example, we're called to … Continue reading Like a Two-Sided Coin
Two devotional items came together for me this morning. Whenever that happens, it's time to pay attention. The first was Charles Spurgeon's Morning and Evening through Truthforlife.org. It's about being grateful for trials. Here's the opening paragraph to give you a taste: If none of God’s saints were poor and tried, we should not know … Continue reading Grateful for Trials
Statistics don't lie. Although I have been told that 54.6% of all statistics are made up on the spot, I can't deny that most of my viewers are, ahem, the "older" crowd. Women outnumber men 70/30 overall, but the older the reader, the more likely she is to be female. Young people are few with … Continue reading Growing Old