Division, division, division... it is so sad to see just how easily we are divided. With tens of thousands of different denominations in the United States alone, it doesn’t seem to take much for us to be divided as a people. We choose to separate over theology, philosophy, ethnicity, economics, and many other things. The... Continue Reading →

What is Success?

God told Joshua that He would be with Joshua just as He was with Moses, but there was a caveat, obedience. His success (the success that God had ordained for Israel) was dependent on Joshua being obedient. “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that... Continue Reading →

Did God Really Say?

This has been a trick of the Devil since the beginning of humanity is found in Genesis 3. “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?” Gen... Continue Reading →

The Heart of Christmas is Love

We live in a time when love is seen in so many different ways, and the meaning of the word has been watered down, especially in the English language, where our one word for love has broad meaning. Yet love is something that everyone desires. Everyone wants to be loved by someone. I have even... Continue Reading →

Joy in All Circumstances

As we near Christmas, we enter a season that is joyful for so many, but not necessarily for the right reasons.  Our joy (as a people) seems to be found in the giving or receiving presents.   VeggieTales had a movie, The Toy That Saved Christmas, where the toy, a Buzzsaw Louie doll, was the... Continue Reading →

Hope is at the Heart of Christmas

If we look around us today, from a human standard, it seems harder to have hope. Our political structures are a mess. Inflation is out of control. People are wondering how they are going to make it through the winter. From a faith standpoint, we hear about less and less people going to church. Nationwide,... Continue Reading →

Are Our Hearts Ready for Advent?

The scene in John 19 puts things into perspective, as far as the state of the hearts of the people who were there, and should be a cautionary tale for us as well. Concerned about their own power and position, the religious leaders wanted Jesus to be crucified. They brought Him before Pilate. Although Pilate... Continue Reading →

The Light of the World

Last year I got the opportunity to go to this amazing place in South Carolina to see the sunrise with Caitie. It was a chapel in the mountains that offered a view of this amazing sunrise over the mountains. But in order to see the sunrise, we had to go in the middle of the... Continue Reading →

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