What could be a better way to end the year than knowing that your relationship with God is just what it should be? Earlier this week we talked about how in order for this to take place we must do our best to humbly work out our differences with the loved ones in our lives. … Read moreIt’s A Wrap Part 3 (20111230)
Today we are looking at how to put a good wrap on the end of the year. One of the things that often makes the past year less than what we would have had it be is the fact that relationships are often difficult to maintain. Maybe someone has sinned against you. Don’t sit there … Read moreIt’s A Wrap Part 2 (20111229)
This is it, the end of another year! And each of us has an opportunity to end the year with our best effort. Certainly there have been many things we did right. But, there are also those things we did wrong. If you have mistreated someone, or done someone wrong, it is a good time … Read moreIt’s A Wrap Part 1 (20111228)
That is how it is with so many of us; we have trouble believing in ourselves. I know that in life I have made so many mistakes and fallen so short of the goal that I occasionally don’t believe in myself. Simply put, I have struggled too many times to put much faith in myself. … Read moreGod Still Loves You Part 3 (20110202)
Deep down inside every one of us we like the idea of being loved by someone special. Someone who understands us and accepts us where we are, yet is willing to be patient with us as we grow and mature into something greater than that which we could ever be without them. Such a person … Read moreGod Still Loves You Part 2 (20110201)
There are many who believe that they are not good enough for God. They believe that they don’t measure up. They believe that God could not possibly love them because of their many sins and shortcomings. Some may think that if when they were younger and had chosen a different path in life they could … Read moreGod Still Loves You Part 1 (20110131)
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was … Read moreTaking Shelter In Jesus
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” (Psalm 42:1-2, NIV). The Psalmist has it right! He knows where truth is found. He knows where the freedom that does not … Read moreWhy Pant For God?
“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be … Read moreRich in Jesus!
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8, NIV). I have found it to be almost exhilarating! Each day to rise up in the morning and to go on an expedition in search … Read moreThinking of Beautiful Things