Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Believe it or not, it's okay to have some downtime.

Happy Thanksgiving

There is always something to be thankful for, even though it may not seem that way
when everything is crashing down and our life is coming apart at the seams.

Is it possible to KNOW God?

Wouldn’t it be great to really KNOW God?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A High View of God

Recent years have seen an increase in teaching that emphasizes God’s love,
forgiveness, and intimate presence with His people.

Fooling Ourselves

"But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says.
Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves." --James 1:22 (NLT)

ADOPTION: An Expression of Love

Because you are God’s children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into us
to call out, “Abba! Father!” --Galatians 4:6 (GW)

Taking a Leap of Faith

There is an old adage that many of us have either forgotten or never heard…

An Open Book

There is an old saying that says, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”
We become ‘open books’ as we share our thoughts and our interests with others.

Mixed Messages

There seems to be a lot of confusion among those who profess to be Christian.

Zero Tolerance

The idea of a ‘Zero Tolerance Policy’ has caught on like wildfire in the 21st Century.

Year's End Whirlwind

Is it just me, or do the last two months of the year go by in a *blink of the eye* for you as well?


“And I see changes happening every day.”
–From the LOGGINS & MESSINA LP, "Mother Lode" (1974)

In the Beginning

In the beginning was God,
and everything that He created was good.
At least, that’s how the story goes.

A Clean Slate

The New Year is a time many people like to look at as a clean slate. 
The past is behind them and the New Year brings an opportunity to start afresh.

From Bad to Worse

In the 24th chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus paints a glum picture of the future when he is pressed by his disciples to tell them about the “last days.”

Truth Is Not Subjective

There is only one God and it’s not you!

Knowledge Without Humility

“Knowledge shall increase, but wisdom shall wane.”

Prepared for the Worst

When a disaster strikes, many people have no idea what they should do.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sharing Christ With Others

In a discussion about sharing Christ with others, one person had this to say…

Idle Gossip

Some people think gossip is a good thing.

Every Careless Word

On the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak.

A Double Whammy

One Verse — Two topics

The Lord Our God

According to an article in the April 22nd, 2007 edition of (the now defunct newspaper), The Arizona Star, referring to Christ as Lord is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Between Darkness and Light

Why do so many of us who claim the name of Christ, find ourselves 
'walking a razor's edge' between the darkness of this world and light of Christ?

Mainstream Christianity

The word “mainstream” is a barbarism of the words main and stream.
They really do not belong together when using proper English.

Going Above and Beyond

Going Beyond What is Required or Expected

Learning to Pray Like Moses

Prayer is a scary, awkward proposition for many people. 
It's the kind of activity that they would just as soon leave to the religious professionals.

Praying When Tempted

Temptation is tough. It is a test. It is an enticement to do wrong. It may involve great pleasure, a chance to escape risk, or illegitimate gain. Whatever the offering, it is usually attractive.

Five Finger Prayer

Here is a wonderful aid to getting into a good habit of daily prayer.

Overcoming Obstacles to Prayer

Do you find prayer intimidating? Have you ever said, “I don't know how to pray”?

When You Pray

What to do when you pray, according to what Jesus taught.

Praying for Help

Breaking down The Lord's Prayer in a meaningful way.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Persistence in Prayer

Do you ever feel impatient with God? 
Does He seem late in answering your requests or meeting your needs?

Daily Prayer

Daily prayer is a blessing, not a chore.

A Talk With God

By Neil Miller (as adapted for those in recovery)

Nehemiah’s Model Prayer

Nehemiah’s model prayer offers several important lessons for believers today
about how to practice the discipline of prayer.

Connecting with God

Prayer is powerful! 

God Answers Fervent Prayer

Prayer is not a gimmick by which we charm or coerce God into giving us what we want. Prayer is a sober-minded acknowledgment of our true situation before the Lord and an admission of our need for His divine help.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Aspects of Prayer

Eight aspects of prayer to help you enhance your prayer time.

Not Just, But Also


Opinionated and Narrow Minded

"For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine; and you say, `He has a demon.' The Son of man has come eating and drinking; and you say, `Behold, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!' Yet wisdom is justified by all her children."
Luke 7:33-35 (RSV)

False Positives

Life is replete with 'false positives'.

Your Witness Bugs Me

Even the bugs of the earth offer us a lesson from God -- when we take time to consider them!

The Passing of a Loved One

Now that mom is gone, what’s next, Lord?

The Word GOD

Yes, I entitled this article correctly. I did not leave out a word. I am definitely referring to the actual word 'god', not the word of God.

Sick to my Soul

I am sick to my soul with carnality.

Clean Thoughts

I'm not sure why, but it seems that God's Spirit likes to communicate with me while I'm taking a shower.

A Letter to a Friend

Dear Brother in Christ,

Christian Spam

I wonder how much better our blog entries and social media comments would be if we were to pray prior to posting what is on our hearts and minds?

Bound and Gagged

For a long time, the basis of “Calvinism” has repeatedly given me pause to consider, “What say, if any, do I have in my salvation?”