Monday Morning Hope

Honestly when I take my eyes off Jesus, I get off base. When I look at this world, it’s the same. When I look to Jesus, it is there, and only there that my thinking becomes clear. There is only ONE hope for man. There is only One Name by which man may be saved.Continue reading “Monday Morning Hope”

Why I’m doing what I’m doing-my prayer right now

As I work to tediously compile things I’ve written before for a devotional book, I’ve asked myself why I’m doing what I’m doing. I do believe God has called me to do so, but the fact is, I simply believe God is what we need. Every day.We can’t let up.We can’t quit seeking Him.We can’tContinue reading “Why I’m doing what I’m doing-my prayer right now”

Are you raising kids who will be able to stand in hard days?

This remains one of the most shared things I’ve ever written. In these hard days, I felt it important to share again. It’s hard truth, but there is HOPE! —- They are some of the most miserable people I know–young adults who haven’t really picked a side. They try to live in two worlds—the oneContinue reading “Are you raising kids who will be able to stand in hard days?”

The Most High Rules

It may not seem like it. You may not feel like it, as we watch political figures and celebrities on stages shaking their fists at the ways of God demanding they know best to rule. But the truth is, THE MOST HIGH rules!! Long ago, King Nebuchadnezzar told Daniel the words he had heard inContinue reading “The Most High Rules”

Things Remembered & Things Forgotten

I’ve grown to love the smell of the woods and the peace of a babbling brook. I’ve also learned to love the laughter, thrills and squeals of riding UTVs through mud holes, and up mountains, and discovering the beauty of Tennessee’s backwoods. Recently, on one such adventure we came across a cemetery in the middleContinue reading “Things Remembered & Things Forgotten”

Shelter ❤️

FrustratedDesperateConfusedPanickedAngryFearfulDoubtingWearyDiscouragedBroken-heartedTroubledImpatientFalsely-AccusedWorriedPersecutedBetrayedLonelySad Just a few of the emotions the writers of the Psalms had as they cried out to God. Why do we hold back? Why do we feel we must only come to God with “pretty prayers”? This is not Biblical. Running to God with our struggles and unkempt emotions is what God shows usContinue reading “Shelter ❤️”

This will HELP you

Those who were made new by the blood of Christ, will never live content in their old ways. Though we may try to hold on to certain sins, downplaying their dangers, our hearts will never find peace there. As we daily surrender our will to the way of the Lord, we are refreshed to walkContinue reading “This will HELP you”

Relevant words from an Ancient Prophet

I believe as a country, a church and as people, we are being deceived by false prophets speaking empty oracles. Jeremiah talks of false prophets and empty oracles. He says the false prophets “walk in lies and strengthen the hands of evildoers so that no one turns back from his wickedness” (23:14). Doesn’t that soundContinue reading “Relevant words from an Ancient Prophet”

Why are so many young adults walking away?

Many young adults are walking away from the church–deciding the world has so much more to offer. Why? Why are so many young adults deciding Jesus really isn’t for them? Perhaps they are willing to “sell Him so cheaply” because they also bought into Him so cheaply. Have we failed a generation by entertaining themContinue reading “Why are so many young adults walking away?”

The world is hard. The Bible is God-breathed to help us.

Even when Jesus walked the earth, there were those who pretended to be righteous. They wanted to deliver Him to the power and authority of the governor. They wanted to catch Him in something so the government could contain, control, and ultimately condemn Him. But He perceived their craftiness (Luke 20:23). And so should we!Continue reading “The world is hard. The Bible is God-breathed to help us.”

SILENCING THE LIES OF THE EVIL ONE

Since we were children, the enemy has been whispering to us about what’s wrong with us, where we are lacking; and he continually tells us we are woefully unworthy. He surrounds us all with distorted, neon images of worldly perfection. Everywhere we look, from magazines covers to social media posts, the evil one tries toContinue reading “SILENCING THE LIES OF THE EVIL ONE”

Have you noticed this?

It’s so easy, especially this month, as our world so lavishly, every-where-you-turn, celebrates sin to think, “I’m in the world but not of it” (John 17:15). But it’s so easy, for the evil ways of this world to get into us and for our sins to become acceptable and unnoticed. By us! Let’s not forget,Continue reading “Have you noticed this?”

Jesus. Not the latest worldly solution.

Go ahead and look in the mirror.You cannot trust that person. You probably already know that.Maybe you’ve been trying to deny it. Jesus told the parable in Luke 18 to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and treated others with contempt…(Luke 18:9) Those two things—trusting in yourself and treating others with contemptContinue reading “Jesus. Not the latest worldly solution.”

God’s Ways >Culture and the Lightyear Movie

I’m thankful God created us with feelings and opinions, but He never intended for us to be ruled by them, or to walk in the dictates of our own hearts, while forsaking His instruction (Jer 9:13-14). There is an epidemic of this in our culture. We are constantly bombarded by those who trust their feelingsContinue reading “God’s Ways >Culture and the Lightyear Movie”

Walking Forward with God even after Wrestling

Even after seeing amazing grace and incredible faithfulness by God, I’ve turned right around, and allowed myself to be filled with fear, imagining God might not carry me through the next thing. Have you? Such is the case, as Jacob is warned by God to leave the land of his father-in-law, taking his wives andContinue reading “Walking Forward with God even after Wrestling”

It’s okay, if this world calls you foolish.

As Christians, we so want what we know to be good and right and true to be embraced by our culture. We often find ourselves exuberantly cheering the slightest hint of Christianity in our political figures when they use a Bible verse in their speech or our athletes when they thank God after the victory.Continue reading “It’s okay, if this world calls you foolish.”

How about this on your CHRISTIAN t-shirt?

Hard words. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bumper sticker or Christian T-shirt that read, “Jesus came to send fire on the earth” or “Jesus came to bring division”. No. We like unity. We like peace. Those T-shirts sell. Those messages grow crowds. So what do we do when we bump into Luke 12:49-53?Continue reading “How about this on your CHRISTIAN t-shirt?”

The Root Cause of Most of Our Sin Choices

First, I’d like to know what wrinkle cream the aging Sarah used! She must have had timeless beauty like Audrey Hepburn because as I continue reading in Genesis, yet another king (see Genesis 20), has taken notice of her…and here goes Abraham lying again that she is his sister! Abraham is rebuked by the worldlyContinue reading “The Root Cause of Most of Our Sin Choices”

Beware!

I love how the Bible sugarcoats everything and only tells the simple, pretty stories. Except it doesn’t. The Bible is real. God shows us the proclivity of humans to see Him do amazing things and then turn right around and blow it. After Lot and his two daughters had just been supernaturally rescued from SodomContinue reading “Beware!”