The word “relationship” is one of the most important words in the English language, as it applies to Christianity. Most of us intuitively know this as we have witnessed God working first hand in our lives. We know it, too, when we read of others in the Bible who gave testimony of the impact spiritual … Read More


No parent desires for their child to become an entitled, self-centered individual now or when they grow up. We don’t like to be around people who are this way, so we definitely don’t want to raise another one to join that club! How then do we avoid that? The question is, who are the most … Read More


In Proverbs 3:5,6 we read, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways, acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”  Just a few verses later, we read, “Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase.  So … Read More


Lesson #1 – Miracles ARE REAL! “Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?”– Jeremiah 32:27 Biological birth is a miracle, Adoption is a miracle. Creation of life in general is a miracle and whether a family is started naturally or by adoption, that IS a … Read More


In September of 2014, my mother passed from this life to the next. Plagued with cancer for a number of years, I never once heard her complain, and the majority of the time, she ruled cancer with an iron fist, determined not to give in to the deadly disease. You would never know that she … Read More


Oftentimes kids like the toy of their friend much better than the one they have so they trade toys. Sometimes kids trade lunches in the lunchroom at school.  It just seems that their friend has a better toy or lunch than they do.  Sometimes adults feel the same way.  The trade of an outfit, a … Read More


Matthew 1:21-23 – “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall … Read More


The longer I serve the Lord, the more I realize how utterly sinful I really am. The more sinful things I give up, the more I realize how much remains yet to be given up. The more I do things I should do because to not do them would be sin, the more I realize … Read More


Grandmama Reel, as we called her, was a very energetic, hard-working woman. She would get up at 4:00 in the morning and boil a hen for lunch, then put on her wide brim hat and make her way to the chicken coop out back to gather the warm eggs. After that, she would don her … Read More


All of us as Christians understand and express the fact that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus. We know all about the inn with no vacancy, the manger, and the swaddling clothes. Without much thought or effort we could even sing a verse of “Away in a Manger.” We say Merry Christmas … Read More