Christian Living


Parents, We have a great God-given responsibility to rear our children according to God’s Word and to see that they are ready to “leave the nest” when the time comes. Until then, parents, we must remain vigilant in teaching our children biblical precepts that they will live out after they have left our homes. One … Read More


One of my “New Year’s Resolutions” two months ago was to try to go a full 30 days eating ZERO sugar of any kind from any drink or food or dessert and also to do a hundred sit-ups for that same thirty days. I’m still not sure if I made it a full thirty days … Read More


Genesis 26 records an interesting story that teaches a valuable lesson. Isaac has become a very prominent man. He is the recipient of all of his father’s wealth and is looking for a place to settle along with his new bride. Along with land, a person needed water for his herds and his family. Wells were considerably valuable … Read More


Ponder this question for a moment: “What is the very first bad thing recorded in the Bible?” Are you ready for the answer? It’s loneliness. Genesis 2:18 records God seeing that man was alone, and that he needed a mate, someone to share his life with. Up until this time, everything God saw was pronounced … Read More


Every Thursday morning the staff men here at Beacon gather for a devotional thought and prayer time. A while back, it was Pastor Rabon’s turn to bring the devotional thought.  He shared about Joseph, and in his thoughts, he shared how Joseph had asked his brothers and family and fellow Israelites to take his bones … Read More


We have all heard the phrase “Bury the Hatchet.” It is an old phrase that is used to describe two individuals who make peace. They have had a conflict, but they make a decision to put it away and become friends again. As I heard this phrase used recently, I wondered almost aloud how many Christians refuse to … Read More


I am just one person feeling a little insignificant in this overwhelming world, and these scary times. There is so much chaos and confusion.  What can one person do?    I don’t have influence.  Sure, I can voice my opinion, but who is listening?  I can’t change the world or even make a drop of difference, … Read More


Romans 1:20 tells us that “the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” Paul explains here that there are certain “invisible things” or qualities of God that can be … Read More


An ancient proverb reads, “Trust in God, but tie up your camel.” We might snicker, but there is much truth in that statement. Simply put, we are to do all we can do and commit the rest to the Lord. Some people think that these two concepts, faith and common sense, are mutually exclusive propositions. Some may … Read More


I have fond memories of Christmas from my growing up years. I remember getting up early on Christmas morning and putting my feet on cold wood floors, knowing that Mama and Daddy had already lit the gas heaters to cut the chill. I recall the anticipation of waiting to open the gifts that had been … Read More