Christian Living


While reading a Christian news article regarding parenting, I read the following statement, “Many parents have an outsourcing mentality when it comes to their children’s spirituality, often because they lack spiritual vitality themselves.” From Proverbs 22:6, we understand that the primary role of parents regarding their child is to “Train up a child in the … Read More


By Kevin Hazlett Have you ever seen the pictures online of some serene lakeside cabin in the middle of God’s creation, with words attached saying something like, “You can stay here free for 30 days, but you can’t ______?” I wonder if some people had to put “use social media” in that blank if they … Read More


What were you thinking before you opened this blog? Good thoughts? Happy thoughts? Sad thoughts? Worry? Fear? What was on your mind? We hear a lot these days about meditation. My hairdresser told me last time I went that she was going to give yoga meditation classes. She’ll probably have a good number of ladies … Read More


When my wife and I began the adoption process, the further we went down the path, the more and more it appeared to our human eyes and minds to be like that same pathway the Israelites took to get to their “dead end” at the shores of the Red Sea, and you wind up asking … Read More


It was not an accident that the children of Israel found themselves “trapped” in the geographical cul-de-sac where the Red Sea was located at back in Bible times. There literally was only one way to go, and that was straight across the water, but alas…they had no boats prepared for that many people. Reminds me … Read More


God wants us to be happy, right? Well, not always. Sounds a little strange, doesn’t it? Read on. My mind takes me back to 1976. I had graduated high school but had no clue what path I should take. College? I felt so unmotivated. I was floundering, mentally and spiritually. I did the only thing … Read More


Do you ever talk to yourself?  I plead guilty.  I really don’t like to admit it because when I was young I remember my mom talking to herself and I said that I would never do that.  And, here I am, all grown up and I find myself talking to myself.  Sometimes I say good … Read More


Have you ever seen God reveal Himself in such a way that your faith soared to new heights? If you are a believer in Christ, you have. At a minimum, this happened at salvation. Before salvation, you had no faith. When you trusted Christ, your faith was born. It soared to a new height. But … Read More


By Kevin Hazlett “And ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” –Acts 1:8b In this passage, we are commanded to take the Gospel to all people, and based on the wording of this verse, we are to do … Read More


I was putting my salt and pepper shakers away on Sunday when some words I heard many years ago popped into my head. They were not life-changing or even that important. So why would I remember them so clearly? The time was 1967 and I was at a small Bible college. My work assignment was … Read More