DEC
10

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



DEC
03

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



NOV
26

The wave of persecution came crashing into the shores of the church at Jerusalem.  The last few hours and days had seen a landslide of affliction and affirmation sweep into the Lord’s church at Jerusalem; though the church was no stranger to persecution, this kind provoked God’s people to assemble and to pray.  With the … Read More



NOV
24

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! This week as we reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of God, enjoy this time of family, food and fellowship. This week also begins the kick off of the Christmas shopping season. Even as you read this, you probably have some ideas on gifts you’ll be purchasing this … Read More



NOV
19

John 10:10 states: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have LIFE, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Athletes LIVE to win championships. Authors LIVE to create that one life’s work. Artists LIVE to create that one amazing masterpiece. But … Read More



NOV
09

I recently read this and found it to be both helpful and convicting: “Marriage is hard. Divorce is hard. Choose your hard. Obesity is hard. Being fit is hard. Choose your hard. Being in debt is hard. Being financially disciplined is hard. Choose your hard. Communication is hard. Not communicating is hard. Choose your hard. … Read More



NOV
03

You could say that I am a “quote addict” because I literally have tens of thousands of quotes, quotations, phrases, song lyrics, and Bible verses that I have written down over the past thirty years. I hear them from sermons, messages, devotional thoughts, Christian music, Christian radio, or just from my own mind. That’s just … Read More



OCT
22

Watching the daily news can be depressing.   So much bad news is being reported.  What about the good?  Hasn’t something happened today that’s good?  I personally can’t watch but so much news.  Headlines of COVID-19, riots, murders, and kidnappings all lie heavily on my heart. Why are things so bad in the world?  What are … Read More



OCT
15

It is interesting how the same event can elicit different responses. Simply put, people respond differently to difficulties. It has been said that the same sun that melts the snow hardens the clay. This was true for Mike Klauser and Ed Hommer. In 1981, the two men, along with two other acquaintances, were flying over … Read More



SEP
28

A.W. Tozer said, “What comes into our mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” I believe that it is safe to say we WORSHIP what we LIVE for. When God created us, He built in us an innate desire to worship. The real question is who or what are we worshiping? … Read More