Choose Jesus Sooner Rather Than Later

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” Proverbs 8:17

In Proverbs 8:17 the author encourages the reader to love and seek wisdom early.  Why?  It’s easier to learn new things before bad habits are established. Fewer mistakes will be made. Less energy is wasted trying to figure out life . . . → Read More: Choose Jesus Sooner Rather Than Later

New Post on Relate Magazine!

Relate Magazine for teens just posted my newest devotion article called “Let God Be Your Giant Slayer” !

The young David slaying the giant Goliath is a favorite, well-known Bible story. Using this story, I offer some thoughts on what God is looking for in a “giant slayer”. He wants someone after His own . . . → Read More: New Post on Relate Magazine!

Becoming An Encourager

It is so annoying when people just say things without thinking. I know I am annoyed with myself when I do it! Words just pop out that I really wasn’t expecting to say. Where do these words come from? Thoughts! I don’t know who is more surprised, me or the one my words were aimed at.  . . . → Read More: Becoming An Encourager

Remembering…

Memorial Day is the day we recognize those who died in the service of our country. We don’t know all their stories, but we do know that each one was known by God. God is the creator of each one, and is the one who mapped out their lives. Some followed His will and His . . . → Read More: Remembering…

An Unfolding Spiritual Journey

Under the Shadow of His Wings…

My inner being was empty.  I felt the loss keenly, uncertain why I felt incomplete.  Worse, nothing seemed to fill the emptiness inside.  I flowed through life without purpose, seemingly alone, and uncertain why I was alive.  Questions filled my heart, unspoken, but meditated upon.  No answers came.

One day a . . . → Read More: An Unfolding Spiritual Journey

Seven Steps to Resolving Conflict

Holiday times often bring reminders of conflicts past. Sometimes these conflicts are never resolved, resulting in damaged relationships and even broken relationships. The holidays when families come together to celebrate are often tense, strained, and usually unpleasant because of past conflicts. This year with these seven steps from Proverbs on how to resolve conflict, there is . . . → Read More: Seven Steps to Resolving Conflict

ASPECTS OF GIVING

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Luke 6:38 (KJV)

Charitable giving is such a simple concept, and brings much satisfaction. So why is . . . → Read More: ASPECTS OF GIVING

THE FRUIT OF ANGER

Reading the headlines, it is not to difficult to discover the depth of anger that is harbored against people.  It doesn’t seem to matter who they are, what they stand for, or what they do.  Those in disagreement make their views known for good or for evil.  When it’s for evil, you will see how quickly . . . → Read More: THE FRUIT OF ANGER

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF BIBLE VERSES

Enjoy these Bible verses that include the phrase, “love your neighbor as yourself”…

 

*Leviticus 19:18

“Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self:  I am the LORD.”

 

*Matthew 5:38-44

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth . . . → Read More: LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF BIBLE VERSES

CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST

 

Introduction…

 

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a local grocery store when an elderly lady walked up to me and complimented me on my haircut.  She told me how nice it looked.  I was surprised because I didn’t know this lady, didn’t even recognize her.  I had cut my hair, but I was astounded that . . . → Read More: CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST