For my sake

Genesis 3:17 “…cursed is the ground for your sake…”

God spoke to me Sunday morning.  It was in His usual way of laying out thoughts from nowhere.  He said the struggle is normal and necessary, and why did I think any differently.

I was leaving the retirement community where I visit a couple of times . . . → Read More: For my sake

Consider My servant

Seems like I’m always in the middle of some mess.  I’ve heard you’re either going into a storm, going through a storm, or going out of one.  And there’s not much room between going out of one and going into the next.  It may be normal for life, but it is taxing on the soul.

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Jesus – the early years

“A prophet is not without honor except in his own country.”

Why did God not give us more details about Jesus’s early years?  After the tale of His birth and a short note about an incident when He was twelve, why does He just spring on the scene?

We would be like the people of . . . → Read More: Jesus – the early years

January 2, 2013

Sparkling hats, crazy eye glasses, and hundreds, if not thousands, of people crammed into Times Square in the bitter cold.  Why do people make such a big deal of the new year?  I know some will take any opportunity as an excuse to celebrate, but the revelry of a new year appears to be universal.  . . . → Read More: January 2, 2013

December 15, 2012

Front pages all across our nation are carrying the same story this morning.  Once again we are mourning the loss of innocence as some warped individual decided to act out a crazed fantasy or lost control of his faculties and lashed out at his view of reality.  Television networks will bring in their experts for . . . → Read More: December 15, 2012

November 7, 2012

Election was yesterday.  Barack Obama was re-elected.  God have mercy on us.

Perhaps that is the point; we’ve put our faith in man and not in Him.  We may indeed have passed beyond the point of avoiding judgement.  As a nation, we’ve thumbed our noses at God and refused to repent.  As His people, we’ve . . . → Read More: November 7, 2012

Salvation: The Fulfillment

We’ve looked at our need for salvation and God’s plan for our salvation. Finally, we’ll look at God’s fulfillment of our salvation which is through Jesus Christ.

We know that Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for us. Because He was fully man, He could die in our place. And because He was also fully God, . . . → Read More: Salvation: The Fulfillment

Author Spotlight: Edie Melson

One of the great things about attending a writer’s conference is the wonderful people you encounter. I was blessed to meet Edie Melson at my first visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in 2010. She was teaching classes for beginning writers on the nuts and bolts of the industry, and I found . . . → Read More: Author Spotlight: Edie Melson

Gunner’s Run by Rick Barry

Jim Yoder is a young waist gunner on a B-24 Liberator, doing his part for the war effort. Following a bomb run over northern Germany, he accidentally falls from his plane while trying to dislodge a bomb with a failed release. Finding himself deep behind enemy lines, he must attempt to navigate across Germany into . . . → Read More: Gunner’s Run by Rick Barry

Salvation: The Plan

Last month, we looked at our need for salvation.  Because of man’s sin in the Garden of Eden, all of his descendents were cursed with a sin nature.  Romans 3:23 and 6:23 tell us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” and that the results or “wages of sin is . . . → Read More: Salvation: The Plan