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If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:19 It’s important to me not to lose sight of the hope of heaven.  I lived the first half of my life having no hope beyond this earthly life.  I remember many instances lying at…

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John 12:23-28 23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will…

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The Last Supper Like so many young families, Debbie and Jim often found there was “too much month at the end of the money.” With two small children, they both felt it was a priority to have Debbie stay home to raise them. That left providing for the family solely on Jim’s shoulders, a job…

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“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:16 NIV). God knows everything about your faults and failures and your feelings and frustrations, and he also knows what your tomorrow holds. He knows your future. The Bible says…

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Sometimes words fail us and we need to find one who has spoken what is in our hearts. Recently, while faced with an impossible situation and death seemingly knocking on the door, I did just that. I read Psalm 23 while my loved one and I needed words. This is the most quoted Psalm and…

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This is what happens Read Luke 17:11-19 This is what happens when Jesus is around. Read Matthew 14:13-21 This is what happens when Jesus is around. Keep reading Matthew 14:22-33 This is what happens when Jesus is around. Jesus heals. Jesus restores. Jesus has compassion. Jesus performs miracles. Jesus speaks. Jesus has authority and power….

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See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. Zechariah 9:9 Palm Sunday is not always focused on as we observe Easter. We often forget that there was a story that Jesus entered. His arrival was announced, His life and ministry…

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I had a friend ask me recently, “Does God care about my everyday life? Is He aware of me at all? ” I was so glad that He had provided a tangible example of His care that I could share with her. When I was in the fifth grade a read a sh. ort novel…

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Fear of failure or FOF. You’ve probably heard of it before. It is a very real thing that stops many people from ever taking the risks to achieve their dreams. The possibility of failing is scary. It comes with possible loss of social status, and usually has financial repercussions as well. The problem is, almost…

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We cannot kindle when we will The fire which in the heart resides, The spirit bloweth and is still, In mystery our soul abides; But tasks in hours of insight willed Can be through hours of gloom fulfilled. -Oswald Chambers Today as I read these words I was reminded that God is drawing out of…

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