May 7, 2024 – Moral Purity

May 7, 2024 – Moral Purity

In a very sobering passage in 2 Peter 2, the apostle blasts “those who follow the corrupt desire of the flesh.” (vs. 10) Then, Peter goes on to describe their character. Among other things, he says of these people they have “eyes full of adultery.” (vs. 14) This isn’t...
March 8, 2022 – Pretenders

March 8, 2022 – Pretenders

When we try to take the credit for something God has done, we are no better—worse. When we flaunt our good deeds for all to see or pretend to be something we’re not, we become hypocrites—pretenders of the worse kind. Eventually we’re sure to be found out.

February 8, 2022 – Pursuing God

February 8, 2022 – Pursuing God

When courting Louise, nobody ever had to ask me if I was spending time with her regularly. I didn’t have to make a special effort to schedule time with her. I could hardly wait to spend time with her. And I told her everything — my hopes, dreams, fears — even dumb stuff.

July 3, 2017 – Watch Out for Decoys

July 3, 2017 – Watch Out for Decoys

A single decoy alone may not send the correct message to tempt a trophy buck; however, several 3-D decoys strategically placed in proximity of each other had a positive effect on the unsuspecting animal. Sometimes we are no different than that poor unsuspecting buck. Our greed, passion, lusts, and driven spirits cause us to forget about the temptations and decoys that will lure us away from our beliefs.

March 15, 2016-My Grace is Sufficient

March 15, 2016-My Grace is Sufficient

One of the many privileges I have as a chaplain is to help those going through difficulties with the Word of God. Recently one of my board member’s best friend died. After sharing my condolences, the board member asked for any thoughts I could give him regarding the...

November 16, 2015 – Dealing with Temptation

“No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it”. – 1 Corinthians 10:13 Lowell...