January 9, 2018 – Tragedy
A few years ago, we lost some great men and women when the Columbia Space Shuttle vaporized on its reentry from space. One of those individuals was Col. Mike Anderson, the second African-American astronaut. He looked at life with a unique spiritual insight. Col. Anderson was from Spokane, Washington and attended a little local Baptist church not far from our home.
September 19, 2017 – Let’s Pray for Unity
If ever there was a time when unity is needed in our faith, country, sports arenas, and families it is now! So many people I meet are discouraged and depressed about life in part because of the lack of unity. Democrats hate Republicans, Republicans detest the media, conservatives are in dispute with the liberals…
July 18, 2017 – Quilt of Holes
As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with all the other souls. Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles; an angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares together into a tapestry that is our life… I rose and slowly lifted the combined squares of my life to the light. An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at the others who stared at me with wide eyes.
June 13, 2017 – Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God
Physical adultery does not originate in a vacuum; it begins with spiritual adultery in the heart. The hearts of the 10 northern tribes were unfaithful and corrupt. They had lost their way in their spiritual journey and obedience to God. The covenant God had formed with Israel on Mount Sinai in Exodus 24 and renewed in Joshua 8 was like that of a cherishing husband.
The EpitaphWhen Jesus commanded His disciples to count the cost of discipleship, He was effectively asking them to consider what their epitaph might be, what memorial words might be written on their gravestone. This is intended to be a short but precise description of a...
God’s Perspective on Life’s JourneyThe Old Testament prophet Elijah was a man who felt deeply. Despite his tremendous victory with God on Mount Carmel, he later allowed himself to be influenced by those who were attacking him. It was at Carmel that the prophet used the power of God to help put down the...
May 16, 2017 – Lord Give Me Strength
When those very tough trials come that test your faith, can you rest in God as your refuge and strength?
March 14, 2017 – Cracked Pots
Each of us has our own unique flaws. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. Life goes easier when we accept people for who they are and look for the good in each person.
March 7, 2017 – Intimacy with God
God wants us to deepen our relationship with Him. He desires to abide with us every second of every day. To really know Him is to love Him. To love Him is to trust and obey His commands.
Fishers of Men
Rather than looking at the church as a place where we escape the sin of the world, we need to use it to reach those who are in the world.
February 21, 2017 – The Nature of Man
Today’s men are facing the cultural challenges of : loneliness, emotional isolation, confusion over their masculinity, being spiritually unprepared, and difficulty with intimacy and trust. Why is this occurring and how can men be helped?
January 24, 2017 – Dealing with ConflictIt seems like conflict is always with us, especially within unsettled and unforgiving families. Jacob, the son of Isaac and grandson of Abraham, had many conflicts throughout his life that seemed to follow him wherever he went. In Genesis 31, we read the account of...
October 18, 2016-Isaac – The Son of Sacrifice“When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.” Genesis 22:9 In a time when many people do not keep their promises, I’m so...
August 16, 2016-Special Assignments“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Prov. 3:5-6 Many times we miss God’s plan for our lives because we are waiting for some kind of “major sign” to help...
June 21, 2016-Do You Know Your Father?This past weekend we celebrated Father’s Day. I miss my dad and the goodness he stood for. As we grow older we appreciate the wise counsel our dads once provided. Scripture tells us that “God is the Father to the fatherless.” Psalms 68:5. It brings me comfort to know...
May 17, 2016-Ideas for Making Good Decisions
One of the most difficult things in obeying God’s call upon our lives is to know His will. How can we be more effective in our decision-making? How can we know His will on the important decisions we make in our lives?