Freedom from Religion

Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. My life has seen a dramatic change over the years. […]

Jesus Hates Things that Separate Us!

Mark 11:15-17 On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said, […]

Finding The Treasure God Has For You!

Matthew 13:44-46  “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of […]

The Daily Examen

I want to suggest to you this beautiful, simple tool to create a quiet, restful place in your heart. Find a quiet place. After some time of silence & solitude, remain still and bring three questions to mind. Allow yourself to relax and ask Jesus to help you respond as honestly and simply as you […]

He Helps us in Our Weakness!

Romans 8:26-28 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with […]

What Will Be The Fruit Of Your Life In This Season?

1 Peter 1:6-7 “…Though now for a little while you may have  had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.  These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” This verse tells […]

Do Not Lose Heart…

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what […]

Find Rest for Your Soul!

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” In this […]

Who Is Knocking at Your Door?

Revelation 3:20 Here am I! I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.  Many Christians have read this rather famous quote from the book of Revelation.  Few have realized the amazing promises that it holds out […]

Humility, Our Desperate Need!

Philippians 2:2-7 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, … Humility is a place of complete […]

Lord, Teach Me to Pray!

There are many ways to learn how and what to pray.  One of the best ways is simply to allow Jesus’ life to be a model and source of your prayer life.  One of the most dramatic seasons of our Lord’s prayer life was the week before His crucifixion and death for us.  There is so much we […]

What is the Condition of Your Heart?

Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. How are you doing in managing, protecting and strengthening the content and quality of your heart? As the proverb quoted above speaks to us, caring for, guarding the condition and content of your heart is the highest priority of healthy, […]

“Without Him we can’t; without us He won’t!”

The anonymous quote that I have written above is a clear statement of the truth of prayer.  I want you to read this famous scripture again, 2 Chronicles 7:14, with eyes opened to the importance of your call to partner with the Lord of the universe in prayer: If my people who are called by my […]

Happy Independence Day!

Have you ever considered what makes our nation, or a person truly independent?  Simply stated, it is choosing to be “dependent” on the right things.  The only reason the United States has ever been a successful nation of freedom is because we were a nation founded and formed on dependence on God. No human being is truly […]

A Day to Pray for America!

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a celebration of one of the official endings of slavery in the U.S.  The state of Texas was, in that day, the most remote of slave holding states and the emancipation became official there on this day in 1865.   In light of all that is occurring in our country […]

Eyes on God!

Matthew 6:25-26: Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap […]

Give Thanks!

1 Thess. 5:18 “ give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” These days of isolation can be difficult to endure.  The loss of familiar comforts and the absence of the presence of friends and co-workers can push us toward depression.  One of the most essential and life supporting practices […]

An Encounter with Jesus – for You!

In Mark 10:17-30 is the story of what is commonly called the Rich Young Ruler.  In this story Jesus is confronted by a young, wealthy Jewish man and asked the question, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Jesus responds with a culturally familiar call to obey the commands of the Jewish faith.  The young man responds, […]

Repentance – Humility – Prayer – His Face

2 Chronicles 7:13-14 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people,14if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselvesand prayand seek my faceand turn from their wicked ways,then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their […]