Praying is Really, Really Smart!

One of the most wonderful things about God is that He is highly compassionate and relational.  He longs to have a deep, personal and loving relationship with each person on earth. But, if God were to reveal Himself to us as He is, we would have no choice but to fall down and adore Him.  […]

Repent – It’s a good thing!

Repent is not a bad word, it is a good word.  It means to get a radically new mind in you.  You can ask God to help you.  Jesus commanded us to. Matthew 4:17 (ESV) 17  From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Today is […]

Prayer Will Change Your Life!

You may have heard that before but I dare you to check this out.  I double dog dare you. John 15:7-8 (ESV) 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear […]

It is Enough!

Have you ever felt like you were not good enough?  Worse still, do you treat yourself like you are not good enough? When we look at the person of Jesus Christ we see someone who welcomes anyone who came to Him.  He never curses one person, never calls down fire on anyone, and never even […]

The Currency of Heaven

Webster’s dictionary defines currency as a “medium of exchange” or the “money a country uses.”  Would it surprise you to know that heaven has a currency?  Yes, it does and you have probably heard of it before.  The currency that heaven trades in is the Word of God.  I am defining the Word of God […]

Come to Me and rest!

I can remember taking my daughter to Magic Mountain.  She was too small to ride the most of the adult rides and roller coasters. My wife is fond of calling these big coasters the “Happy go pukey rides.”  So, we found and got onto one of those fast rides that whipped you around in circles […]

God’s Gift of Perfect Timing

One of the great truths of the Christian faith is that God chooses to bind Himself to us, using mere flesh and blood people to accomplish most of the things He chooses to do on the earth.  God seldom does a miracle without finding the hands and feet of a willing human being to manifest […]

The Gift of Time

Just before Christmas my wife and I were exiting a local mall and a man was standing on the corner with a cardboard and marker sign requesting work, due to his need.  My sweet wife pointed him out to me.  We normally keep Target gift cards in our cars for just such an opportunity.  She […]

The Simple Power of Love – Abby’s Story

My wife and I were leaving the Target store after doing a bit of shopping on Saturday night. It was about 7 p.m. and just getting dark.  Upon arriving at our car in the lot there was woman unloading her cart and preparing to get into her car parked directly next to our car.  She […]

Risk Motivated by Love

Galatians 5:6 “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” I love the last phrase of that verse, “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” My heart really perks up when I hear the Apostle Paul making […]

Love Never Fails

1 Cor 13:8  Love never fails… Love is an amazing force that consistently, without fail, does what is in its nature.  This little verse comes as a summary statement after a long list of amazing qualities that illustrate love’s virtue. If we also understand that true love is a manifestation of the person of God then […]

The Greatest is Love

This is my first post to our new website and pages, and I of course want to say something that is encouraging and useful – but where to begin? I want to write about that thing which causes ordinary people to do ordinary things that can make an extraordinary difference in the lives of other […]