As control desiring human beings, we often hold tight to what we want. Sometimes our desires are good, but they must be brought under the authority of Almighty God. God's Word, His way, His faithfulness are concepts that we can hold tight. He is worth holding fast!
With Thanksgiving coming in a little over a month, I think it helps to remember who owns everything. The greatness, power, glory, victory, and majesty belong to God. Too often we want the greatness - and then we will be thankful. However, there is more to be thankful for when we realize despite the fact [...]
As people drive up to this garage, they probably wonder what it is for. There isn't a house in sight, but it is outside of town so it is not unusual to have extra buildings. What one would not expect, is that this building contains a living space. No really - this garage was turned [...]
A year ago, I spent several days helping a friend pack up her belongings so she could move from Minnesota to Texas to live closer to family. When I said goodbye I told her, "Till we meet again". This friend had placed her trust in Jesus Christ. While I didn't expect to see her again [...]
Friends, how often do we truly seek God's way? How often do we seek our own? I can assure you, God's way is the best. His way gives the most satisfaction, joy, comfort, security and every other positive that can be had in this life.
While we live through desert times, God always provides refreshing water.
Since I was 25, I needed to wear vision correction. My issue has been with distance vision. The farther away something gets, the more blurry it looks to me. Glasses are a good illustration for how we see in life. If we don't have the proper vision correction we won't see clearly. The only way [...]
When Jesus came to earth, he experienced both joy and sorrow. He was willing for our sake to endure the horrors of the cross. He has sent ahead of us a "cloud of witnesses" - others who have lived through joys and sorrows of their own. As we keep our eyes on Jesus, we can [...]
I like the theme of this verse - the basics of how we need to live. Is this easy? Not for messy, flawed human beings; we tend to complicate things. However, God is ever faithful - perfectly faithful. As we go to Him, He will make this kind of life possible. Just. Keep. Praying.
Life is full of various challenges. We face the trial of living in a sin cursed earth which includes our own sin nature as well as that of others. I find as I wade through the muck and mire of difficulties that I can feel weighed down with negativity. As God teaches me to pray, [...]