I was asked this question today in a tongue-in-cheek way. The questioner was trying, in a less predictable and more humorous way, to find out a bit about me. Do you hate the question, “What do you like to do for fun,” as much as I do? Rather than my answer revealing the unique and … Continue reading What Do You Do for Amazement?
I’ve talked a lot here about the mind and the importance of right thinking and right believing. If we don’t line these up with what God says in His Word, everything will be out of whack. This is certainly emphasized in the Bible. In several places Paul talks about the mind and our thought lives … Continue reading Rise Up and Walk!
We love to focus on God’s goodness. Christians recite His promises to care for us, heal us, and protect us. We belief it is His will to prosper us. These promises are real, and I have many stories to tell of His loving care in my own life. But lately, I pause to wonder, do … Continue reading Are You a Fair-Weather Friend?
How’s your joy? I hear groaning! There are plenty of reasons to feel down. For one, here in Central Texas the June temperatures are mimicking mid-August and just stepping outside will cause you to swoon. Hard to be joyful when sweat drips down your back and melted sunscreen burns your eyes. It doesn’t help to … Continue reading How to Stay Cool This Summer
There are devotional books whose daily readings I review year after year. One of these is God Calling, edited by A.J. Russell. The writers of the book remain anonymous. Every year something in my life draws my attention to a new message in the familiar words. The passage for May 31 included an encouragement to … Continue reading How to Connect Your Heart to God
Sin. It’s a very unpopular topic, but it’s impossible to talk about God and His Plan of Salvation without addressing the elephant in the room. If we were not separated from God by our lawlessness, why would we need a Savior? First, let me say that Jesus was clear. The topic of sin is not … Continue reading What is Sin?
I am drawn to the story of the woman at the well told of in the Bible (John 4:1-42). The girl was married five times and was involved with a man who was not her husband when Jesus made a detour through Samaria to offer her a better way to live. The woman at the … Continue reading What are You Drinking?
Do you believe that Jesus is coming to call believers up to heaven some time before the world falls apart? Do you think this is separate from the second coming of Christ to earth? Will He appear in the sky and call us up to meet Him before the Anti-Christ appears and before the mark … Continue reading Do You Believe in the Rapture?
Sweet Jesus, Life is unpredictable, but you are not! You are steadfast and reliable. I never know what a day might bring, but I know you will always be there, loving me and making lemonade from my lemons! Protecting and providing even in a hard situation. Yesterday I had one of those situations. My car … Continue reading God is There When You Call
Recently I flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma to spend a few days with my sister. It was wonderful to spend time with her, but travel is always fraught with inconvenience and uncertainty. Changes in routine are the point of leaving home but can still be unsettling. Problems begin with the flight, especially these days. I’ve booked … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home!