What Love REALLY Is

As Valentines Day draws near, the tradition of giving flowers, candy, or a card is probably on your mind. But what is love, really? Is it a box of chocolates, a special meal with a sweetheart, or something more? What did Jesus teach us about love? When we read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a, we come to […]

[Continue reading...]

Does God Forgive And Forget?

  Does God forget all of our sins once we have confessed and repented of them? Several Scriptures mention that God casts our sins from His sight and blots them out. Hebrews 8:12 even says He will remember them no more. “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless […]

[Continue reading...]

God Equips Us

Has the Holy Spirit prompted you to do something outside of your comfort zone? Are you arguing with God over this idea, reminding Him that you do not have the necessary skills to move ahead? Why? We are not always given an opportunity to prepare ahead of time to do God’s business. There is an […]

[Continue reading...]

Miracles Found Within Difficulty

The word for difficulty in Hebrew is peleh. The word for miracle is the very same word, peleh. Every difficulty in your life is a potential miracle. A miracle is defined as, an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural […]

[Continue reading...]

God Is Never Bewildered Or Limited

Have you been distracted by problems and adversity as of late? Have they kept you from prayer? God is never bewildered by our circumstances but He does want us to seek His counsel and request His help. What may seem impossible to us is nothing for our Creator to overcome. In fact, God can be […]

[Continue reading...]

Put Off Sin! Your Old Self vs The New Man

We all struggle with sin. Different sins plague each of us but we all fall short in the eyes of God. It is a lifelong battle to “put off” our old nature and replace it with the righteousness of Jesus Christ. But this is God’s desire, and He is faithful to provide us with the […]

[Continue reading...]

Father Time and Baby New Year

Father Time is the personification of the previous year, usually depicted as an old man with wings dressed in white robes and carrying an hourglass. Traditionally, he “hands over” the duties of time to Baby New Year. Some of us will gladly wave 2017 goodbye, while the rest of us will be sorry to see […]

[Continue reading...]

Christmas Tests and Temptations

For many, Christmas is a time of rejoicing with family and loved ones. Holiday traditions, like decorating the family Christmas tree, occur but once a year. There is cookie baking, fudge making, and many other seasonal temptations that make children smile but cause some adults to fret over increased pant size. Christmas is certainly a […]

[Continue reading...]

God’s Tough Love: Needs vs. Wants

 How reassuring it is to have God’s promise that He will meet our needs! “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 However, many of us are like children when it comes to distinguishing our needs from our wants. A child may think they need […]

[Continue reading...]

Thankful For Friends

God created us with an innate need to connect with others. Newborns recognize their mother’s voice upon birth, and many believe while still in utero. Like our God, we long for relationships and families are where we first learn to connect. Jesus grew up with half-brothers and half-sisters (Mark 6:3). Although the Bible does not […]

[Continue reading...]