As a high school English teacher, I’m only too aware that people are always “learning” what we teach them. Sometimes those lessons are intentional. Sometimes, they aren’t. But it’s just human nature to pick up certain ideas and habits based on what we see from those around us. We say, “That’s a great idea. I… Continue reading Where Are You Leading Those Who Follow You?
What do you think of when you think about Heaven? Most people, at least on some level, think of Heaven as the place “good people” go when they die. For some, it’s a place with pearly gates and streets of gold with no more sorrow and no more pain. For many, it's a place of… Continue reading What You Think About Heaven – Says About You
Right now there is so much going on in the world that it can get kind of overwhelming. Besides the never-ending barrage of negative news, the prayer requests from all sides are seemingly nonstop. People need healing for themselves and their loved ones. They need strength to endure the latest attacks from the enemy. It… Continue reading Stand Fast in the Faith & Just Keep Singing
Hebrews 9:22 says that without shedding of blood there will be no remission of sin. It started after Adam and Eve’s transgression in the Garden of Eden. God clothed their nakedness with animal skin (Genesis 3:21). That system of animal sacrifice as a temporary covering for sin would last for about four thousand years. But it… Continue reading What Is Sin & Why Is Blood the Price of It?
Acts 18:10 is one of my favorite verses in the whole Bible. That’s where God tells Paul that He has “many people in the city.” It reminds us that He is El Roi (Hebrew: אל ראי), the God Who Sees (Genesis 16:13). He knows both who His people are and where they are at any given time. He can use us in… Continue reading Acts 18:10: God Sees His “People in the City”
Cooking and nature shows are about all I can watch on TV these days. Unfortunately, programmers jam-pack comedies, dramas, and even news show scripts with filth and an immoral agenda. Recently, my husband and I watched a series called Alone. The premise is that producers drop off ten people in remote wilderness locations to survive by… Continue reading 3 Judgment Day Lessons From Reality TV
Sometimes the solutions to our problems are elusive. We have tried everything we know. We have prayed every way we can think of. Still nothing changes. We just can’t figure it out. What are we supposed to do? I was contemplating that very issue when I came across a puzzle on social media one day.… Continue reading A New Way to Pray: “Show Me How to Move the Match”
There’s an old saying that goes, “God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.” In other words, God gives His people skills. He takes individuals who are nothing and makes them something in order to use them for His purposes. But what happens when those same people start to think that because of the… Continue reading We Are All But Tools in the Hands of God
Luke 6:45 tells us that our hearts hold our treasure. Either that treasure is good so that the things we say and the way we act are good, or that treasure is evil, and our words and actions are affected by that as well. But where does this treasure come from? And what are we… Continue reading Where Do We Get The Abundance of the Heart?
I could feel the pressure starting to build with each word the insurance lady spoke. It was pushing at the backs of my words as I waited for my turn to speak. “Maintain your Christian witness. Maintain your Christian witness. Maintain…” My head felt like it was swelling with the effort of holding back my… Continue reading The Spirit of Frustration: Causes and Cures