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
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”
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”
Willful ignorance occurs when a person deliberately chooses to avoid becoming informed on a topic. Usually, the purpose is to keep from having to make decisions about the information. After all, ignorance can be bliss for a moment when the subject in question is negative, and there’s the old saying, “what we don’t know can’t… Continue reading Examine Yourself to See if You Are in the Faith
One way God communicates important spiritual truths is by comparing them to situations in the natural that we already understand. Jesus used parables to illustrate such concepts as forgiveness, the kingdom of God, and how to treat other people. God used object lessons to draw parallels to Israel’s spiritual unfaithfulness (Hosea and Gomer) and teach… Continue reading Where Do You Labor in the Harvest of Souls?
One morning a while back, I woke up to these words from the Lord. “Stand up for truth wherever you can. Don’t just go along to get along, lest the darkness encroach even more.” It’s a hard message in our society in which truth is relative and tolerance reigns. We are expected to accept people’s… Continue reading Defend Your Lentil Patches: Stand Up for Truth
Taurin Wells has a song called “Hills and Valleys.” It’s about how God gives us the good times and is with us in the bad times. We are never alone because He is always there for us. The message is both true and beautiful, but it doesn’t accurately capture the meaning of the phrase “God… Continue reading Don’t Limit the God of the Hills and Valleys
God is permanent. He was and is and is to come. The world, on the other hand, is rapidly unravelling. We see it all around us. COVID 19 has created a “new normal” that is setting the stage for the end time beast system. There are new mechanisms of control in the categories of information,… Continue reading Love Not The World: A Tale of Two Marks
Society today says truth is relative. That means that whatever people decide is true then becomes truth for them. So, everybody’s ideas – whatever truth people have defined – are completely equal and equally valid. Everybody is right, and nobody is wrong, even when people believe the exact opposite things. It is, they suppose, a… Continue reading This I Believe About Truth