Unshackled!

Hebrews 12:14 – Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness, no one will see the Lord. Relativism is the theory that says knowledge, truth, and morality exist in relation to culture, society, or historical context, and are not absolute. Secularism the belief that religion should not play a…

You, Not Your Brother!

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all this through him who gives me strength Not me Lord, call someone else! That was Moses’ response when God called him to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. God does call His people from time to time, to tasks small and big, according to His divine purposes. Amazing…

Voice Not Noise

Mark 10:48 (NIV) Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” It seemed like just another day, on that dusty road to Jericho.  The rare traveler, and even rarer alms. Nobody really cared about Bartimaeus. He was just another blind beggar….

I Choose

You are my God and my King My Savior, my everything When life is good and full of fun I love you for each good thing You are my God and my King My Savior, my everything When life is tough and I don’t understand I simply trust You and keep singing For You are…

Right Standing With God – Part 2

Romans 4:19-22 (NIV) – 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being…

Right Standing With God – Part 1

Romans 4:19-22 (NIV) – Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being…

Unfinished Heart

More of you my Lord and less of me That, this year is my dearest plea I want Lord to know You more To walk with You, Your Word to know I want Lord, like You more to be So that all the world may see That the King and Master of all the universe…

I stand amazed

And here we are Yet another Christmas Yet another time to celebrate Yet another season to rejoice Because He came, leaving all above His glory splendor his power To become like you and me He was born in a manger Where ox and ass kept Him company Wrapped in swaddling clothes lay He The King…

The Therapy of Thank You

Philippians 2:3 – Be humble thinking of others as better than yourselves.   Gratitude requires humility. Humility reflects the attitude of Christ. Gratitude acknowledges one’s own need and lifts the one being thanked. When you say thank you to the person who serves you at the restaurant or the supermarket, you are acknowledging them for…

What Brings You Joy

Philippians 4:4 (ESV) – Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Interestingly, Paul writes these famous words from a (Roman) prison. Paul is in an extremely difficult place and his circumstances are far from pleasant or joyful. He is being held in stocks, amidst the overpowering stench of the sewers of Rome….