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Imagining God’s Presence

Solomon concluded his search for the meaning of life with these words: “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) What does it mean […]

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Learning Who’s in Charge

Keep your head in the game today by remembering that God is sovereign and He is orchestrating all circumstances, even the ones that appear to be bad, to cause His plan to become a reality. “God CAUSES all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according […]

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Mighty God Comes to Earth

Hundreds of years ago, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah these words: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 Mary, the mother of […]

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Call a Lie a Lie

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”  (Colossians 2:8) Our culture is full of bad theology and false teaching, so Paul’s warning to his dear friends in Colossae is […]

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What We Really Need is….

Every person on earth has some issue going on for which they need insight or a solution.  Those needs are real and often immediate, but the greater need we all have is to know the depth of God’s love and power.  The apostle Paul understood this when he prayed for those he loved.  Slowly read […]

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This is Good, Really Good!

“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.”  Psalm 34:8 Imagine you are told by a friend that a local bakery has the best cakes and pastries in town.  One day, you go by and check it out.  You see the “goodies” behind the counter and, yes, […]

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Stand Up for What You Believe

Part of being a leader is being willing to stand for your convictions, even when the majority of people around you disagree.  God has strategically placed you where you are in order to bring glory to God’s name. For that to occur, you and I must seize opportunities as God provides them.  We don’t want to be like […]

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Chasing After God

God called David, “a man after my own heart.” Why? Certainly NOT because he was doing everything right. It was because God knew David longed for Him more than anything or anyone else in this world.  Psalms 63 gives a glimpse into David’s heart: “O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my […]

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Wonderful Counselor

“In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, ” Do not be […]

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Mighty God

Hundreds of years ago, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah these words: “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 God is all-powerful. […]

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