Faith Fitness

Do you like to exercise?  Enjoy running or jogging?  When I was young, my favorite exercise besides chasing a ball on a court or field was swimming.  I would work out for baseball and basketball constantly as a teenager – in the swimming pool. We live in a time in history when fitness is taught,Continue reading “Faith Fitness”

Fighting Falsehoods

“Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive.”  –Elbert Green Hubbard Elijah was depressed.  This prophet and preacher for the Lord had a classic case of what is known today as “clinical depression.”  His story is found in 1 Kings 19:1-10. Doctors who study this passage suggest that ElijahContinue reading “Fighting Falsehoods”

Factoring For Failure

(There are fill in the blanks and room for answering questions in this post). “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is whyContinue reading “Factoring For Failure”

Get Back in the Game

Fear. Aloneness. Anxiety. Struggles. Failure. Losses. Stress. Falling. Disappointment. Falsehoods. Lies. Stories. Regret. Pain. Each of us will experience the above forms of suffering at some point in our lives.  Some of us may seemingly endure more pain and agony than others.  How do we cope?  How can we rise above the fears, failures, andContinue reading “Get Back in the Game”

Jesus, The First Missionary

One girl, in an emergency room, through tears while being stitched up expressed to the doctor that she was hoping to get home in time to attend the final night of the missions conference. 

Missions, Buildings, and Growth

Missions, Buildings, and Growth But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19 Does our giving money to missions have a direct impact on the blessings of God on a local church?  Does our involvement in missions have a impression on our own church growth?Continue reading “Missions, Buildings, and Growth”

Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. Friends are people we know and trust to be friendly.  Kindness is not only demonstrated in kind actions, but also in words, and the attitudes conveyed to our friends. Proverbs 27:6Continue reading “Healthy Relationships”

Let Jesus into Your Life

Let Jesus into Your Life Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20 At the cusp of every human heart is a door.  Through that door we allowContinue reading “Let Jesus into Your Life”

Prayer Changes Us

Prayer Changes Us If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  John 15:7 “A fifth grade boy who had heard a sermon on persistence in prayer was praying by himself in his room one night. As his dad passed hisContinue reading “Prayer Changes Us”

Uncovering the Mysteries of the Bible

Uncovering the Mysteries of the Bible And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.  Matthew 13:10-11 We all tend toContinue reading “Uncovering the Mysteries of the Bible”