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”

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”

The Tree Who Stood Alone

Not long ago, just down a ways from our church building, a property was cleared of nearly every tree.  This flat one acre or so of real estate was cleared and excavated for a new house.  After removing 30-40 trees, there was one tree left in this new field.  It appeared it was left toContinue reading “The Tree Who Stood Alone”

2020 is Good for More than Vision

What is your eyesight according to the eye doctor?  Need correction?  With today marking the new year and the calendar turning to 2020, be encouraged that 2020 is good for more than eyesight only.  What do you want to see in your life in 2020?  Do you have any goals or dreams that you wouldContinue reading “2020 is Good for More than Vision”

The Shackles of Addiction

The Shackles of Addiction The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.  Psalm 9:16 The evil works we are addicted to snares or shackles us.  When we are doing what we feel makes us free, we may be in factContinue reading “The Shackles of Addiction”

Fireworks and Service

When lighting the fire for a bonfire or cookout, as the night sky is lit up tonight with fireworks, or as your kids whirl a sparkler, think about the service that affords us the freedom you are enjoying today.  Someone served to enable today’s celebration. Jesus, speaking in John 15:13 said, Greater love hath noContinue reading “Fireworks and Service”

Draymond Was Right

Draymond was Right Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power.  Ephesians 3:7 After Golden State basketball superstar Kevin Durant was injured in the NBA Finals, fans in Toronto were cheering.  Actually cheering.  Their team had a betterContinue reading “Draymond Was Right”

First Impressions That Impress

Jacob said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together: water ye the sheep, and go and feed them. And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well’s mouth; then we water the sheep. AndContinue reading “First Impressions That Impress”

A Spiritual Recharge

A Spiritual Recharge For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.  For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.  2 Corinthians 2:15-16 I enjoy collecting and usingContinue reading “A Spiritual Recharge”

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.