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”

Facing Fear

(There are fill in the blanks and room for questions and answers in this posting). What is the worst thing that could ever happen to you?  Death, while perhaps intimidating is not the worst thing.  There is an appointment with death that God has on His schedule for you.  Hebrews 9:27 teaches, And as itContinue reading “Facing Fear”

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”

A Little Town

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.  Micah 5:2 Hundreds of years before Jesus came to earth, the Old Testament prophet namedContinue reading “A Little Town”

The Trash Thieves

We hear of this more and more each holiday season. Some people steal boxes as soon as they are delivered to a house. UPS, Fed Ex, and USPS are working overtime in deliveries and thieves are working overtime at collecting the deliveries. Have you seen that in the news? Simple crooks may prowl through aContinue reading “The Trash Thieves”

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”

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”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 6

Continuing the thought of things that can only come from Jesus: The Present of Today.  One clever thinker got it right: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift––that is why it is called the present.”  Proverbs 27:1 teaches: Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day mayContinue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 6”

In Search of Contentment, Pt. 5

Find the Supply of Jesus for You. (Vs. 19) In the context of this passage, Paul was commending the Philippian church members, because they were faithful to send Missionary Paul money to help him further the Gospel and plant new churches.  Paul is the New Testament missionary that most missionaries pattern their ministry after –Continue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 5”