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”

Where Do You Find Happiness?

Where Do You Find Happiness? I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. Psalm 9:2 One of my favorite childhood songs from children’s church is called, “Happiness is the Lord.”  Lindsay Terry tells the following story as to how this wonderful song came about.Continue reading “Where Do You Find Happiness?”

A Revival Prayer

A Revival Prayer O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.   Habakkuk 3:2 With our annual Revival Meeting nearing, it is good to pause and to pray for the LordContinue reading “A Revival Prayer”

The Will to Live

The Will to Live The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?  Proverbs 18:14 God has given to man an incredible powerful (yet not all-powerful) attribute – man’s will. The spirit of a man can help him cope, deal with, and go through incredible and extraordinarily challengingContinue reading “The Will to Live”

5 Reasons for a Revival Meeting

Five Reasons For a Revival Meeting Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? Psalm 85:6 We need revival.  Every Christian needs the renewal, refreshment, and revitalization of commitment, perspective, and a deeper fellowship with God. Notice this study from several years ago: “The National Opinion Research Center at theContinue reading “5 Reasons for a Revival Meeting”

Discovering Joy

Discovering Joy Joy has been aptly defined in a simple and yet profound acrostic. Jesus, Others, You. I like that.  Consider the depth of joy as opposed to the shallowness of mere happiness.  Happiness is generally derived from outer circumstances, while joy comes from within.  Happiness is impacted by good or bad surroundings whereas joyContinue reading “Discovering Joy”

A Parental Challenge

A Parental Challenge The following moth story can help us understand part of our role as parents:  “One man noticed an emperor moth struggling to emerge through a small hole in its cocoon so he decided to assist it. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the cocoon. The moth emerged easily, butContinue reading “A Parental Challenge”

Giving A Testimony

Giving a Testimony I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day… Acts 26:2 A man named Don was faithful in every testimony service to stand up and say “I thank Jesus for my salvation.”  I do not remember a time when Don would not say something good about JesusContinue reading “Giving A Testimony”

Music Selection Matters

  Music Selection Matters    Proverbs 25:20     Music is a powerful medium, an incredible communicator, and has tremendous influence over the human heart.   The music we listen to and present to the Lord is important!  I remember an old secular song “Music’s Gonna Get Ya.”   This can be very true.  Many are caughtContinue reading “Music Selection Matters”