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Celebrating Small Beginnings

  Imagine a young, ambitious piano player dreams of performing before thousands in the world’s finest music halls. He envisions lifting his audiences to heights of auditory rapture as he romances the piano keys. But, when he is asked to play at weddings or at the mall, he says, “Nah, I am going to be Continue Reading…

Debts Forgiven

Imagine for a moment that your father is the richest man in the entire world. Imagine as well that you are drowning in outrageous debt…debt that you could not repay in a hundred lifetimes. One day, because of his great love, he pays off everything you owe and will owe, past, present, and future. You Continue Reading…

The Price of Peace

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” – Isaiah 55:1 (NIV) Besides physically hungry, humans get emotionally and spiritually hungry as well. The issue is not whether we are hungry and thirsty Continue Reading…

The Idol of More

More. We all want more. More stuff. More money. More time. I’m no different. I want more, too. I want a fire pit in the back yard and a fresh coat of exterior paint on the house. I want more money to set aside for retirement. And, I want the iPhone 8. Since I’m due Continue Reading…

Easter Thoughts All Year Round

…and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain. – I Corinthians 15:14 He is risen! Risen . . . indeed! And what’s that supposed to mean to me? I live each day as best I can; I reach out to my fellowman. I sometimes slip I Continue Reading…

On Having a Valentine Marriage

Marriage: bliss or bother? It doesn’t have to be one or the other, but the “bother” can really be a bummer! God tells us how He makes man and woman and what He has in mind for their relationship when they try out for the leading roles of husband and wife. He locks them in Continue Reading…

New Year’s Revolution

What we need are not New Year’s resolutions. We need New Year’s revolutions. We don’t need to better our life, rededicate our hearts, or renew our faith. We don’t need to change our life. We need to exchange our life. In his letter to the Galatians, Paul wrote, “I have been crucified with Christ; and Continue Reading…

Surrender to the King

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 (NASB)  Since I was a child, my favorite part of decorating the house for Continue Reading…

Being Thankful in Every Circumstance

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”   1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV Thankfulness is one of the most practical expressions of faith in our walk with the Lord. More than a positive mental attitude, it is recognition of God working in one’s live for Continue Reading…

Giving a Burden to the Lord

I had several sacks to give to the Salvation Army, so I called and asked them to come by, and then I put the sacks on the front porch so they could pick them up regardless of whether or not I was at home. They were to come on Thursday, but I got my days Continue Reading…

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