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Weekly Inspirational Quote

To my God a heart of flame; To my fellow man a heart of love; To myself a heart of steel. ― Augustine of Hippo Augustine gives us a comprehensive picture of what our attitude should be toward God, others,… Continue Reading →

Are you a disciple of Jesus?

What is the distinguishing characteristic of a disciple of Jesus? Your initial response may be to consider their spiritual life. How many verses have they memorized? How involved are they in Christian work? Although these are good practices, Jesus revealed… Continue Reading →

Truths that can change your life

Years ago in flight school a friend introduced me to The Navigators Topical Memory System. I started memorizing two verses a week and God changed my life from the inside out. The Psalmist teaches us, Your word I have treasured… Continue Reading →

Weekly Quote

The short-term easy leads to the long-term difficult, while the short-term difficult leads to the long-term easy. There is a temptation to take the easy route and enjoy instant gratification, but we must remember that delayed gratification often carries the… Continue Reading →

Two empty pathways

There are many ways that people may go astray. As you look at your life, you may see pathways that have led you astray. God informed the prophet Jeremiah of two fundamental empty pathways that His people have taken. These… Continue Reading →

How to pray through Psalm 23

For about a year now, I’ve been dwelling on Psalm 23, particularly the metaphor of God as the believer’s shepherd. It is marvelously rich and comforting! Indeed, even Charles Spurgeon, the famous “prince of preachers”, referred to the verses of… Continue Reading →

Why most marriage therapy fails

The title of this blog post comes from a statement by relationship and marriage expert Dr. John Gottman. His research indicates that couples wait an average of six years of being unhappy before getting help. Couples have built up resentment for… Continue Reading →

A prayer of commitment

We can learn a great deal from the prayers of the saints who have preceded us. This prayer was found among the papers of a young African pastor in Zimbabwe after he was martyred. His legacy continues on through this prayer, may… Continue Reading →

A tribute to mothers

A godly mother creates a powerful legacy for her children. Temple Bailey wrote this classic article for Good Housekeeping Magazine in 1933, The young mother set her foot on the path of life. “Is this the long way?” she asked…. Continue Reading →

Are you living in grace?

What comes to mind when you think of the word grace? Some people may think of a blue-eyed blonde. A Christian may respond with a theological response of God’s unmerited favor. It’s important to have a proper understanding of grace,… Continue Reading →

Are you equipping the next generation?

There is a tendency for us to think that our beliefs and values will naturally continue on to the next generation. The nation of Israel assumed that their faith in God would continue on to the following generations. God did a… Continue Reading →

A worthy role model

Who are the role models in your life? It’s helpful to have people who can show us how to live. Years ago I coached young children playing soccer. If you were to watch these children playing soccer you would get… Continue Reading →

Today’s sermon in 10 tweets

We finished our sermon series on Living a Life of Grace. Here’s the sermon in 10 tweets: 1. Grace does not offer freedom to sin, it offers freedom from sin. 2. Grace is not an excuse to do as we please,… Continue Reading →

Put your basket in the river and trust God

Have you ever been anxious over a circumstance that you can’t control that will potentially harm you or your family? If your answer is no, I would like to meet you and also test your blood to make sure you’re… Continue Reading →

What are a parent’s responsibilities?

How would you describe your upbringing? I was raised by my grandmother – she reflected a life of fortitude as one who had persevered through the crucible of the the great depression. When I was growing up, many of my… Continue Reading →

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