Rejoice in Him

Claire and Rick share thoughts from the heart to the heart



What is your source of strength?

Have you ever been in a situation and the harder you tried the worse it seemed to get? This is the classic example of baseball players who are in a batting slump. They start over-analyzing the reasons why they’re not… Continue Reading →

Trying isn’t the same as doing

I read an article by Carey Nieuwhof this past week and a statement he made has been at the forefront of my thinking this week. He wrote, “Trying isn’t the same as doing.” This is a powerful statement for effective… Continue Reading →

The value of a close friend

We may have a large number of acquaintances, but how many close friends do we have? Solomon writes about the importance of having a close friend, A man of too many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend… Continue Reading →

The key to bearing much fruit

People desire to live a fruitful life, but for many it seems to be an elusive quest. One of the problems is that we think that we can bear fruit in our own strength. Jesus gives us the key to… Continue Reading →

Happy 4th of July

As we celebrate our freedom we’re mindful of the men and women who have sacrificed and right now are on the front lines so we can enjoy the benefits of our freedom. The words of Lee Greenwood’s song “Proud To Be… Continue Reading →

Do you have a sincere faith?

A sincere faith is a faith that is genuine and authentic. Our English word “authentic” comes from the Greek word authentikos and this word conveys the meaning of being genuine, trustworthy, reliable, and sincere. People with a sincere faith practice what they… Continue Reading →

What is your standard for behavior?

Our values are revealed in our behavior. A strong moral compass results in good behavior, whereas a lack of a moral foundation reveals behavior that is often self-seeking. Israel could have been a theocracy but they abdicated their responsibility to… Continue Reading →

The key to greater grace

Grace is often defined as unmerited favor. The heart felt desire of Christians is that they would experience God’s grace in their lives. As the Apostle James quoted from the book of Proverbs, he reveals the key to greater grace,… Continue Reading →

An example of noble character

How would you describe a person of noble character? Virtuous, excellent, or worthy are some of the words the Bible uses to describe Ruth, a woman of noble character. Ruth was a woman from Moab whose Jewish husband died as… Continue Reading →

Life is hard, but God is good

Our journey through life can oscillate between two extremes. At times we may seem to be chasing an imaginary “happily ever after” existence that seems to disappear just when we’ve achieved what we thought would make us happy. If we… Continue Reading →

Following the Master

Many people desire God’s blessings. Who is the person God blesses? Jesus provides the answer as the disciples met in the upper room to celebrate the Passover. As Jesus was preparing His disciples for His upcoming departure, He had a… Continue Reading →

Today’s sermon in ten tweets

We’re continuing our “Go-to” series of of key Bible passages that are important for us to know and incorporate in our lives. Today we looked at John 16:33, I have told you these things, so that in me you may… Continue Reading →

What are you choosing?

Everyday we encounter a multitude of choices. We make our choices and then we realize that our choices make us. Your life is the sum total of the choices you’ve made over the years. After Israel entered the promised land,… Continue Reading →

What are you putting off?

Procrastination is an activity that we’ve engaged in at times. When we regret our procrastination we may conclude one of these days we’re going to stop procrastinating – but not now. One benefit of procrastination is that it gives you… Continue Reading →

A picture of wholehearted devotion

Have you ever been fully devoted to a task? There is a feeling of exhilaration and abandonment that comes when you’re all in. You become intensely focused in your passionate pursuit of the objective. The Old Testament describes an individual… Continue Reading →

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