Old vs New Nature

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander …

Thirst for God

O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water (Psalm 63:1, NKJV). Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash We should thirst for God as we thirst for water. Only He can quench our thirst. Only He can …

Anaïs Throws a Wrench

Hank was on his way to the grocery store when he bumped into Anaïs. "Hello, Anaïs." "Hello, Pastor Hank." "How is the Bible Study coming along?" "Great. I just finished the first lesson." The first lesson was, Is There Anything Left You Can Trust? It was a study about the Bible. "I got all the …

Laird Shares His Concerns

"So, you finally met my parents," Martina said. Last night she and Laird had dinner with her parents and it had been a blast. "Yes. I was nervous at first but they made me feel so welcome. They are two of the warmest people I've ever met." "Yes, they are. They were quite taken with …

Hank on the Beach

It was after six in the evening. Hank was relaxing on the beach enjoying the cool sea breeze and the sunshine. He wondered if he would hear from Ede. He hadn't been able to stop thinking about her since they met on Friday. As he walked past the store, he noticed her standing behind the …

A Prayer Request

"This was the Bible my mother gave me when I told her that I wanted to become a priest. It belonged to her favorite uncle who was also a priest." "You must cherish it very much." "I do." She saw that he was troubled. "Is something the matter, Father Kowalski?" she asked. "Sister Francesca, I …

Better than Nothing

He tried to concentrate on the passage he was reading but he couldn't. Why didn't Mrs. Siri's grand-daughter, Clara address him as, "Father"? Everyone else did, even those who weren't of the Catholic faith. It really bothered him. She didn't call him anything. Perhaps he should talk to her grandmother about it the next time …

Don’t Be Overcome…

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.  In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:3,4, NKJV) Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay  God's perfect love casts out fear. When you are afraid, give your fear to Him. Let Him …

Self-Control

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. - Psalm 141:3, NKJV How many of us have said something in a fit of anger and then later wish we could take the words back? How do we prevent this from happening again? Do we take a deep breath and …

The Set Time

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,  to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship - Galatians 4:4, 5, NIV God's timing is always perfect.  At the set or appointed time, He sent His Son, Jesus, born …

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