What God Wants

If you want to know what God wants, the best place to find out is in the Bible.  One morning I was reading one of the psalms and God clearly spelled out what He wanted from His people.  "O my people, listen as I speak.  Here are my charges against you, O Israel: I am …

God, Our Strength and Salvation

“Be our strength each day and our salvation in times of trouble” - Isaiah 33:2 God gives us the strength to get through each day especially if we are experiencing stress and difficulties at our workplace.  A friend of mine is going through a tough time right now where she works but she gets through …

Dance in Worship

Let them praise His name with the dance; Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp - Psalm 149:3 Now as the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul's daughter, looked through a window and saw King David leaping and whirling before the Lord; and she despised …

The Encounter

"Drink from your own well, my son—be faithful and true to your wife" - Proverbs 5:15 In all the years he had been married to Ashley, never once had he looked at another woman until that moment when he saw her leaning against the wall in the subway.  She was stunning and looked like a …

Praise

I will always praise the Lord.  With all my heart, I will praise the Lord - Psalm 34:1, 2 King David was always praising God.  Every opportunity he got, he praised Him for who He is and what He does in our lives.  Do we praise God?  Do we take the time to praise Him …

Jesus’ Family Tree

Knowing where you come from is very important.  Nowadays, there are ways that you can find out about your ancestry.  In some cultures, including Jesus', genealogies are very important.   Matthew begins Jesus' genealogy with these words, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham." Why does Matthew …

It Takes Courage

Waiting takes courage.  That's what King David implied when he said, "Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!" (Psalm 27:14). Waiting takes a lot of courage especially when you are tempted to act.  You want answers or results right away but God …

Morocco to change Rape Law

Imagine being forced to marry the man who raped you?  This was the horrible reality 16 year Amina Filali faced.  This drove Amina to take her own life. In a variety of cultures, marriage after the fact has been treated historically as a "resolution" to the rape of an unmarried woman. Citing Biblical injunctions (particularly Exodus …

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