Don’t Put it Off

"I passed by your church this morning and heard the congregation singing, Jesus is Coming Again." "Yes. It's one of my favorite hymns." "You really believe He's coming again." "Of course. God is not a Man that He should lie. Jesus promised that He will come again and He will." "If that is true, why …

Abide in His Love

"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love" - John 15:10 NKJV Image by Rondell Melling from Pixabay Jesus said that if we love Him we will keep His commandments.  Like the Father, love and obedience are synonymous to Jesus.  …

War

"I heard you just wrote a book." "Yes. Two Hands are All I've Got." "What do you know about fighting in war, Mister, seeing that you hid behind your religion when the time came for you to defend your country?" "I know more about war than you think, young man." "I doubt that. Have you …

Neighbor

Photo by Todd Foltz “Why are you being so nice to me?” The woman asked the black teenager as she unpacked the groceries.  She had hurt her ankle in a fall and was told to rest it for a week. The girl, her neighbor, offered to assist her until she was fully recovered.  She was …

Breaking Up

I grew up in a Christian home, read the Bible everyday, went to only Christian schools and attended a Christian university. Most of my friends were Christians. I didn't drink, smoke, go to clubs or even the movies. I didn't read certain types of books and I listened to only two types of music--Christian and …

To Vote or Not to Vote

Heather sat at the table, still reeling from what just happened.  One minute Linda and she were sitting in a cafe, having coffee, got to talking about the elections and then she got up and walked out after a heated argument ensued.  Heather had never been so humiliated in her life.  This was one of …

Salvation Comes With Trust

“Salvation that comes from trusting Christ-which is the message we preach-is already within easy reach. In fact, the Scriptures say, "The message is close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart." “For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him …

Doubt

“Occupy your mind with My love, leaving no room for worry and doubt.” Doubt is like a bad penny.  It always keeps turning up.  It seems that no matter how many times we see the hand of God working in our lives, there is always room for doubt.  Even when we have a close relationship …

Simple Eyes

Your eye is the lamp of your body - Luke 11:34, NIV We met in Rafiki's training village in Rwanda.  There are ten villages and each one provides living and educational facilities through Bible Study, Education, Teacher Training, Orphan Care, and Widows.    Rafiki means "friend" in Swahili.  The organization befriends orphans and widows in …

We Are All Slaves

"We are all slaves," Todd declared and Marsha stared at him. "What do you mean by that?"  she wondered. "It's what my pastor said last week." "Where did he get that information from?" "The Bible, of course.  It's in chapter six of Romans, verses twenty to twenty-two.  We are either slaves of sin or slaves …

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