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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Ready Or Not?

So you, too, must keep watch! For you don’t know what day your Lord is coming. Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will […]

Monday, April 10, 2017

The Blessing of Friends

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it […]

Friday, March 24, 2017

Growing Grit

There are many hard experiences in life. They test us. Tough times reveal our commitments, our faith, and our true grit. Grit is an interesting word. It speaks of firmness, fortitude; an indomitable spirit. Grit is one of the most important qualities we can develop. It’s the difference between giving up and growing up. When […]

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Almost everyone knows the story of David and Goliath. It’s an amazing, inspirational record revealing how God’s power at work in a person’s heart can overcome anything. It’s a reminder of what can happen; what victories can be won, what problems can be solved, and what giants can be defeated when people partner with God. […]

Monday, March 6, 2017

There’s Hope For You

I suppose there is no worse thing than hopelessness. When it settles in your soul it clouds your thinking, obscures your vision for the future, and hijacks your emotions. Hopelessness is about feeling trapped, doomed to some form of failure, stuck in something you’ll never get out of, dominated by situations you have no control […]

Friday, February 24, 2017

Heart Change

Has your heart changed recently? One of the goals of spiritual growth is continual, positive heart change. Our hearts should be getting better, purer, bigger, and humbler over time. We need to do some regular heart checks to make sure our ”insides” are consistently heading in the right direction. We need some help in this […]

Monday, January 23, 2017

Passing Your Tests

One decision can set the course of your future, positively or negatively. Never underestimate the power of your choices! Take a look at the following story and the lessons it teaches us about our decisions: Ruth 1:15-17 (NIV) “Look,” said Naomi, “your sister-in-law is going back to her people and her gods. Go back with her.” […]

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What God Wants

What does God want for your life? What’s really important to Him? A great place to find some answers to these questions is in one of the most familiar chapters in the Bible. Take a look: 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 (NLT) If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love […]