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Monday, February 24, 2020

Handling Grief

| 1:29 min read | Loss is tough. Any major loss creates a strong emotion called grief. Grief is real, and it’s normal. It’s part of the process of dealing with, and eventually healing from the losses in your life. The Bible refers to grief in several places and in several ways. It’s described as […]

Friday, September 27, 2019

Pray it and Say it!

| 1:21 MIN READ | What you pray about and talk about reveals a lot about you. If it’s important or concerning to you, you’ll likely talk to God and others about it. Hopefully, one of your greatest concerns is the kind of life you are living and the kind of house you are building. […]

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

How to Be Respected

| 1:28 MIN READ | One of the greatest gifts you will ever give someone is respect. It is important for us to treat everyone respectfully. No one likes to be disrespected. Jesus spoke of this kind of attitude and approach in our relationships. He taught us what is often referred to as, “the Golden […]

Monday, September 9, 2019

Following The Right Building Codes

| 1:11 MIN READ | People living in areas prone to natural disasters often build houses differently. They follow a set of building codes and requirements specifically designed to increase the chances of structures surviving things like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. The potential threat of destruction prompts more conscientious building. The Bible talks a lot […]

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Bringing the Devil through the Door

| 1:12 MIN READ | A thief is planning to break into your house! Do I have your attention? Jesus clearly described our spiritual enemy, the devil, as a thief. Look at what He said in John 10:10 (NIV) “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may […]

Monday, September 2, 2019

How Secure Are You?

| 0:57 MIN READ | One of the realities of today’s world is the pervasive need for security. Billions of dollars are spent annually on it. From home and corporate systems focused on physical security to sophisticated systems addressing cybersecurity, it’s clear that security is something we long for and need. Security is needed in […]

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Myth of Experience Education

| 1:31 MIN READ | How many times have you heard, “Experience is a great teacher?” We often talk about learning by experience. I have noticed in my life, and the lives of others, that no one learns by experience. Alone, experience teaches you nothing. It’s not experience that teaches you; it’s examined experience that […]

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Pay Me Now or …

| 1:52 MIN READ | You’ve heard the phrase before, “Pay me now or pay me later!” It refers to the tendency we have to take short cuts in life. Our desire to get certain things done quickly or cheaply often results in skimping on the necessities. Short cuts come with consequences. They don’t last. […]

Friday, December 28, 2018

Saved from Yourself

| 1:52 min read | Matthew 1:21 “And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” What’s in a name? Most couples preparing for a birth spend a lot of time reviewing and deciding on a name. Naming a child is a […]

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Light of the World

| 1:56 min read | Luke 1:78-79 “Because of God’s tender mercy, the light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.” John 8:12 “Jesus said to the people, ‘I am […]

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Be a Wiser Person

| 2:02 min read | Matthew 2:10-11 “When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house where the child and his mother, Mary, were, and they fell down before him and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” The story […]

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

God Will Do What He Says

| 1:58 min read | Luke 1:45 “You are blessed, because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.” After Mary received the angel’s message that she would carry the Christ-child, she soon shared the story with her relative, Elizabeth. Luke 1:45 records a portion of Elizabeth’s response to Mary’s news. Elizabeth was […]