If you have the desire to do something, and the ability to do it, and the opportunity to do it, but it destroys you in the end, you are not entirely free — not free indeed — when you do it. Only Christians are genuinely free. Continue reading
Almost everyone has experienced getting a song stuck in their heads. But reading 1 Chronicles 16:11, today's verse of the day, was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I had never been as captivated by a scripture verse as I was today. Continue reading
God created us for an eternal relationship with Him. That relationship begins when we accept Jesus' death and resurrection as the complete payment for our debt to God because of sin. But it does not end there. God wants us to know Him personally in an individually intimate way. He wants to interact with us … Continue reading Developing Relationship
What does your morning routine entail when you get up and get ready for the day? You pick out a desirable set of clothes. You fix your hair just right. Some of you put on makeup and pick out jewelry. Some people spend a lot of time in front of a mirror each day. Others … Continue reading What do you look like?
A couple of nights this week, I have woken up in the early morning hours and have had difficulty sleeping. It has given me a lot of time to think and pray. I began thinking about things that I enjoy and look forward to with eager expectation. God convicted me that I do not appreciate … Continue reading What Do You Enjoy?
I recently engaged in an exercise in which we listed every quality that we could think of under the umbrella of love. What does it mean to love someone? What we came up with included sacrificial, everlasting, enduring, joy, peace, kind, patient, powerful, active, trustworthy, truthful, faithful, merciful, gracious, selfless, others-focused, persevering, not envious, not … Continue reading God is Love!
This past weekend was the “30th Annual” Tim Weaver Battlefield Invitational. It is always a fun and engaging experience. The gymnasts competing were between the ages of 6 and 18. Many of the coaches had competed at the same time that I competed or later. They made me feel like a celebrity in their midst, … Continue reading End of the World?
Sometimes when I'm reading the Bible, a verse I read seems to contradict something I believe. The following verse was one such instance. They built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered … Continue reading Did Not Come to Mind- A Biblical Argument for Free Will
Sometimes, I find myself at a loss for words upon receiving the praise of others. As a Christian, I resist the lure of conceit about things that I do. But can an individual be too humble, not accepting another person’s compliments, or is that, in itself, a form of pride? I try to do the … Continue reading Appreciation?
While I have not followed the Olympics closely this year, Simone Biles pulling out of competition has been hard to miss. I have read articles praising her courage and critiques denouncing her as a quitter who let down her team and the United States as a whole. Thirty years ago, I was a gymnast with … Continue reading Courageous, Simone!