I have heard it said and repeated that each of us has a God-shaped hole that we yearn inwardly to fill. Those who fail to establish and enter into a meaningful relationship with God can never truly experience inner peace and lasting satisfaction. All pleasures and earthly endeavors are temporary and fleeting aside from the … Continue reading God-shaped Hole
An individual's hope of salvation is only by the grace and mercy of God. Once saved, can that individual lose his or her salvation? This issue has been debated frequently throughout the history of Christianity. The answer to this question lies in an understanding of what Jesus did through the cross. We have no hope … Continue reading Once Saved, Always Saved?
We are at the dawn of a new year. Before us, many yet to be answered questions loom on the horizon. Many in this country and around the world have endured difficult trials throughout 2020 and suffered heavy losses of loved ones, jobs, homes, and security that had previously been .taken for granted. We do … Continue reading Courageous
I read this article this morning in my daily reading from John Piper's Solid Joys devotional. I found it thought provoking and wanted to share it as we end this tumultuous year. I hope you will find it as interesting as I did. Devotional by John Piperoriginally posted at https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/death-rehearsal You sweep them away as with … Continue reading Death Rehearsal
Although God is omnipresent throughout the created universe, His essence is something utterly different from His creation. He is an almighty, all-powerful being beyond the capabilities of our minds to even remotely understand or relate to. He created the universe, knowing that we would choose pride and self-exaltation over loving and trusting God and obeying … Continue reading God With Us
What does it mean to be ready? I could say, "I am ready for supper," if I am hungry and it is approaching dinner time. Or, "I am ready to watch the Super Bowl," once the playoffs have determined the teams and the big day has arrived. Toward the end of one's life, one might … Continue reading Are You Ready?
I recently read Psalm 39 and am struck by the relevance that this Psalm holds toward an eternal outlook on life and our present times. Many in this day and age are living in fear; fear of COVID, fear of government leadership (or lack thereof); fear of financial uncertainty; fear of dying; fear of pain; … Continue reading Sojourner
We are living in strange and challenging times. No matter what decisions our leaders make and what happens, no one can know for sure whether a different course of action regarding this virus and the economy would have yielded better results. It is comforting to know that God is still in control. He knows the … Continue reading ETERNAL OUTLOOK
With the final debate complete and less than two weeks until the election, have you made up your mind? When I look at the candidates running in the 2020 Presidential election, I see two vastly different individuals. Which, if any, deserves my vote? The short answer is that neither deserves a vote nor the opportunity … Continue reading Who Deserves My Vote?
On this Father's Day, God placed before my eyes a passage in Matthew, leading up to the birth of Jesus, where Joseph learned that Mary was pregnant (Matthew 1:18-23). I couldn't help wondering what it was like for him at that time. I can only imagine the range of emotions that flooded his mind and … Continue reading Pondering a Father