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?
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?
Over the previous couple of months, in addition to working on a new book, I have been enjoying the warm summer weather here in Pennsylvania, sitting outside while catching up on some back issues of World and Decision magazines. Much of what I have read is encouraging and thought-provoking. But I can't help feeling disheartened … Continue reading Watch and Pray
We can all relate to the notion of uncertainty. We all face trials and challenges that force us to make decisions that affect our future well-being and livelihood. No one knows the intricate details of his or her life beyond the present. We have desires, goals, and reasonable expectations for the future but no guarantee … Continue reading Uncertainty?
Over this week since the Easter weekend, I have been contemplating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and what it means for us. While Jesus hung on the cross, many of those observing mocked and ridiculed him. “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from … Continue reading Ridiculed, Crucified, but not Defeated
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
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