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Our Time on this Earth

I received the following thoughts by an unknown author via email. As I am about to celebrate another birthday, this article made me reflect about many things in my life. The thoughts expressed here are something to seriously think about this day and every day that God allow us to live (Acts 17:24-25): You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married…

Standing Strong in Hard Times

In II Tim. 2:1-5, Paul tells Timothy what the world would be like in the last days. Even a cursory glance at today’s culture and we can see that Paul painted a pretty accurate picture of current Western civilization. One should not be surprised. Man has always been in rebellion against God and the rise and fall of civilizations attests to this. Christians trying to be faithful in the climate of today’s culture may find themselves becoming very discouraged. One…

The Love of God for Us

Have you ever stopped to ponder the variety of ways in which God chooses to show us His love for us? I am highly confident that the ways and means He uses to show us His love are innumerable and as infinite as the stars of the sky or the sand of the seashore. Yet, sometimes we still wonder if He really, honestly, truly loves us. Flowers can speak to us of how He longs to whisper to us. Mountain…
Giraffe, a portrait

That’s Something You Don’t See Everyday.

I live in Decatur, Alabama, if you know me, you know that. What you may not know is that I have a giraffe for a neighbor. Seriously, one of my neighbors owns a giraffe. On a regular basis, as I turn the street to head to my house, there is a crowd gathered to see this strange sight. In fact, a few days ago, I stopped on my way home because the giraffe was near the fence line and got…

Think Globally, Act Locally

In 1969, the environmental group Friends of the Earth, had as its slogan, “Think Globally, Act Locally.” The basic message if this slogan was to encourage people to do what they could for the conservation of the entire world’s environment by taking action in their local area to help conserve and clean up the neighborhood environment – all the while maintaining an overall view of the rest of the world. They believed that if people in each locality would take…
Book with opened pages and shape of heart in girl hands. Copy space. Love concept

Useless?

Corinthians 15:58 in the New Living Translation says this, “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that NOTHING YOU DO FOR THE LORD IS EVER USELESS.“ (emphasis mine) My guess is that you have a moment or even a season in your life when you felt like the things you did for the Lord were not accomplishing all that much. I have had many a young mother tell…
Wedding rings on white background-5

Marriage

A husband and his wife walked into an office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations and stated, “We want to become FBI agents.” “Well,” the agent who met them responded, “FBI agents usually do not just come off of the streets—there is a process of vigorous training to become an elite agent of the FBI.” Nevertheless, this did not deter them from their quest of becoming FBI agents. “All right,” said the agent, “let us see if you qualify to…
Mountain footpath at sunrise

It’s a New Day

Lamentations 3:22-23, “The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” It’s a new day. Jeremiah tells us in Lamentations 3 that with each new day comes with new mercy. Because the faithful love of the Lord never ends, his mercies are available each new day. If the Lord woke you up today then those mercies are available to you. What a gift. What a blessing. God…
Running.

Let Us Run the Race

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).  BETWEEN NOW AND THE TIME OF OUR DEPARTURE FROM THIS LIFE, THERE IS A “RACE” THAT HAS TO BE RUN. And frankly, the image of a race is mainly an image of pain. Anyone who has ever…

Abraham, You Did What?

In Genesis 22, we have the true story of how Abraham was tested by God.  He is told to take his only son, the son of every promise God had made to him, and sacrifice him on a hill far away.  Abraham gets up early the next day with some servants and his son and head on a three day journey to Mount Moriah (the same mountain where Jesus was sacrificed for our sins on an old rugged cross).  As…

The Coronation of King Jesus

Jesus had a traveling sermon that he preached everywhere he went.  We find the outline of that sermon in Mark 1:14-15, “…Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” We tend to think of the gospel as the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, and it is, but the gospel is NOT limited to those three truths we celebrated last week.…

My Prayer this Week…

Holy God, in Jesus name, I come into your presence.  I am still amazed that you invite me to talk with you, but I am so thankful.  You are everything and I am nothing, but you treat me as your special treasure and call me your own!   Lord, you are fully aware of what is going on in the world you created.  I know that you are not caught off guard by this pandemic.  There is so much I don’t know…why…