Always be grateful for the purpose God gave you in life. When we pray give God thanks for your purpose. Pray about his purpose for your marriage, your family, and your community. Praying about our purpose helps us to see clearly God's plan for our days that ultimately end up in a life. I love…Read more Praying with Purpose
Our Family 2020-02-14 There is a time fondly remembered of serving God by doing life as a youth pastor. Monday nights worshipping the Lord with Becky and a band called Dove, teaching the Bible to fully alive students and a great team of volunteers. Afterwards there were games in the gymnasium, and lots of good…Read more On Being a Grandfather
I've been listening to the song, "Goodness of God" over and over this week. I can't stop singing it. It is my "testimony song." It's been awhile since a song has expressed how I feel so clearly. Oh, how I wish that everyone would realize just how great and good God really is. You just…Read more Just Thinking: Reading, a Song, and the Atlanta Braves
"Resolved: that all men should live for the glory of God. Resolved second: That whether others do or not, I will" Jonathan Edwards "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 "The glory of God is man fully alive." Irenaeus These statements motivate…Read more Living For the Glory of God
“All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as…Read more Love and Fear of God
Happy Thanksgiving! Like so many others we want to express our gratitude to God for you and His many blessings. Like last Thanksgiving this has been been a year most of us have faced many challenges. This week three dear friends died. In addition to writing messages for Thanksgiving I’ve been preparing funeral messages for…Read more Happy Thanksgiving 2021
Pray for the Persecuted It comes as a surprise to many that the most persecuted group of people in the world are Christians. Further, it comes as a surprise that the overwhelming majority of Christians are people of color. Around the world our brothers and sisters in Christ are being persecuted and martyred for their…Read more Pray for The Persecuted
It's a prayer request that I can readily relate to; perhaps you can too. “Keep on praying for us. We are sure we have a clear conscience, because we want to do the right thing at all times.” (Hebrews 13:18, GN) If the writer of a book of the Bible needed prayer to do the…Read more Do The Right Thing!
Water is the best way to hydrate your body or quench your thirst. Your body craves water. More than 50% of your body is water. God created us so that we crave fluids, hopefully you are hydrating with water throughout the day. It is socially cool to carry a water bottle with you. It is…Read more Stay Thirsty!
“This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus.” (1 John 4:17, NIV) I love that phrase "we are like Jesus" as love is made complete among us. We become more loving by spending time daily worshiping…Read more “We are like Jesus.” May that be true of us!