Begin Again (#101)

Jesus and His disciples had withdrew as the Crucifixion approached. A short time later, Jesus begins to inform the disciples about the suffering and terrible things He would have to endure. His words were shocking, unfathomable, and Peter quickly cuts Him off (almost out of terror to hear more) declaring that he would follow Jesus…

Rain of Blessings (#93)

God desires for you to demonstrate love and trust. Notice the word is *demonstrate*. Not simply say the words, but actually do the action. Did your spouse, family member, or significant other say something hurtful to you? Respond (demonstrate) in love. God will handle the rest. "...we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and…

Sword of Truth (#92)

There are many people who are familiar with the ancient book called the Holy Bible. Some are scholars - people who study the Book and its teachings. Some are teachers - those who explain the meanings and interpretations of the text. Some are readers - individuals who pore over the words and mediate on its…

Oath of Dawn (#91)

Morning is a great time to sit down and set aside time to spend with God. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our jam-packed daily lives and activities, that we feel we need to get a head start on our list. Most of the time, that means that God gets the leftovers of our…

Deep Roots (#88)

Let's delve deeper into a universal aspect of the human condition. We have all planted roots into something. Whether it be in a belief, attitude, relationship, mindset, or worldview. It is the place that we come back to in order to feel comforted, relieved, or reassured. In the Christian faith, believers understand that the place…

Save and Deliver (#79)

Today, there are many people in need of a rescue. Turn on the news, read the papers, and it is difficult to fathom the suffering that goes on in the world. We see the stories from abroad, an ocean away, and we can feel our heart strings tug for those caught up in tragic events…