Opening Up the Best Known Verse in the Bible

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 The following diagram of John 3:16 was shared by James Montgomery Boice in a devotional called How Great Thou Art. It gives perspective to the simple […]

My NYR List For A Better 2016!

Is it possible you can make 2016 a better year by creating a list of New Year’s Resolutions?   I don’t know, but I’m gonna try. Whether you see it as motivation, inspiration, or an exercise in futility—The New Year’s Resolutions List has made its annual appearance here there and everywhere.  That’s a Beatles reference […]

Lessons From A Child On Sharing Your Faith

We all have flaws.  His was that he was a leper. But this story isn’t about him, it’s about her. About a little girl child, part of the spoils of war, who without hostility or bitterness, without meanness or vengeful spite wanted to see him healed. How does a child, abducted from her family and […]

Does Your Bible Reading Kindle a Fire in Your Heart?

  What would it be like if Jesus led your personal Bible reading/study time?   In a word—awesome!   When it happened to a couple of  bummed out disciples walking along a dusty road to Emmaus, they said “. . .our hearts burned within us while he talked to us on the road, while He […]

Jesus Has A Knack For Repurposing

  These old jars weren’t manufactured as fence decorations. Nope. They had a whole different life before they became fence decorations.  But someone had a new purpose in mind for each one. That is just what God does with some of us, He repurposes us. Today I was thinking about Moses and Samuel.   Moses […]

Why You’re Not In Heaven Yet.

  To that one thief on the cross next to Him Jesus said, “Today you’ll be with Me in Paradise.” Why aren’t we? In Paradise I mean. If we’ve believed at, say, 7 years old, then why don’t we just blink and find ourselves in heaven. Or maybe 17 like I was when I first […]

The Raw Potato Solution

  Is there anything better than finding a simple solution to a difficult problem? We all have them, difficult problems that is. The frequent frustrations and battle fatigue that come with raising small children. The lonely corners of a marriage, and every marriage, even a really good one, has them. Politics at work, disillusionment at […]