Broken

Built From A Remnant

The news has been filled with stories of destroyed churches. Several black churches in Louisiana were burned down by an arsonist. Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris was nearly destroyed by what is thought to be an electrical fire. Terrorist bombings are to blame for the horrific destruction to several churches in Sri Lanka on Easter.…

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Transparent Living

How many people know the real you? How many people truly know the person you see in the mirror?  All of us wear masks. We attempt to hide parts of ourselves from others. We prefer to present a public persona with our flaws and short comings well hidden. There are dangers in this charade? Who…

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Cast Into The Sea

Immediately upon reading today’s title you might wonder, who is going to be cast into the sea. Today the focus is not on someone being cast into the sea but on something being cast into the sea. That thing is sin. God casts our sin into the sea, even when we might be inclined to…

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Jesus Wept For Us

Most people when asked the question, “What is the shortest verse in the King James Bible,” correctly answer, “Jesus Wept.” That verse from John 11:35 is referring to Jesus weeping at the death of His friend Lazarus. That is not the only time that Jesus wept. I believe He also wept over us…..please read more.…

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A Witness for Christ

As Christians, we are called to give witness to our faith. Problems can arise when we lose sight of our role. A witness, as in a courtroom, is neither the judge nor jury. Spiritually speaking, that is God’s role. Christian witnessing means telling the story of how Jesus is working in our life. It is…

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Why Is Being Right So Important?

The necessity to always be right seems to be a sad reality of today’s culture. From arguments with your spouse to outright verbal battles over politics, religion, border walls, abortion, gay rights, health care, or climate change, we all seek to make the case that we are RIGHT! What about you: would you rather be…

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Don’t Focus On Your Burdens

What one big burden is really weighing you down at this moment in your life? Does thinking about your struggles occupy too much of your time? Does it consume you? Is it wearing you down? Perhaps, you are too focused on your burdens. The Bible tells us to shift our gaze towards Jesus. Could finding…

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Help Someone Find Freedom

Have you ever thought of yourself as the key to someone’s freedom? If someone you cared for was afraid to ask you for help, would you be willing to take the first step and ask them if they needed help? What if their bondage was to an embarrassing addiction? According to current statistics you have…

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He Humbled Himself To Be Like Us

Pride, is it good or bad? We are told to take pride in ourselves and in all we do. We are also taught that pride is the root of all evil. Which is it? If anyone ever earned the right to be proud, it would have been God on the seventh day when He rested…

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Unrelenting Thorns

I am convinced that every one of us has some flaw or annoying characteristic that persists, frustrates, annoys, and ultimately aggravates the heck out of us. When these flaws are recurring sins in our life, they can also make us feel weak and ashamed. Our interior battle to overcome these “thorns” can leave us exhausted.…

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