Trying To Live Like Jesus

As I write this message my wife, and I are enjoying an extended camping trip in the Northeast Georgia mountains, surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation. Every Thursday night is karaoke night at this campground. If you have tried karaoke, you know that it’s not easy to sing like the original artist, yet people…

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Navigating The Seasons Of Life

Life has ups and downs, highs and lows, disappointments and accomplishments. We experience joy and sorrow. Life of course, brings with it trials, sufferings, and setbacks. To navigate the roller coaster of life, we need to have a properly calibrated compass. This compass is our authentic ideal. Is our compass pointed in the right direction?…

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Cling To The Rock

America is at unrest over the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning abortion. As a nation, we are still trying to cope with many issues brought on by the recent pandemic. Violence and mass shootings are on the rise. And for a variety of reasons, mental health problems, for some people, have hit a breaking point.…

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A Prayer To End Babel

This past Sunday was Pentecost Sunday. On that day we celebrated the pouring out of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles in the form of tongues of fire. When the apostles spoke, there was no confusion. Everyone present heard and understood them. The word babel is defined as: a scene of noise or confusion. Today…

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Two Things We Can Do Today

The news of the school shooting in Uvalde, TX broke my heart. I experienced a rush of emotions. I was immediately overwhelmed by sadness and I prayed for everyone involved. Soon, my thoughts included frustration and confusion. Perhaps you experienced these same emotions. How can we stop these senseless killings I wondered? I prayed that…

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The Last Supper Painted With Words

It was in November of 2011. I knelt down to pray in a dimly lit chapel. This was the third night of an eight-day silent Christian retreat. Little did I know, that what was about to transpire over the next fifteen minutes would not only change my life, but also touch and change the lives…

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Send Me Lord!

Each of us has been given an amazingly important gift. It came in the form of a message. The message reveals God’s plan for the salvation of His people. We know that Christ was crucified for our sins, buried, and in accordance with the Scriptures, rose from the dead on the third day. This is…

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Overcoming Addiction

Overeating, gambling, drugs, alcohol, smoking, sex, video games, porn viewing, and many other things, including even work, can become addictions. For many, the battle to break free from these addictions is lifelong. Some Christians believe that prayer alone is the path to freedom. It can be! Certainly, faith and prayer are essential to recovery. But…

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Preparing for Storms

The weather forecast called for snow, ice, and high winds. The parking lot at the grocery store was full. Inside people were scurrying everywhere with carts filled with essentials. Shelves were becoming bare. Meanwhile, phones were ringing off the hook at the generator supply company. We often wait to the last minute to prepare for…

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