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Forgiveness; It’s Not Cheap, but Why We Can’t Afford NOT to Give it Away!

I’ve done some stupid things in my life. Some I laugh at and some, I don’t realize just how stupid until I am living in the regret of what I did later in life and it is quite painful. You see, the biblical truth of “you reap what you sow” is a natural law as…

So Close to the Floor

I never knew You lived so close to the floor but every time I am bowed down crushed by this weight of grief I feel Your hand on my head Your breath on my cheek Your tears on my neck You never tell me to pull myself together to stem the flow of many years…

The Battle for Middle Earth

If you are familiar at all with J.R.R. Tolkien, you know Middle Earth.  Middle-Earth is the setting of much of Tolkien's writing that forms the background to his LORD OF THE RINGS. Gondor, Isengard, Rohan, Minas Tirith, Rivendell, The Shire and more ....all regions within Middle Earth. And of course, who can forget, Mordor! All these regions had…

A Beautiful Picture of God’s Heart

One of my favorite stories in the Bible is in Luke 18. It is a beautiful picture of how God sees things. A beautiful picture of His heart of mercy and a stark reminder that without it, we are all sunk! Luke 18:9-14New Living Translation (NLT) 9 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great…

PRAISE…..what does it mean for our lives?

I was half asleep this morning, upon waking, which is when most of my great ideas come, when I starting pondering the idea of PRAISE! Yes, in the sense of praising God, but simply about what it means. What does it mean to our ordinary, everyday life? Not in a worship service or gathering but…

You Are in Good Company!

Psalm 13  (NKJV) To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. 1 How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? 2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me? 3 Consider and…

Taking Back Our Health!

Healthcare professionals are wonderful gifts from God! They help us in trauma, and life threatening situations and can help us answer some of the most complex questions we have about our health. But we cannot get to the place where we give all of our power and choices for health over to them. I have come to understand through battling…

Build Your House, Build Your Nation

I think of my children often.  About as often as I take a breath or have a heartbeat. They are in my thoughts and prayers like breathing. It is impossible for me to think about life without thinking of them. And although they're grown now with lives of their own, the relationships that have been…

FINDING OUR WORTH IN JESUS CHRIST

Many of us flail through life wondering who we are while trying to obtain our worth from things, people and accomplishments. We do this because we have no sense of worth within ourselves so we look incessantly outside ourselves or in other things. If you've lived long enough, you know what a futile trek this is.…

Distractions and How to Deal With Them

“My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me, and to finish His work." "Get behind Me, Satan! You are in My way [an offense and a hindrance and a snare to me......" These statements were made by Jesus, among many others, as circumstances and voices tried to take Him away from…

The Posture of Worship

Today, I was looking for pictures in a "Google" search of the word WORSHIP. This is what I was inundated with: We see the lights, the stages and yes, the hands lifted. And, although I understand the concept and agree it is about the children of God coming together to worship God, if this is the image…

If Your Hand Causes You to Sin……

CUT IT OFF!!! That's what Jesus said! Not take it to counseling to figure out why it happened. Not sit down and discuss it with someone. CUT IT OFF!! Was Jesus speaking literally? Well in some cultures that's what they do. If you steal, they cut your hand off. Needless to say, the crime rate…