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The Fine Art of Waiting

Psalm 40:1  I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. One of the most difficult things to learn is the fine art of waiting, particularly when you are younger.  We are naturally wired to satisfy a desire or “want” quickly.  Athletes must necessarily learn this important discipline of waiting […]

Greater love has no one than this…

John 15:  12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. The Olympics can be a wonderful stage for book-worthy stories.  The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia are no exception.  One such story comes from the Canadian […]

How Can That be God’s Will?!

Jeremiah 29  11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. This scripture has been an encouragement to me in difficult times.  However, I have also heard it associated with a “prosperity gospel”, that being the Christian doctrine […]

The Worst of Sinners – Me!

1 Timothy 1:  15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst.  The Apostle Paul is such a model to me of a right understanding of our place as Christians.  Paul was handpicked by God to be the man to lead the formation of […]

Nothing on the Mountain Top

Matthew 6: 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Deion Sanders was a sports superstar in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.  Millions of American boys dream of being a National Football League (NFL) star or Major League Baseball (MLB) star, but Deion Sanders […]

God’s Chemical Miracle of Sex

Matthew 19:4b-5 “at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’. Dr. Freda Bush and Dr. Joe McIlhaney are Obstetrician/Gynecologists and co-authors of “Girls Uncovered” and “Hooked”.  In these […]

Here am I. Send Me!

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!”   As Christians we may often picture God with a list of special tasks and then a corresponding list of his people to accomplish the tasks.  […]

The Sin of Omission

James 4:17 Anyone then who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it sins. If we are honest as Christians, we typically know if we have sinned or are sinning.  Unless tarnished, our God-given conscience tells us if we have committed an act of sin.  Earlier in his book, James gives an insightful […]