The Shrewd Money Manager

Jesus tells a story in Luke chapter 16. Like all of his parables, Jesus tells this story in a way that causes people to think deeply about the spiritual truth he is teaching. There are twists and turns and surprises that make the story memorable. I first remember studying this story as an adult when... Continue Reading →

What do you expect?

Expectations make a difference. Some people have no expectations Some people have low expectations Some people have high expectations God has high expectations of himself. He always thinks, speaks and acts in the right ways. He always does so with a pure heart. Everything he does is with excellence, with integrity, with love, with faithfulness,... Continue Reading →

Dry bones come back to life!

If you saw a news headline that declared, "Dry bones come back to life!" you might think you were reading from a tabloid news outlet or maybe the entertainment section. You certainly would not expect it to be written by an eyewitness reporter who was on the scene when it happened. But the prophet Ezekiel... Continue Reading →

NCAA Football National Championship

Alabama vs Oklahoma. Clemson vs Notre Dame. One of these four teams will become the NCAA football national champion this season. For more than thirty years, I have been a fan of Notre Dame. I'm a realistic fan but a fan nonetheless. I'm rooting for them to defeat Clemson then take on the Alabama/Oklahoma winner... Continue Reading →

It really is all about Jesus

In our home, we have many beautiful Christmas decorations. My wife does a wonderful job decorating our home for the holidays. On one shelf, we have several nativity sets. And at the center of each nativity set is Jesus. That's the way every day of our lives should be -- Jesus at the center. The... Continue Reading →

When Bad Things Happen

According to the Roman historian Tacitus, in the early days of Christianity followers of Jesus were paraded before the masses in the Coliseum in Rome, fighting for their very lives before being torn apart by lions. What a humiliating, frightening, painful, horrible way to die, simply for being a Christian. Yet these followers of Jesus... Continue Reading →

Trust in the Lord

trust  verbdefinition: to rely on the truthfulness or accuracy of; believe into place confidence in; depend onto hope or expect confidently The Bible tells us to trust in the Lord. He is our rock and our redeemer, our strength and our confidence, the One who directs and guides our life.  People around the world trust in... Continue Reading →

A Life Full of Blessings

The Proverbs show us the way to joyful, abundant, Christ-honoring living, a life full of God's blessings. Do you want to experience this kind of life? Now first things first: realize that the Proverbs are not so much guaranteed promises from God but rather are general principles from God that guide the way we live as... Continue Reading →

Taste and see that the Lord is GOOD

Life is not always good. Life brings troubles. Sometimes they are small issues and sometimes they are major problems. Sometimes your troubles are your fault and sometimes they are someone else's fault. Sometimes you may not even know the source of the challenges you are facing, but the challenges are there nonetheless. When troubles come... Continue Reading →

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