Each year at Thanksgiving, people take time to reflect on all the things they have to be thankful for: family, health, country, friends, turkey and dressing, relationship with God, job, hobbies, God's Word, football, pecan pie, and the list goes on and on. There is certainly much to be thankful for. But God calls us … Continue reading Giving Thanks FOR the Most Difficult Situations?!
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 What do you expect?
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 Taste and see that the Lord is GOOD
The Golden Rule is NOT "do unto others as they do unto you" NOR is it "do unto others before they do unto you." Rather, it is "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" (Matthew 7:12). Or, as we taught our kids when they were younger, "treat others the way you … Continue reading Overcome Evil With Good
What are the governing principles of your life that determine what you think about, say and do? As followers of Jesus, we seek to live our lives in the way of Christ. These Christian ethics help us to navigate the ever-changing streams of contemporary culture, keeping us grounded on the truths of God's Word, helping … Continue reading Christian Ethics
When bad things happen, people ask... "If God is all-powerful, why did He allow this to happen?" "If God is all-loving, how can He sit back and watch people suffer?" "If God is all-knowing, didn't He see this coming?" Those are important questions to consider, and not always easy to answer. I believe there are … Continue reading Is God Good?