Doing What Is Good

 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:9-10 NLT Just about everyone enjoys helping people. … Continue reading Doing What Is Good

Walk With God

“So obey the commands of the Lord your God by walking in his ways and fearing him. Deuteronomy 8:6 NLT In every area of life, there are benefits for following the rules. If you are a driver, the posted speed limit is the rule to follow. If you stay within the speed limit, all is well. If … Continue reading Walk With God

Good Ground

 The season I love the most is spring. Spring comes after the winter and it doesn’t matter how brutal the winter season is, spring follows winter. I love to see the trees budding; the perennial plants pushing through the soil. I love the feel of the sun on my face and the warmth it brings.Spring … Continue reading Good Ground

That’s My God

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Romans 8:31 NLT Children at play can be a source of amusement. Even when they are very young, they form alliances that govern how they interact on the playground. If a new child enters … Continue reading That’s My God

Change Your Heart

And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. Ezekiel 36:26 NLT When you work in the garden, it’s important to remove items that will hamper the growth of the plant. I … Continue reading Change Your Heart

Just Pray

Ask the Lord for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture. Zechariah 10:1 NLT. April showers bring May flowers. That is what many people say when we face many days without a ray of sunshine in April. Some curriculum writers integrate … Continue reading Just Pray

It Is Finished!

 Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). There they nailed him to the cross. Two others were crucified with him, one on either side, with Jesus between them. John 19:17-18 NLT It’s a shared experience of childhood: you will get blamed for something you didn’t do. … Continue reading It Is Finished!

God Rewards Submission

He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” Matthew 26:39 NLT When I was a teenager, there was someone who needed to hear … Continue reading God Rewards Submission

The Price of Loyalty

Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, went to the leading priests and asked, “How much will you pay me to betray Jesus to you?” And they gave him thirty pieces of silver. Matthew 26:14-15 NLT There is a saying that every man has his price. I don’t believe that that saying is completely true, … Continue reading The Price of Loyalty