Purpose for Your Pain

One of the certainties of life is that some day you will find yourself in some sort of trouble. Now, I’m not talking about legal difficulties and court appearances but trouble like the challenges we face in life. These challenges can be your health, your finances or even your family. In those times, we need … Continue reading Purpose for Your Pain

Strength through Prayer

Yesterday was Resurrection Sunday and churches all over the world celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As I sat and reflected on this weekend from Friday to Sunday, I asked myself, what is the one thing that you want to remember? As I thought about it, I remembered Luke 22:42-43: “Father, if you are willing, … Continue reading Strength through Prayer

Spend Quality Time with God

Have you ever seen a child who had an assignment to complete but would not settle down and do it? You watch him or her do everything else but prepare for the task ahead. The child believes that it would be as easy as eating ice cream. However, you know from experience that it’s not … Continue reading Spend Quality Time with God

Stay Focused

When you undertake a journey, most of the time, it’s a special time in your life. You selected a destination and determined what you would need to embark on this journey. You saved and made sacrifices so you and your family can enjoy this special time together. We are on this journey; there is anticipation … Continue reading Stay Focused

Lent: The Journey Begins

Last year for the first time I paid attention to Lent. This year, I have decided to experience the entire Lenten season beginning from today, Ash Wednesday, till Easter. Many times we are afraid of the unknown and the labels associated with those activities. But Lent is a period of time when people prepare themselves … Continue reading Lent: The Journey Begins

Put Your Confidence in God

There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears. Philippians 1:6 MSG Have you ever watched someone at work who is confident in their abilities? They … Continue reading Put Your Confidence in God

Just Ask God

If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. James 1:5 AMP It’s always amusing watching small children at play, especially when they want to build something. … Continue reading Just Ask God

True Love Obeys

For the [true] love of God is this: that we habitually keep His commandments and remain focused on His precepts. And His commandments and His precepts are not difficult [to obey]. 1 John 5:3 AMP The dictionary defines habit as something that a person does often in a regular and repeated way. Human beings develop habits to cope with the pressures … Continue reading True Love Obeys

Serve Humbly

He sat down and called the twelve apostles. He told them, “Whoever wants to be the most important person must take the last place and be a servant to everyone else.” Mark 9:35 GW  The market place if full of ideas of what you can do to be successful. It seems that just about everyone … Continue reading Serve Humbly

Worshipping Through Service

Pure and unblemished religion [as it is expressed in outward acts] in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit and look after the fatherless and the widows in their distress, and to keep oneself uncontaminated by the [secular] world.  James 1:27 AMP In the past two years, many people had to examine their … Continue reading Worshipping Through Service