A little over a month ago we moved into our new home. It’s an older home with a lot of character and many initial renovation projects needing done. None of them were necessary because of age problems, but essential for customizing our home how we want: painting, tile, ceiling texture, GFI’s, and more painting. After laying most of the tile in our main room, we decided to stay in a hotel for 24 hours to let the floor dry.
If you live in Vegas, and you want a cheap room, your hotel accommodations will probably be at a casino too. However, if you live in Vegas, you don’t like the Strip so you go to a local casino.… Continue reading
“Be a Berean.” This command references the Bereans response to the Gospel message they heard when Paul and Silas preached to them in the synagogue of the Jews. The Jews in the synagogue heard the message and responded by going away and studying Scripture. “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11). When we issue this command to people, we are asking them to be discerning about what they hear and make sure the teaching is inline with Scripture.… Continue reading
It’s the weekend! YAY! For most of us, today is a day of rest (and play) followed by the glories of Sunday and Corporate Worship!
I pray you enjoy your weekends and time with family, friends, and loved ones. For those of us who still work, I pray we labor for His glory, and enjoy the opportunity to work. Sunday morning Corporate Worship is around the corner. Are we prepared? Think about it, when you go on vacation, camping, to a game, movie, date, park, grocery store, you prepare. I wonder how many of us roll out of bed, get in car, and just show up to church?… Continue reading
Below is my Babylon Bee reject. After visiting a spot in Europe 6 times, I learned a valuable lesson. To Americans, there are two, maybe three places missionaries go: Africa and Mexico. When it comes to short term missions, that is youth group work. People would see the photos of where I went and say, “That’s a missions trip?!” But if we could see hearts the way God sees hearts, you’d demand we send more back to my location. Here is my love for missions and satire combined in one.
Missionary’s Calling in Doubt for Considering Ministry Location Outside of Africa
It’s absurd to think of missions outside of Africa.… Continue reading
Addiction is deplorable for every reason. The person addicted to a substance or action is often miserable in the addiction. Family members suffer for multiple reasons: seeing a person addicted, loss of finances, stability, fighting against manipulation, crime, and the heartache and devastation coming from the addiction. Of course the most important issue is the person’s relationship to Christ. Addiction does not magnify God’s worth or exalt Him. An addict has little hope she truly knows Christ because she is not living under the direction of the Holy Spirit, but controlled by her fleshly desires.
When dealing with an addict, it takes little time to convince people one of the problems is the addiction.… Continue reading