Choosing NOT to Sin

“3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith” -1 John 5:3-4 Growing up I was never the type of kid that caused a lot of […]

We Confess…He Forgives

“8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar […]

Choices Matter

“Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life.” (Deuteronomy 30:19-20, NIV) When God created man in his own image, he created us with a free will which enables […]

Are We Showing Our Backs Or Opening Our Arms?

I think we sometimes think we shouldn’t make any mistakes. We tilt our noses in the air and lift our heads up high when we see or hear of someone that should’ve known better – fall flat on their face in a public way. We act as if OUR child would never have done that. […]

The Trash Heap

“Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” — Psalm 51:7, NIV Don’t you find the little things in life so annoying? I certainly do! Just this morning, I found myself searching through the kitchen garbage yet again for an inch-long metal splint the orthopedic […]

Is Hell Really Real?

Is Heaven?  Many people believe in heaven, but not hell. Many folks don’t want to believe the alternative to Heaven is hell.  They refuse to accept that people will actually end up in an eternal furnace of torture. Athiests say we’re born, we live, we die, and rot.  End of story.  Agnostics aren’t all that sure; prove it to them.  Various […]

Cleansing The Temple

I was purging my closet a few weeks ago and I threw out everything that was too big for me.  I decided against tossing out most of the things that were too small.  I discarded the dated, trendy stuff and kept the classic-styles even though I had to squeeze into them.  You might surmise that I’m […]

Be Killing Sin

For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Romans 8:13 Grass is persistent and relentless. Time and again grass must be cut to keep it under control, but time and again it grows right back. […]

Do Not Hide From God

I’ve often found that some of the most difficult times to turn to the Lord occur right after I sin against Him.  I’ll choose to rebel against Him and find myself running from Him afterwards, my heart full of fear.  I’ll politely refuse when people ask me to pray, or I’ll avoid my quiet times, […]