Martin Luther: A Catastrophe to Hit Western Civilization

  “For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from the first to the last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”” Romans 1:17 How thankful are you for God’s Word? At anytime you can open your Bible and read words that comfort,… Read More »

John Newton Would Have Made a Great Blogger!

“Each one should use whatever gift he has been given to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  1 Peter 4:10 If John Newton had lived during the 21st Century he  would have made a great blogger and, I’m sure, made the New York Times Best Sellers List with his autobiography, An… Read More »

George Washington Carver: From Peanuts to Presidents

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vein conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interest, but also to the interest of others.”  Phil 2:3 & 4 The boll weevil, a nasty beetle that reproduces at an alarming rate, was making its way… Read More »

Betsie ten Boom: Living in Community, Christ’s Way

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32 Living together in community is not easy, even a church community. There are so many reasons to get offended by things others say and do. Then, of course, we ourselves say and do things that offend… Read More »

George Muller’s 50,000 Answered Prayers!

“Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7&8 I am beginning a series called “The ABC’s of Scripture: Stories of… Read More »

Acting or Speaking in Public: Two Habits to Avoid

Are you being asked to speak in front of people? Perhaps it’s to share your testimony or a message in church; act in the Christmas or Easter play or just recite scripture? Are you nervous? When people are nervous they tend to speak very quickly. NOT a good idea! You may speak quickly just to get it… Read More »

Being an Effective Communicator

Work on having an expressive voice We’ve all heard them. The speaker who was so boring to listen to that you had to prop your eyes open with toothpicks. Their voice so uninteresting that you found yourself distracted by thoughts of whether you had turned the light off in the bathroom before you left home.… Read More »

Finding Your Purpose: The Story of Gladys Aylward

Have you ever wondered what your purpose is? I think everyone should ask God this question. “Lord, what have you purposed me for?” Now, if your kitchen is anything like mine you probably have a drawer for your cooking utensils. I’m betting its not crammed full of just wooden spoons or whisks. You probably have… Read More »