Martin Luther: A Catastrophe to Hit Western Civilization

  How thankful are you for God’s Word? At anytime you can open your Bible and read words that comfort, encourage and convict you? What if you were born in the 16th Century instead of the 21st? Welcome to my next installment of The ABC’s of Scripture and Christians Who Lived Them. “For in the… Read More »

John Newton Would Have Made a Great Blogger!

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 Authentic Narrative of Some Remarkable and Interesting Particulars in the Life of John Newton.  Here’s the next installment of The ABC’s of Scripture and… Read More »

George Washington Carver: From Peanuts to Presidents

How do we measure success? Usually its how much money we make or the quality of the things we own. Perhaps the recognition and accolades we receive from others. However, in light of Eternity, we should be measuring it differently. In my next installment of The ABC’s of Scripture and Christians Who Lived Them you… Read More »

Horatio Spafford’s “It is Well with my Soul” hymn

  You are probably a little familiar with the story behind the hymn, It Is Well with My Soul, written by Horatio Spafford, but, then again, “maybe not. Life is filled with difficulties and even tragedy. This is not heaven! We often have so many questions. “Why?” being one of them. How can we possibly… 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 »