October 17, 2018

When crisis’ come, there is solace in the Scriptures, so here are 10 powerful Bible verses to read when dealing with a crisis. Common to All Just about everyone has faced a crisis in their life. In fact, you have either just gone through one, you are going through one now, or it’s just ahead. These crisis’ can be about a divorce, finances, a wayward child, cancer, a lost job, and even the loss of a loved one, so the… Read more

October 15, 2018

I believe the tongue is the hardest member of the human body to control, so how do you tame the tongue? Bridling the Tongue The Book of James has been called one of the books of wisdom in the Bible, and in this book, James writes about the tongue. It may be one of the smallest members of the human body, but I believe it’s one of the hardest to control. I don’t mean controlling it in constructing sounds, but… Read more

October 12, 2018

The Bible speaks of blasphemy, but what does it mean to blasphemy? What Blasphemy Means Blasphemy means to take the Lord God’s name in vain and use it in a worthless manner, which includes using it as a swear word. The Bible says that God will not let anyone get away with that (Deut 5:11), but what about euphemisms like “Gosh darn it” or “Jeeze,” “Oh my God,” and some even using “OMFG?” Anytime God’s name is used in an… Read more

October 10, 2018

Are you having difficulty in being content with life? Here’s some biblical help. State of Mind When I think about contentment, and the question comes to me, “Is the glass half empty or half full,” typically, my response is, “I’m just glad I have a glass!” Besides, isn’t it both? Whether it’s half empty or half full is not an issue for me because, at least I have a glass! Contentment is a choice, and it’s not something we naturally… Read more

October 8, 2018

How were people saved before Jesus died on the cross? Saved by Grace Believers have the privilege of looking backward at the saints of the Old Testament, and seeing how their belief in God was validated by their actions (more on that later), but today we know that it is “by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” (Eph 2:8), so it is “not a result of… Read more

October 5, 2018

When believers finally enter the kingdom, will they recognize family members and friends? Lazarus and the Rich Man What does the Bible say about who we will know once we get to heaven? One of Jesus’ most powerful accounts is that of Lazarus and the Rich Man. Let’s read the account to see if this gives us any help as to whether we will recognize people on the other side of eternity, even after death. It is found in Luke… Read more

October 3, 2018

We are not saved by works but saved to do works, so here’s what the Bible says about works. Not by Works Jesus said that the kingdom of God is about repentance and faith or belief (Mark 1:14-15), but it is only through Jesus Christ that we can be saved. The Bible teaches that it is “by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man… Read more

October 1, 2018

Everyone gets angry, even Jesus, but what happens when the anger is dysfunctional? Here are some great Bible verses to read when you’re angry. Be Angry I had never imagined that there was a command to be angry, but here it is, written by the Apostle Paul who wrote, “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil” (Eph 4:26-27).  Anger is good when it’s justifiable…. Read more

September 28, 2018

Nursing homes residents live in one of the loneliest places on the planet, and many of them feel scuttled by family and society. Scuttled by Society We are a society in which people seem to be disposable, and it’s become acceptable. Abortion is one example, but, when someone reaches an age where they can no longer care for themselves, and family is not able to care for them either, they must either pay for in-home care (if they can afford… Read more

September 26, 2018

Has worshiping God been replaced by programs, music, and entertainment on stage? In some cases, yes! In Spirit and Truth Jesus told the Samaritan woman at the well that God is seeking those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 3:24), but what does that mean? If we worship God is spirit only and have no truth, our worship will be vain or useless to God. On the other hand, if we worship God only in truth… Read more

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