June 8, 2023

The Issue with Profit We hear the word profit and immediately think of money or something financial. We look at the definition and find the first portion stating “a financial gain, especially the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent.” However, if we study further, we see a second part of the meaning of the word profit. It is there we find the context for this scripture and this thought. The other definition of the word profit is... Read more

June 1, 2023

Who/what is your rock that you lean on? Will it/they help you get where you are going? David writes in Psalm 18:2: “The LORD is my Rock, and my fortress, and my Deliverer; my God, my strength, in Whom I will trust; my Buckler, and the Horn of my Salvation, and my High Tower.”   Power and strength When we hear the word strength, we immediately think of physical power. In my day, I have been around dominant athletes. I... Read more

May 31, 2023

See not Say (what is our witness) In my teaching and preaching over the years, one of the most consistent messages I have taught is that our life is our witness. In other words, what people see is extremely important. The way we treat one another matters. The words we speak to one another can change one’s entire day. The care shown for one another is vital to the life cycle and the joy found there within. Our relationship with... Read more

May 26, 2023

We look at history and find places of great joy and amazement. Sadly at other times, we see horror and despair. If one studies history, we can see a constant battle between good and evil. Moreover, we witness the continual effort to either remove God or become God. This truth is not new; it did not start just a few years ago.  But, this has been going on nearly since creation. And with the increase in the human population, it... Read more

May 25, 2023

Coins or something else? What is Change? We instantly think of coins when we hear the word change, if we are in a transaction. However, the word change, often times in this life, has nothing to do with coins. They say with age comes wisdom. I am unsure about that as I look around, but it certainly brings reflection. As I sit here this morning planning my day, I think of my little grandsons. What do they consider when they... Read more

May 22, 2023

(Worthy?)The battle is real We often struggle with finding worthiness. It may be a competitive spirit between siblings, a rivalry at school, or a struggle at the office. But, over this journey we call life, we often feel that we fall short when it comes to feeling worthy. Unfortunately, society seems to breed this state of mind. Many feel conditioned to accept or even embrace this lie that we are no good or have no value. We see our flaws.... Read more

May 17, 2023

  Seeking Answers What are the answers we find at the cross? I saw this comment some time back:”I may have a few screws loose, but 3 NAILS hold me together.”  We all know that life is not always a comfortable journey. We have all had ups and downs. However, Jesus said that if we follow Him, we are guaranteed some issues because we are not going by the world’s ways. The Bible teaches that we are no longer of... Read more

May 16, 2023

The Issue at Hand (right and wrong) We get consumed with right and wrong in this life. In other words, it is a burden that many carry around. However, it is most often not the actions of one’s self but rather others that most are concerned with. I have seen this direct the lives of so many over the years. Sadly, I have even seen this issue cause great division in the church. In my daily reading today from the... Read more

May 15, 2023

Swiftness of Time Time, indeed it, is filled with swift transition. It seems as each day goes by, time moves a little faster, and the next day, month, or year is here before we expected it to be. We should learn to build our hopes on things eternal because that is where it counts. The hope offered by the world is, at best, temporary. We certainly cannot rely on it because, at the drop of a hat, it changes, and... Read more

May 12, 2023

    “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4 Certain words bring images or thoughts to our minds almost instantly. We live in a visual world; it is all about what we see. For example, we hear “beauty” and immediately think of how... Read more

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