Make Room For God
May 29th, 2020
The greatest deception is self-deception.  That’s when you become complicit in your own destruction.  Proverbs 18:9 says that the person who does not use his endeavors to heal himself is brother to him who commits suicide.  That’s not making any room for God.  You give Him access when you apply His Word. It’s one thing to say you value wisdom, like wisdom, and even prefer wisdom, but it’s another ...
Persistence Of Resistance
May 23rd, 2020
There she was again.  A precious little dove appeared through the window at the top of our front door with more straw and twigs.  She was building a nest on top of a spring wreath we have decorating our entrance.  I’m sure her mate was helping some, but my observation said she was doing all the heavy lifting.  I admired her because she was persistent.  Pam and I kept gently shooing her away but wh...
Connected is Protected
May 14th, 2020
Relationships amount to the ultimate context of life. God made you for relationship.  The first priority is to be in relationship with Him, and then secondly to be in proper order with other people. When God created mankind He created them in Genesis 1 as male and female, but that was still in the spiritual stage. At this point there was no physical representation of mankind yet. Then in Genesis 2...
Connected is Directed
May 7th, 2020
Psalm 119 is a famous chapter in the Bible for two reasons: it is the longest chapter with 176 verses; and almost every verse mentions God’s Word in some way.  This is significant because God’s Word is active, powerful, and eternally unchanging.  The Word is the true Light, as it clearly says in John 1.  So when we read, investigate, and meditate on Scripture we are actually connecting to God, His...
Never Alone
May 1st, 2020
Feelings can be tricky.  Have you ever been in a crowd of people and felt alone?  You probably have.  I know I have.  Or have you ever been out with a small group, like two or three people, but felt more alone than if you actually were by yourself?  It’s a pretty awful feeling, and yet we just proved my point - feelings can be tricky.  In both cases you weren’t alone, but you sure felt alone. Ther...