Are We There Yet?

“Continue in the faith.” Acts 14:22 Are we there yet? Every parent that has taken a road trip has heard these words. Our Christian walk is a pilgrimage as we pass from this world to the next where we will end our journey to the Father’s house. This world is fraught with pitfalls and to…

Worry, Work or Prayer?

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee.” Psalm 55:22 Life is filled with “burdens.” These burdens are often consuming our thoughts and often overtake our rest and sleep. How we face the “burdens” of life will control not only our thoughts and actions but will be a disrupter of our spiritual…

Undeserving Compassion

“What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?” 2 Samuel 9:8 This statement was not an attempt of self-deprecation but a statement of fact. Life has dealt this man what would be considered a terrible past and a worse future. Mephibosheth was only 5 years old when he…

 Choosing the Beggar

The New Mentality “So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king’s table; and was lame on both his feet.” 2 Samuel 9:13 The often used saying, “Beggars cannot be choosers”, found its way into the colloquialisms of the European culture through a book of proverbs compiled by John Heywood in 1546.  This expression, when it first…

The Faith Agreement

The Stars of the Heaven “Whom he justified, them he also glorified.” (Romans 8:30) “Promises are made to be broken” is an often-used conversation device employed to describe the inability of well-intended people to keep their promises to themselves and others. This weakness in human behavior is not just a present-day experience. The history of this…

Living in the Past

Memories can Haunt Us As we pass through our lives we will pass through many valleys that hold memories of the “shadows of death” that David, King of Israel, spoke about in the well-known passage found in the 23rd Psalm. How we position these experiences in our memories will govern not only how we recall…