Life in the Rear View Mirror

“He led them forth by the right way.” Psalm 107:7 This declaration by the Psalmist was a testimony of God’s love and power to create a new direction in the lives of His people and lets us better understand how God creates a “new normal” for His people when they experience life-changing events. Our lives are…

Living in the Shadows

“In the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge” (Psa 57:1)  The use of antidepressants has almost doubled since 2002. Twelve percent of men, fifteen percent of women and twelve percent of children are taking some form of psychological and behavioral drugs. The diagnoses of psychological and behavioral issues substantially increased since 2001; more…

How to Have a Meaningful and Eternal Relationship with God

“Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money.” Isaiah 43:24 It is the nature of relationships to move from close and committed to various degrees of intensity even to the separation and rejection of the relationship that was established. Many poems and songs have been written about relationships that have declined from when they were…

Darkness of Doubt or a Life of Faith

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.” Psalm 138:8 A consensus among bible students found that they consider this psalm to have been written by David upon his advancement to the throne of Israel. In this psalm, David praises the Lord for His ability to keep his promises and to bring to pass the completed work that was announced by the…

 Living Life in Jesus

 “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.” Philippians 1:27 What a question to ask of a believer! The word “conversation” does not merely mean our talk and conversing with one another but the whole course of our life and behavior in the world. To place this in a context so we may better understand the depth of this…

 Is God Listening to You?

  Does God actually hear our prayers or is prayer just a religious activity? Prayer can be both. The outcome of our prayers is determined by why and how we are praying. Many people’s motivation to pray is often a religious ritual and not motivated by a desire to be in communion with God. Many official government activities…

Revelation or Religion?

“And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem … and they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them.” Luke 24:33,35 To understand who Jesus is comes by revelation. This account of Jesus revealing Himself to these men is important for us to understand how we…

Foxhole Christians

“Forsake me not, O Lord.” Psalm 38:21 It is said, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” This statement is an adage from World War I. An unknown chaplain from England, preaching the funeral of a fallen warrior, is credited with this saying. It was included in a warning to those facing the battlefield, “Tell the Territorials and soldiers at home that…