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And the Sun Stood Still

And the Sun Stood Still

My “Chapter a Day” reading schedule has me in the New Testament book of John these days. As I work my way through this book, prayerfully asking the Lord to give me eyes to see and ears to hear what he has for me, I’ve been struck by the number of times the word...

Decision Time

Decision Time

On September 22, 2022 Fox News ran a headline that read, “Christianity quickly diminishing in US, on pace to become minority religion…” A similar headline appeared on December 09, 2022. It read, “Growing number of Americans moving away from Christianity...” Both...

Good News of Great Joy

Good News of Great Joy

There are many traditions and tales associated with how Christmas is celebrated today. Some are rooted in wonderful memories of how families have gathered with those they love to celebrate the day of the Lord’s birth. These warm memories are meaningful and cherished....

Our Hope is in Christ

Our Hope is in Christ

The world today is a complex and troubled place. Citizens within many nations are bitterly divided between one another by seemingly irreconcilable political and ideological differences. International relations are also fragile. At times this leads to military conflict...

Faith and Discouragement

Faith and Discouragement

Sometimes it’s easy to have faith. It’s awesome when you walk in obedience to the Lord’s clear leading and things go well. A great example can be found in Luke. Very early in his ministry, Jesus came upon a fisherman named Simon. The Lord asked Simon to take him just...

What is Your Prayer?

What is Your Prayer?

I’ve been thinking a great deal about prayer lately. God has graciously answered many requests over the years. He has moved hearts, provided for needs, and heard cries that words could not express. Yes, God has been gracious and we are so thankful. And still we pray....

Motives

Motives

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the root meaning of the English word motive, is “That which inwardly moves a person to behave a certain way.” Have you ever stopped to think about the motives that drive the groups or individuals who are in the national...

Wrestling in Prayer

Wrestling in Prayer

The book of Colossians is to some degree a manual of warfare for the Christ follower. It provided the early church with the ammunition needed to combat those seeking to alter the true message of biblical faith. The teachings contained in these four short chapters can...

A Life-Changing Mindset

A Life-Changing Mindset

One of the most meaningful and enjoyable parts of my day is time spent in Scripture. Before opening God’s word in the morning I generally ask him to show me something he wants me to know. I pray that God will lead me to something in the reading for that morning that...

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