Faith prays through the pain.
Sometimes you just don’t know what to pray.
When you and I go to God in prayer, we must take the time to let God show us who we really are so that we humble ourselves before Him as the publican did. Otherwise, we're just praying to ourselves.
My wife Jane is a retired nurse. She’s still very good at it. There are other nurses that come to her for advice on how to do their jobs better. Am I bragging? No. In the words of Bear Bryant: “It ain’t bragging if you can do it,” and when it comes to being a … Continue reading Careful for Nothing
You know those indecisive squirrels you see in the middle of the road? They get halfway across the street and then when they see a car coming, they panic and don't know which way to go? Their inaction often turns them from indecisive squirrels and into flat ones. Exodus 14:13-16 tells us of a potential … Continue reading Don’t be a flat squirrel!
In a previous post, I mentioned that my wife and I were in charge of s’mores for our Vacation Bible School. Part of that responsibility included keeping the fire going. Because it’s easier to keep a fire going than it is to restart one that’s died out. That means keeping a constant eye on the … Continue reading Are you fueling your fire?
People like to hold up the apostle Paul as some kind of super saint. Paul never saw himself that way. He saw himself as quite the opposite. He referred to himself as the chief of sinners (1 Timothy 1:15). It’s why he penned verses like 1 Thessalonians 5:25 – “Brethren, pray for us.” None of … Continue reading Our greatest need
Today is moving day. We leave Greenville, SC with a population of over 70,000 and move to Zionville, NC where there are more cows than people, but they're nice. The people I mean. I don't know about the cows. I'll have to keep this short: Jude 1:24-25 (24) Now unto him that is able to … Continue reading Goodbye, Greenville. Farewell, friends.
I know this sounds petty, but the Bible says “In [everything] give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18), so I want to publicly thank God for helping us with our yard sale today. We held the yard sale today because we are moving soon, and … Continue reading I just want to thank God for helping us with our yard sale.
Samson lived during a time in Israel’s history known as “the judges.” Judges in Israel were not like the court room judges of today. They were defenders of Israel against its enemies. In Samson’s day that enemy was a people known as the Philistines, and Samson made a point of being a thorn in the … Continue reading A Bad Example of God’s Grace