"And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said unto him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? "And he said, Nay; … Continue reading KNOWING WHO YOU ARE SPEAKING TO
Praying Through the Pain
Faith prays through the pain.
When the words just won’t come
Sometimes you just don’t know what to pray.
Just Praying to Ourselves
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.
Careful for Nothing
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
Don’t be a flat squirrel!
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!
Are you fueling your fire?
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?
Our greatest need
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
Goodbye, Greenville. Farewell, friends.
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 just want to thank God for helping us with our yard sale.
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.