“So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by Himself. He does only what He sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does.” John 5:19 NLT It takes me a while to nail down a routine once school is out, but I eventually do. Having a … Continue reading Schedules!
“Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;”James 1:19 ESV I got in trouble a lot for talking in school. My grade-school report cards were chocked full of BIG, red check marks for “talking too much in class.” In the 4th grade, no thanks to … Continue reading Do You Talk Too Much, Too?
We pray and ask God for a humble heart. We pray and ask God for humility, and we still struggle to be humble. Why? Humility is a choice. God tells us to humble ourselves under His mighty right hand. When you have been wronged by someone, you can choose to humble yourself before God who … Continue reading Humility Is A Choice
“My ambition has always been to preach the Good News where the name of Christ has never been heard, rather than where a church has already been started by someone else.” Romans 15:2. The Apostle Paul was one ambitious person. God planted the desire in his heart to preach the Good News to people who … Continue reading What Is Your Ambition?
“Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near. Don’t grumble … Continue reading Monday Morning Prayer
“Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.” Romans 12:11 Years ago, my Sunday School teacher and I were checking on families who hadn’t been to church in a very long time. As a young Christian in my twenties, I listened intently as they reminisced about the days when they taught Sunday … Continue reading Choices
Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Ephesians 6:13 Contrary to what you may think, your spouse, children, friends, job, etc., are not the source of your struggles. The Bible tells us … Continue reading The Sweet Smell of Victory
This school year I've had the privilege of teaching children with special needs, specifically children who are delayed leaners. Everyday is a challenge for them. What they know one day they might not know the next, so I teach the same things over and over and pray one day it sticks! Repetition is the name … Continue reading 4 + 4 = 8 (Always!)
Every believer has a purpose to fulfill. It’s the same for everyone: Love God and Love Others! Within your purpose should be the desire to share the love of God with people! It doesn’t take a “special” calling from God to fulfill your purpose, but it does take obedience. Becoming a preacher or missionary doesn’t … Continue reading What’s Your Purpose?