Our Sunday School lesson was taken from Luke 16:1-9. It can be difficult to understand, depending on which translation you read. We grasped for the true meaning with some difficulty and interesting discussion. I couldn't wait to get home and search for understanding. Perhaps you studied the same lesson. Jesus told His disciples a story… Continue reading Jesus Talks About Wealth
I found myself in a situation that took me off guard, and I had no idea what to say. As all of us parents love to do, a friend was bragging on her kid. Then, she added that the child was too smart to believe in the Bible. I uttered a meager, "But it's true."… Continue reading Lord, Make Me Bold
Has something very unfair happened to you? It might be an unfaithful spouse, slander/ lies, you lost your job, or anything you consider completely UNFAIR). You probably can't believe it's really happening to you. If your answer is yes, this is God's promise for you: "And we know that in all things God works for the… Continue reading When Life Isn’t Fair
I spotted a girl in a strange looking outfit. (Kids have some crazy ideas about fashion in middle school.) From across the cafeteria, I tried to see what kind of shirt she was wearing, but couldn't make out the words. It was something I'd never seen before. I gazed out at the students as they… Continue reading What’s In YOUR Closet?
Today my daughter said to me, "God teaches us through lots of different people, sometimes from someone we don't expect." That's just what I was thinking... The author of Bitchin in the Kitchen, a popular blog I discovered recently, tells about her "chance meeting" with an American veteran. I was moved to the core. This… Continue reading How To Change The World
Did you know that if you're the most eloquent preacher/ speaker on the planet and thousands attend your conferences and buy your books, but you don't show God's love to people, God says you are an "annoying distraction". And if you have such a strong faith that you can perform miracles, but you don't love… Continue reading Am I An Annoying Distraction?
If you are praying for someone who is in bondage, you are engaged in spiritual warfare. It could be bondage to drugs, alcohol, spiritual blindness, pornography, gambling, or something else. There's a long list of chains. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers… Continue reading Spiritual Warfare: It’s Not For Everyone