Once there was a very popular preacher. So many people crowded into his church services, the church had to be enlarged. He frequently preached at other churches, as is often the case with popular ministers. The preacher wrote beautiful Christian songs, that were also popular with churchgoers. Soon be began a series of weekly prayer meetings… Continue reading A True Story You Won’t Forget
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?
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
I paced the floor clutching unpaid bills. Over and over, I thanked God for His promise, declaring out loud: "My God will meet all my needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus."¹ Thirty years ago, we had three young children, and times were tough. Those were the days when I wouldn't dream… Continue reading How To Get Through Tough Times
Wednesday Walk Though the Bible, Matthew 5:1-12 & 7:28-29 (NIV)
#WednesdayWalk, an occasional exploration of what unknown people might have seen or felt when they witnessed the events in the Bible. This post is from the perspective of a person who encounters Jesus teaching the Beatitudes.
It was another hot day. The dust swirled around my sandals as I hurried along the path. Small stones crunched under my feet as I walked on the barren dirt. My mouth was dry from the heat as sweat dripped down my forehead and back. I was focused on fetching the baskets my father needed when I caught a glimpse of a large crowd on a hillside. I stopped and noticed the people were gathered around a man. “Why would so many people stand and listen to this man in heat like this?” I asked myself.
I hesitated a moment, curious as to why…
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I discovered the most amazing fact reading my Bible this morning! At first, it didn't make sense. Normally, I would just skip over it and keep reading, but today I didn't. After rereading it several times, I searched Google. I didn't expect anything useful to turn up, but I gave it a try anyway. But… Continue reading Nobody Knows Science Like God Does