God is doing a new thing! I have read and heard this exciting exclamation from so many modern prophets that I am simply overwhelmed by the positive and bright forecast ahead for Christians! That last sentence was a bit of sarcasm so if you are caught up in all these new self-appointed prophets you might… Read More God Is Doing a New Thing!
Growing up, my mother always kept an immaculate, beautifully decorated home. I recall that for many years, she had a lovely centerpiece of fake fruit flowing out of a cornucopia on our dining room table. There were rosy red apples, bright dimpled oranges, vibrant lemons and limes and perfectly round, ripened grapes. It was quite… Read More Fake Fruit
Not long ago I was diagnosed with a thyroid problem that has resulted in a host of health issues, one of which is sleep difficulties. For over two years I have battled tiredness and fatigue. I have always been a high energy person who could accomplish more before 10:00 a.m. than most people could accomplish… Read More Simon, Are You Asleep?
I have no regrets. If I had to live my life over again, I would not do one thing different. Have you known someone who has said those words? Perhaps you feel this way, perhaps you are so satisfied with your life that you wouldn’t change a thing. I’m not that person. My friend, if… Read More Don’t Look Back
We’ve probably all heard stories about countries where genocide, the purposeful slaughter of innocent people, began with gun control and confiscation of weapons of self-defense. China, the Soviet Union, Uganda, Guatemala and Rwanda are just a few of the countries where genocide began with the disarmament of the people. If you are a Christian, Satan… Read More Sell Your Coat
A few years ago during the Christmas season, my youngest grandson, who is very tender-hearted, had been watching television with Papa while I was working in my office. After a bit, he came into the office and sat on the couch with tears in his eyes. “Mimi, do you have 60 cents?” “Buddy, what do… Read More Save the Planet This Christmas
During this Christmas season I have been thinking a lot about Mary, the mother of Jesus, much more than I ever have before. I have been trying to envision her thoughts after Gabriel was gone, after he delivered the news that she was the chosen vessel to bring the Son of God into the world.… Read More Mary Did You Know?
This week, the news media reported that the pope made a comment that a passage in the Lord’s prayer should be changed. People from all denominations are offering up opinions about the phrase “and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Regardless of your religious denomination, the pope’s statement has certainly opened… Read More Our Father Which Art In Heaven
Do you remember when Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie wrote a song entitled ‘We Are the World’ and performed it with a wide array of musical stars lending their voices in uniting the entire world in a huge love-fest? The year was 1985 and the first lines of the song are: There comes a time when we heed a… Read More We Are the World
For yet a little while, and He that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Hebrews 10:37 Imagine a day just like today. You get up, have your coffee, eat your breakfast, clean up the kitchen and start a load of laundry. Get yourself dressed and ready, grab the shopping list, hop into the… Read More Some Glad Morning
So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Psalm 71:18 I grew up watching Andy Griffith on television. He was a single parent, a widowed father who was raising his young son with the… Read More R.I.P. Mayberry
Go to now, ye that say Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, continue there for a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then… Read More Sweet Beulah Land
Have you heard of the Revelation 12 prophecy and its supposed fulfillment on September 23, 2017? Evidently, a Christian numerologist started this belief that the Rapture of the Church will take place on that date. Now there are boatloads of armchair prophets all over YouTube, Twitter and Facebook that have jumped on the Chicken Little bandwagon crying out the… Read More September 23, 2017
I read an article recently that mentioned a 2014 CBS poll entitled “Americans’ View of Death” and in that poll three out of four Americans believed in heaven and hell. Of the believers, 82% believed they would go to heaven at death, 2% believed they would go to hell and the other 9% didn’t believe they would be… Read More Of Course I’m Going!
If you are a Bible believing Christian, you cannot ignore the prophetic significance of what is going on throughout the world today. God will only tolerate our sins and our rebellion for so long before He responds with judgment. Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston and other parts of Texas. Hurricane Irma unleashed her wrath on… Read More You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Not long ago, I read a blog post written by a sweet Christian. Her words were beautiful and eloquent. She wrote at length about her encounter with an old friend who was mired in the bondage of sin and shame. She wrote with such passion of their encounter, how she approached the individual with the love of… Read More All You Need Is Love
Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas with a vengeance leaving devastation, death and destruction in its wake. Men, women and children are walking around shelters in shock as they come to grips with losing all that they owned. I cannot imagine what the good folks in Texas are going through. I live in what is… Read More The Safe Spot
Walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the best use of the time. Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Colossians 4:5-6 I have a lot of regrets in life. I’ve heard people say, “If I had my life to live over… Read More Wasted Years
Simon was a sorcerer, a practitioner of the occult, from the city of Samaria. It was in Samaria where the apostle Philip preached a revival that resulted in the conversion of a tremendous number of people in that city believing the gospel message and becoming Christians. Simon was a man who had been mired in the world of mysticism but when… Read More Simon the Sorcerer
The poem by Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken, has always been one of my favorites. As somewhat of a loner and one who has always marched to her own drummer, the last lines of the poem resonate deep within me. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less… Read More The Less Traveled Road