Family…


How far have you followed yours? The past doesn't have to control your future. This morning's reading comes from 1 Chronicles 1-9 and Psalm 69. Every now and then I get interested in my family tree. I made it through part of it a few times, once early on just talking with family and the… Continue reading Family…

Would you recognize him if you saw him? Would you believe it if you had been there?


This morning's reading starts in Malachi 3 and has two very interesting titles: "The Master You’ve Been Looking For" and "The Difference Between Serving God and Not Serving Him". The reading speaks to the coming of John who will prepare the way for when Jesus comes. It then references how when Jesus comes, to take… Continue reading Would you recognize him if you saw him? Would you believe it if you had been there?

The biggest challenge in life is success and prosperity.


Consider all the people who appear to be successful based on many popular definitions... rich, famous, popular, ... Consider how many of them we see fall or get tripped up in that success. Success isn't the top, it is part of the journey and once you get to it, the foundation you have built gets… Continue reading The biggest challenge in life is success and prosperity.

Ever read about dinosaurs? Ever read about them in the Bible?


My morning reading today came from Job 40, 41, 42 and Psalm 134. In Job 40, we read of this incredible creature, the Behemoth: 15-24“Look at the land beast, Behemoth. I created him as well as you. Grazing on grass, docile as a cow— Just look at the strength of his back, the powerful muscles of his belly. His… Continue reading Ever read about dinosaurs? Ever read about them in the Bible?

Don’t forget Him in the good times and cry out to him in adversity.


Where is God in your day? Do you turn to Him daily? In the good times and the tough times? Some think adversity is the time that tests our faith. Some thing it is during the good times. Do you need God in your life all the time? Do you live that way? No matter… Continue reading Don’t forget Him in the good times and cry out to him in adversity.

We have faced many things, but how many have we learned from?


What have you learned from the mountain top experiences? What have you learned from the valley experiences? What have you learned through the journey? What have you learned through the time of waiting? What have you learned through the time of hard work? Did you find your confidence in and through those times? Where did… Continue reading We have faced many things, but how many have we learned from?

Don’t just pick based on the past, but ask God for wisdom.


It may seem like the same issue or problem you are trying to solve, but assuming that you will solve it the same way may lead you the wrong way. It is important to turn to God to see how He wants you to do it this time so that you are able to learn… Continue reading Don’t just pick based on the past, but ask God for wisdom.

What have you learned through the tough times?


In this world you will have trouble, but take heart for Jesus has overcome this world. Have you felt the pain and the suffering and learned to appreciate the small things? appreciate those in your life? appreciate  what you already have? I remember how I learned the power of forgiveness. I remember how I learned… Continue reading What have you learned through the tough times?

When will you trust God? In great troubles? In great needs? In the middle of a storm?


How about when you have lots of money? How about when you get a raise? How about when you get a bonus?   Some may find it easier to be in relationship with God when they are struggling or in need. Some me turn to God more readily and call upon Him when they are… Continue reading When will you trust God? In great troubles? In great needs? In the middle of a storm?