“And coming to Him as to living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (I Pet 2:4,5). … [Read more…]


Although the word “Christian” is only found three times in the New Testament, the word “disciple” is found over 250 times. Scripture has much to say about being a disciple and yet it is not often mentioned in current church settings. We know what a Christian is, but what is a disciple? The definition of … [Read more…]

A New Year

A new year has come. What lies ahead? You may not agree with me, but I think one the of beauties of a new year is uncertainty. We don’t know what the coming days, weeks, and months hold in store. Each new day will dawn with untold promise and prospect. The routines of yesterday will … [Read more…]


In Acts 27 we read about Paul’s trip to Rome. Partway through the trip a storm blew through and shut their surroundings down. Acts 27 tells us that they had no sun or stars (which was how sailors navigated before modern technology) for fourteen days. Basically, they are a floating cork on the ocean. Obviously, … [Read more…]

Mary’s Example

“My soul exalts the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. For the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His name.” (Luke 1:46-49) … [Read more…]


“Preserve me, O God, for I take refuge in You.” (Psalm 16:1) This simple prayer found in the book of Psalms should cause us to reflect on our own lives. In what, or whom, do we take refuge? In times of trouble, where do we turn for help? When we seek a sanctuary, where do … [Read more…]


Sometimes life can seem a bit chaotic. We think just because of the challenges we face today in this high paced, busy world that we are more tempted or stressed than generations past. Part of that statement may be true, but most of it I would venture to say is not true. As Judges 17:6 … [Read more…]

Honor Marriage

“Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4) Marriage has fallen on hard times lately. Fewer and fewer people are choosing to get married. Divorce is easy and prevalent. Some people wonder why they should bother with … [Read more…]

Black Friday

[This was originally written last year, but I felt it was worth sharing again]. There was a crowd, though they weren’t lined up outside of a department store. There was saving to be found, but that was not yet fully realized, and definitely did not involve a TV set. There was one who was to … [Read more…]

Bible Oops

Consider the following lines: 1. “To thine own self be true.” 2. “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” 3. “God helps those who help themselves.” 4. “Charity begins at home.” 5. “This too shall pass.” 6. “The eye is a window to the soul.” 7. “God works in mysterious ways.” 8. “His judgment cometh and that … [Read more…]