A Deep Sadness

“I am dying from grief; my years are shortened by sadness. Sin has drained my strength; I am wasting away from within.” (Psalm 31:10 NLT) Grief can be a debilitating disease of the soul. While grief can be healthy and helpful, it can also drive us to a destructive self-analysis that can be crippling. IfContinue reading “A Deep Sadness”

The Glory of Garbage

“For the Lord is high above the nations; His glory is higher than the heavens. Who can be compared with the Lord our God, who is enthroned on high? He stoops to look down on heaven and on earth. He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump. He setsContinue reading “The Glory of Garbage”

A Dryer That Folds Laundry?

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16 NLT) When you get married, “morning breath” takes on a whole new meaning. All the lovey-dovey slobber-swappin’ that you did the nightContinue reading “A Dryer That Folds Laundry?”

You WILL Run Again!

“Yet it was our weaknesses He carried; it was our sorrows that weighed Him down. And we thought His troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for His own sins!” (Isaiah 53:4 NLT) While in high school I played basketball in a summer league. While jumping for a rebound I came down wrong onContinue reading “You WILL Run Again!”

A Closer Look at Kindness

“Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tender-hearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12 NLT) One of the definitions of kindness in Strong’s Concordance that caught my attention is “benignity.” Not a word you see every day, huh? Yeh, I had to look itContinue reading “A Closer Look at Kindness”

What We Can Learn from Peter’s Failure

“’No!’ Peter insisted. ‘Even if I have to die with You, I will never deny you!’” (Matthew 26:35a NLT) Have you ever made a promise or a statement of conviction that at the time you had 100% confidence you would keep? But afterwards life happens and everything you thought you’d do or be flies outContinue reading “What We Can Learn from Peter’s Failure”

When Fear Is Good

“’Don’t be afraid,’ Moses answered them, ‘for God has come in this way to test you, and so that your fear of Him will keep you from sinning.’” (Exodus 20:20 NLT) Hundreds of times throughout the Bible we’re told to “fear not” or “don’t be afraid,” yet isn’t fear healthy on some levels? When IContinue reading “When Fear Is Good”

Why So Many Miss Heaven (Part 2)

“But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” (Matthew 7:14 NLT) A question I’ve often asked over the years is: “Why would anyone not want to go to heaven?” Or, another way to ask a similar question: “Why would anyone want to goContinue reading “Why So Many Miss Heaven (Part 2)”