Month: August 2015

An Illusion of Power

AN ILLUSION OF POWER The wicked are overthrown and are no more.  Proverbs 12:7         Those who practice wickedness often look formidable but their feet are unsteady.  The least bit of trouble brings them down.  The power they possess makes us tremble but it’s really … Continue reading An Illusion of Power

Lifting Up What Is Nearly Dead

LIFTING UP WHAT IS NEARLY DEAD Hagar said, “Let me not look on the death of my child.” And as she sat opposite him, she lifted up her voice and wept. And God heard the voice of the boy, and the angel of God called … Continue reading Lifting Up What Is Nearly Dead

What Have I Done With My Past?

                                        WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MY PAST?                  Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; then stick to the path and stay straight.  Proverbs 4:25 This is the question each … Continue reading What Have I Done With My Past?

Prayer For Marriage Renewal

Before Jesus comes back, I not only want to be ready, I want my marriage to be ready.  Long term relationships can slowly erode.  Minefields develop over time and couples learn to walk around them.  Jesus can help us strengthen what is weak, re-create what … Continue reading Prayer For Marriage Renewal

Pet Treatment and What It Reveals About Us

 PET TREATMENT AND WHAT THAT REVEALS ABOUT US A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast, but the compassion of the wicked is cruelty.  Proverbs 12:12      With the seriousness of our times, everything I've been writing has been sober.  Today, … Continue reading Pet Treatment and What It Reveals About Us

How Do I Make Others Feel?

HOW I MAKE OTHERS FEEL The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.  Proverbs 10:7 Positive emotions and rich images abound when the righteous are mentioned.  Joseph. Abraham. King David. John the Apostle. Martin Luther. D.L.Moody. … Continue reading How Do I Make Others Feel?

Preaching The Gospel With Spiritual Power

PREACHING THE GOSPEL WITH SPIRITUAL POWER Because our Gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.  I Thess. 1:5 What does it mean when the Word is spoken with power, in the … Continue reading Preaching The Gospel With Spiritual Power

Leaving The Valley Of Regret

LEAVING THE VALLEY OF REGRET Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that You have broken rejoice.  Hide Your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Psalm 51:8-9 Regret is a powerful force.  If my heart is big and I love … Continue reading Leaving The Valley Of Regret

When The Powerless Lose Their Voice

WHEN THE POWERLESS LOSE THEIR VOICE Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. I Thess. 5:14 Feeble (kaw-shal) ~ Those who are brought down, cast down, failing, overthrown, stumble badly. ******************** … Continue reading When The Powerless Lose Their Voice

What Is Jesus Doing?

WHAT IS JESUS DOING? Because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.  Hebrews 7:24-25          Ever wonder what Jesus has doing … Continue reading What Is Jesus Doing?