Now that I’m a grandmother, I’m realizing how important it is to start taking your kids to church when they’re little, as young as possible. When you find a church with an active and happy children and youth ministry, your kids will learn early about Jesus and be more likely to stick with it through … Read more Taking Your Kids to Church
Whether you’re a new Christian or simply new to reading the Bible, you should know how to read your Bible effectively to gain the most from God’s Word. And that means reading your Bible every day. Like our pastor said one Sunday, if you are only reading the few passages that are focused on during … Read more How to Read Your Bible Effectively
Are you living in the valley of despair or fear? Are you going through pain, troubles or heartaches that would describe your valley as the valley of the shadow of death? (Psalm 23:4) Christians Living in the Valley We’re all human and as such, we all experience bad times. How we handle them can make … Read more Living in the Valley of Despair or Fear?
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘Patience is a Virtue,’ but did you know that patience is key to success? The Bible mentions the word ‘patience’ 25 times but my favorite passage is in James and speaks of patience as the product of a tested faith. And in business, our faith may be tested every day. … Read more Patience is Key to Success
A friend of mine shared one of her devotionals online and the notation said, “Don’t Give Up – Give It to God.” This is not only inspirational on the day you read it, but it’s something that, as Christians, we should never forget. No matter what hand you’re dealt in your life, it is never … Read more Don’t Give Up – Give It to God
It’s a well-known adage: “When it rains, it pours.” Unfortunately, it’s usually said when things seem to keep going wrong, one rotten incident after the other. Things seem to happen in clusters, too, and you’ll eventually hear someone blurt it out: When it rains, it pours. When It Rains It Pours – On Our Cars … Read more When It Rains It Pours – Jesus Is Your Umbrella
“The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” Psalm 14 (NKJV) Now, I don’t anyone who would actually call the famous Steven Hawking a “fool.” He was a brilliant scientist but he seemed to have lacked a certain level of logic. Why do I say that? Because logic and reason do not … Read more There is No God? It’s Still a Matter of Faith
The debate lives on around the subject of Christians and Halloween. Some believers won’t allow their kids to go out trick-or-treating, go to Halloween parties, or do anything that observes the Halloween tradition. However, there really are no specific mentions of the word “Halloween” in the Bible. The closest reference is in I John 2:15-17, … Read more Christians and Halloween – Should We Celebrate?
This Thanksgiving remember God’s Word: “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Why Thanksgiving is Special to Me Thanksgiving was my mother’s most favorite holiday. She lived by the words “in everything give thanks,” even as she suffered from cancer. She loved that … Read more In Everything Give Thanks
The red letters in the Bible appear only in the New Testament. Beginning in Matthew chapter three, any verses and passages written in red are the words spoken by Jesus. Not all Bibles are red-letter editions, however, so not every Bible has Jesus’ words printed in red in the New Testament. I’m not sure that … Read more Red Letters in the Bible