In life there are times where fears can be like wild animals.  They grab and gnaw at our beings until we are doing whatever we can to escape that fear.  I can remember when my children used to be afraid of the dark.  Honestly it wasn't that long ago.  I would be laying in bed, and hear "Daddy, I'm scared, can I have the night light on?"  Getting out of bed I would make my way into the room and plug in the night light.  After a...

Complete projects are something that give us a sense of satisfaction. The Bible says that God completed the creation of this earth in just 6 literal days. (Genesis 1-2:3)  Friend, the good news is that He is actually re-creating you and I so that we are ready to go home to heaven with Him.  

We get this understanding from a verse found in 2 Corinthians 5:17, and Philippians 1:6.

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he i...

There is something about completing a project that gives a person a sense of satisfaction.  A couple of days ago I was working on polishing block, and stacking them.  First the block surface had to be ground, and then that surface had to be blown off with an air hose.  Finally, the block was stacked to the side where it would be polished.  The polishing then dried and the block were stacked back in place.  This project took a...

 Have you ever had a time in your life where you had a hard time being thankful?  The funny thing about this is, that most times we are unhappy at the times we have the most to be thankful for.  Which raises the next question:  What should we be thankful for?  There is a very interesting verse that comes to mind in this situation, and indeed, is the reason for this blog post: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says: “In every thing give tha...

In life there are times of darkness where it seems that God is absent. Maybe you are having one of those times right now. Friend, I want to encourage you that it can seem like God is not there, but He is. In the Gospel of Matthew, in chapter 1, we find several stories where it seems like God is not present, but really is. For example let’s look at verses 1-17. There’s a lot of stories encompassed in all those generations, but...

Have you seen the news reports lately?  It seems that the main topic is earthquakes.  First an earthquake in Japan, and then just a few short days later, another in Ecuador.  Then there's all the flooding that is taking place around Houston this week, it seems it doesn't stop.  Is there any certainty to be found in life? Friends, fortunately, there is certainty, and that certainty can be found in the Word of God for your life...

Distance.  The space between point a and point b.   Have you ever felt like God seemed to be a million miles away?  Maybe you are feeling that way right now in your life.  It's interesting to look up at night and see the stars shining in the night sky, but something far different to realize that those shining balls of light are giving off light that was started thousands and thousands of years ago on its journey to our present...

Grabbing a weed and trying to pull it out of the ground is difficult enough, but try grabbing a thistle weed.  I can remember when I was much younger having the great pleasure of walking outside at my job, and having to clear flowerbeds of thistle weeds.  Unlike ordinary weeds, it's difficult to grab them because of their stinging nature when touched.  Even gloves can be penitrated by those spiny knives that grow on the side o...

Have you ever taken a cup, and filled the cup to almost overflowing? You know, that line at the very top, where, if you pour any more in it, some will spill out and putting more in would simply waste the water?  Or maybe you filled a kiddie pool to the brim, and then jumped in the clear cool water.  There is also something refreshing about drinking a glass of water that has been filled to the brim as well.  Another example of...

Have you ever written a journal before?  There's something neat about being able to go over past events in one's life.  I can remember, a trip to Alaska that I took.  One of the things I was assigned to do there, was to write a journal and record the daily events that happened.  I didn't always keep up with it like I should have, and I regret that.  However, a while back, I found that journal and started going over what I had...

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