• Seasoned Iron

    A 2015 comedy, “The Intern“, tells the story of 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) who decides to become a senior intern at an online fashion site.…

  • The Passion Of Seeking

    So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground,…

  • Significant Self Talk

    And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about…

  • Sharing The Load

    Leadership is about us . . . sharing the load leads to success.

  • Giving Dignity

    When we give out of our trash, we subvert dignity . . . when we give from our treasure, we support dignity.

  • Being A Difference Maker

    Soon the house where He was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While He was preaching God’s word to them, four men arrived…

  • Moving Forward

    Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward…

  • I Need Some Peace

    These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33 NKJV Nearing…

  • Get Back Up

    “The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked.” Proverbs 24:16 NLT      I loved watching Chevy…

  • It’s Amazing!

    “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so…

  • Selfishness? Not Me!

    “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an…

  • Keeping The Right Stuff

    “But these assets I have come to regard as liabilities because of Christ. More than that, I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing…

  • He Delights In My Destiny

    “The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” – Psalms 37:23 NLT Providence.  Sovereignty.  Predestination.…

  • Finding The Right Words

    “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right…

  • Thirsting For Him

    “O God, You are my God; I earnestly search for You. My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water.”…

  • He Is Risen

    The tomb was and is empty. He is risen. It is Powerful.  “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and may share His sufferings, becoming like Him in His…

  • He’s Your Strength

    “You are my strength, I watch for You; You, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely. God will go before me and will let me gloat over those who slander me.”…

  • Learning From Listening

    “‘This is not good!’ Moses’ father-in-law exclaimed. ‘You’re going to wear yourself out—and the people, too. This job is too heavy a burden for you…

  • He Will Send

    “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” – Psalm 57:2 ESV Hiding from Saul, David wrote these words from the deepest and darkest…

  • Nothing To Fear

    “But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you.” Psalms 56:3 NLT Fear is one the most effective and subtle weapons of the enemy.  A. B. Simpson wrote, “Fear…

  • He Will Carry Any Burden

    “Listen to my prayer, O God. Do not ignore my cry for help!” – Psalms 55:1 Crying out to God for help is many times our only help, our only hope and our only…

  • Power And Prayer

    “Come with great power, O God, and rescue me! Defend me with your might. Listen to my prayer, O God. Pay attention to my plea.” – Psalms 54:1-2 Sometimes the…

  • The Folly Of Foolishness

    “Only fools say in their hearts, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!” – Psalms 53:1 The…

  • Sticks & Stones

    “I will praise You forever, O God, for what You have done. I will trust in Your good name in the presence of Your faithful people.” – Psalms 52:9 There’s a…

  • Time To Praise

    “Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.”  – Psalms 51:15 In one of our recent Men’s Study Group, a pastor of a church confessed his…

  • What Do You Mean “Surrender”?

    “My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.” – Proverbs 23:26 As Solomon shared insightful words of wisdom, he understood that surrendering…

  • Real Wealth

    “So don’t be dismayed when the wicked grow rich and their homes become ever more splendid. For when they die, they take nothing with them. Their wealth will not follow…

  • Unfailing Love

    “O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple.” – Psalms 48:9 Have you ever found it “challenging” to stay focused during a…

  • Time To Praise

    “Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy!”  Psalm 47:1 When was the last time you really “lifted the roof” with praise and…

  • How Do Servants Give?

    “In a great ordeal of affliction, their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their liberality. For I testify that according to their ability,…

  • Making Him Famous

    “I will perpetuate Your memory through all generations; therefore the nations will praise You for ever and ever.” – Psalm 45:17 During the latter part of last…

  • Making Crooked Straight

    “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” —Proverbs 3:6 “There was a crooked man and he walked a crooked mile, He found a…

  • Deciding For Dignity

    “Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him; the Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; You do…

  • God’s Love

    “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”…

  • Be The One

    “Jesus said, ‘Were not ten healed? Where are the nine? Can none be found to come back and give glory to God except this outsider?’ Then He said to him,…

  • Influence From The Insignificant

    “O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!” – Psalm 39:4 Considerable resources have been spent on answering the…

  • His Masterpiece

    “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” ~ Ephesians 2:10 NLT Several years…

  • Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil

    “But I am like a deaf man; I do not hear, like a mute man who does not open his mouth. I have become like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no rebukes. But for…

  • What Do You See?

    “Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” —Psalm 34:5 In college, I remember sitting in the lobby area at an historic hotel used…

  • Keeping It Together

    “Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” (Psalm 37:8 ESV) This is not the typical verse one would highlight in Psalm 37.  We…

  • Time To Look Out, Not In

    “But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with…

  • He Will Take Care Of All Your Needs

    “And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 4:19   There are days when it’s not easy trusting God.…

  • His Great Love

    “How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They feast on the abundance of Your house, and You give them…

  • Brightest Light – Deepest Darkness

    “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to Myself.”    ~ John 12:32 Have you ever asked, “what draws people to Jesus”? Jesus said,…

  • Kids Are Worth It

    “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward.” ~ Psalm 127:3 One of my greatest enjoyments and gifts are my children.  God was…

    For My City

    ” Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare…

    Tell It

    “Then my tongue shall tell of Your righteousness and of Your praise all the day long.” Psalm 35:28 “Okay God.  This is enough.  I’ve had it.…