Have you ever looked at a cookbook? You see a photo that looks delicious so you read through the recipe. You may or may not make it. That depends on the how hard or how much time it would take to make. If you are up for the challenge you get the ingredients and hopefully … More The Recipe For Faith
Heaven is the reason you keep the faith, stay the course, and walk obediently with Jesus each and every day. It is a marvelous thing to receive the gift of eternal life. You (and I) do not deserve it, yet God says we are worth saving from our sins; sins that saturate this world. What … More Who Makes It To Heaven?
Saint Augustine once said, “Humility is the foundation of all other virtues, hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist, there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.” Jesus understands that you and I will struggle with humility. So, He teaches us about this virtue that carries much weight in … More Unpretentious Living
Jesus wants His children to understand what the Kingdom of God is like. In Luke 13:18-21, Jesus gives two illustrations of what His Kingdom is like. He says it is like a tiny mustard seed as well as yeast. While I would think Jesus would describe His heavenly Kingdom using illustrations like big castles or … More What is God’s Community?
Football players must know their team’s playbook inside and out so they can operate as one on the field. It is the same for every believer on God’s team. The Bible is our playbook. You and I must know what is written on the pages and execute the plays when were out in the field … More God’s Playbook
The disciples of Jesus enjoyed getting the inside scoop on what the Kingdom of God was all about. As they spent time in the presence of Jesus, they soon discovered that the Kingdom isn’t about a place like heaven or a church building, it is so much more. They came to understand that the Kingdom … More Getting the Inside Scoop
Each day has its own trials, and in those trials you try your best to keep the faith. What am I to learn Lord? What are you showing me? How would Jesus respond? You ask the Spirit to give you a nugget of truth from His Word. Refresh my memory Holy Spirit. You are needing … More Rest Area Just Ahead
God gives every person the chance to discover the love that He has for all people. You find it when you follow His Son Jesus. When Jesus walked on earth, He spoke truth, taught truth, and demonstrated truth that is wrapped in unconditional love. Wherever He went, people could come and listen. He made Himself … More The Woes of Expectations
In Luke 7:1-10, a roman officer had a problem that needed an answer. This officer was a man who lived in good standing in his community and with his household. One of his slaves became very sick and nothing seemed to help him get better. The officer wanted to help him but couldn’t with his … More Steps to Finding Answers
Sisu is an attribute given to Finnish people. From Wikipedia, the definition of sisu is “extraordinary determination in the face of extreme adversity, and courage that is presented typically in situations where success is unlikely.” Finnish people are known for their tenacity, having inner strength, and showing grit or resilience. Jesus must have been Finnish … More You need A Little Sisu in You