How Much Clearer Can It Be?

Clear water. A clean window. An unobstructed view. Plastic wrap. Ice. Eye glasses. Air. Comprehensive and coherent instructions. These things help us to see exactly what’s on the other side without having to guess. You’ve heard the phrase, Just to be clear, when in communication with someone whose goal it is to give you their understanding […]

Where Did It All Go Wrong?

I was reading an article in the Daily Mail online news about a Hollywood couple whose 7-year engagement produced a sad finale. After 2 children and the great life show business allegedly provides, the couple announced their split. The question, Where did it all go wrong? headlined the article. Huh? Do they really not know? How […]

Get Wisdom and Understanding!

King Solomon’s wise instruction from Proverbs 4:   Get wisdom, get understanding;     do not forget my words or turn away from them.  Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;     love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.     Though it cost all you have,  get understanding. Cherish […]

Cobwebs in the Closet

Are cobwebs forming in your prayer closet? Have you abandoned the whole routine? Have you covered those people for whom you’ve been praying with a white sheet and left them for dead? The reason we bid farewell to our prayer closet is that we think the process is no longer worthy of our time. Due […]

Ready or Not…

The countdown in a game of Hide-and-Seek can produce panic for the hiders, but the seeker, on the other hand, has all control regarding the speed of the count; it really all depends on the seeker. If he counts, the game begins. Does the phrase, Ready or not; here I come, bring back memories? The seeker […]

I Want to Love Like That

The way God loves is perfect. It’s how I want to love others. Is that even possible? After all, I am only human. But I can certainly try. Then I argue with myself that if I were truly born again, I wouldn’t have to try. If the Spirit of God is truly living in me, it’s […]

Before and After

I follow a few design companies on Instagram, one of whom is my daughter’s. Much of the talent exhibited on social media is amazing. The ability to envision the after during the before to the degree these folks do it is why extreme renovations are left to the professionals. While it is a gift to see beyond, the […]

To Lose or Not to Lose

One of the most popular topics among Christians is whether or not salvation can be lost. But I ask, why is this even a concern? Why do we argue about it? I believe that if people didn’t love their sin so much, this topic of eternal security wouldn’t be a topic at all. What people […]

The Cost of Obedience

It will likely cost other people more grief than it costs you when you choose to obey God rather than man. It has happened to me more than once. People will not be happy with you when you choose to serve the Lord rather than to attend their festivities and gatherings. The person with whom […]

For Out of the Mouth…

It isn’t what goes into man’s mouth that defiles him, Jesus said when answering the scribes and Pharisees’ questions about why His disciples didn’t wash their hands when they ate bread, a Jewish tradition by which all were to uphold. In other words, it’s not about what you eat or how you eat it. It’s […]