How to Pray Fervently

Do you leave for work in the morning without praying? Does your mind wander when you bow your head? Or maybe you don’t pray because God hears the prayers of the righteous and well, …that doesn’t match your lifestyle right now. Perhaps, you’ve prayed the same prayer so often, you wonder why bother? Your enemyContinue reading “How to Pray Fervently”

Ten Bible Studies To Share with a Friend

One of the most precious groups of friends that I have been blessed to meet with regularly are women interested in studying God’s truth.  If you don’t have a group of friends to meet with weekly to share life with, then you are missing out on smiles, hugs, and laughter.  We were meant to fellowshipContinue reading “Ten Bible Studies To Share with a Friend”

How to Seek God’s Will

God has a plan for your life that is different from the plan for my life.  I have spent the majority of my life trying to determine what God’s will is for me and then mustering the courage to do it.  Fear will tell us there is a consequence for obedience, but the opposite isContinue reading “How to Seek God’s Will”

Why Do We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus?

My whole life I’ve carefully protected a secret I’m not willing to share with most people.  There are only a few trusted friends who I’ve shared my secret with. Most of my friends don’t believe it. They all think I’m crazy. But tonight I will share it with my most trusted friend. For a year,Continue reading “Why Do We Celebrate the Birth of Jesus?”

How to Answer Who is Jesus?

As we gather with families, friends, and co-workers for holiday parties, our conversation can settle on recipes for the chocolate cake with cinnamon buttercream frosting. Topics land on gifts we have bought and often drift to the gifts we hope to find under the tree on Christmas morning. Although Jesus is the reason for theContinue reading “How to Answer Who is Jesus?”

How To Increase Your Strength

Our society desires strength.  We munch energy Bars and slurp Protein Shakes in the hopes of increasing stamina. Men and women both pump iron for hours at the gym to build their muscles. We often think of strength in the terms of inner character as well.  Strong women survive trials and tribulations.  Strong men never giveContinue reading “How To Increase Your Strength”

Are Public Schools Teaching Wisdom?

As a public school teacher I worked with children to teach them how to read, write, think mathematically, and ask questions like a scientist. The students learned about the importance to vote, the constitution and the Bill of Rights.  All important topics for students to grow up to be productive American citizens. But the biggestContinue reading “Are Public Schools Teaching Wisdom?”

How God Satisfies His People

Unfortunately there are no shortcuts to satisfying our deepest desires. God has a great deal of work to do in our minds, hearts, and soul. He breathes aspirations of love to us. He removes fear and prunes all our branches that do not bear fruit. He digs deep into our soul and plants a longing for righteousness that only He can fulfill.

10 Things to Lay Down

Our Own Path to “Freedom” According to the National Runaway Safeline approximately 2 million teenagers run away from home every year in the United States.  Youth as young as ten years old decide to leave their parents’ home.  Some may have parents who tell them to leave, but other may be escaping from sexual abuseContinue reading “10 Things to Lay Down”

7 Tips to Overcome Fear of Sharing Christ

Go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15) rings loudly in my conscious.  But really Lord, even the grumpy Wal-Mart clerk? Does the Lord feel pain when I don’t pay attention to His teaching? Does he remember the crucifixion, when I doubt whether the person will listen? I meanContinue reading “7 Tips to Overcome Fear of Sharing Christ”