Why We Should Ask For A Blessing

Photo by Flickr User Jeff Adair. Used via Creative Commons attribution licensing. Standing in line at the Publix grocery store, the little girl’s hand reached for the Hershey bar. Her mom’s piercing eyes stared down like a laser beam. Her shaking head reminded her not to ask for the chocolaty goodness. The little girl’s head droppedContinue reading “Why We Should Ask For A Blessing”

Teaching Children about the Lord

In Jill Briscoe’s book, “Here I am, Lord…Send Somebody Else,” she applies the chapters of Exodus to our Christian walk.  She begins by comparing the Pharaoh to the enemy of our soul. Our enemy is in power in the world, and is worried that Christians have become too numerous. So the enemy deals shrewdly withContinue reading “Teaching Children about the Lord”

How Do We Draw Close to God?

Stepping gingerly on slick mud sparsely covered by fallen leaves in the jungle, I drew near to a Mayan Temple named Chacchoben. Listening to the bilingual guide explain how Mayans built temples to draw near to God, I thought how often we do the same.  We work tirelessly to create a ministry or home toContinue reading “How Do We Draw Close to God?”

Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

I am the way, the truth, and the life Filled with wisdom, and the grace of God. The Christ, the Son of the Blessed One I am the Bread of Life, Whoever comes to me will never hunger, And whoever believes in me will never thirst.   I’m from The Holy Spirit, and the powerContinue reading “Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life”

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?”

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”

Nine Reasons I Didn’t Share My Faith

When the Lord first used a broken fountain in Detroit to stir my heart to share my faith, fear paralyzed me for a season. But the hope of Christ burning within me overcome my fear.  However, other fears quickly replaced the first and for a while halted my willingness to share my faith. If youContinue reading “Nine Reasons I Didn’t Share My Faith”

Are you Sharing Your Story?

On the Fourth of July I strolled along the beautiful blue Detroit River in Motor City, Michigan.  Although it was a national holiday, people enjoying the unusually cool afternoon were scarce along the scenic river walk.  Hart Plaza stood eerily vacant except for two skateboarders posing for a photograph.   As my friends admired sculpturesContinue reading “Are you Sharing Your Story?”

Hesitant To Share?

On the Fourth of July I strolled along the beautiful blue Detroit River in Motor City, Michigan.  Although it was a national holiday, people enjoying the unusually cool afternoon were scarce along the scenic river walk.  Hart Plaza stood eerily vacant except for two skateboarders posing for a photograph.   As my friends admired sculpturesContinue reading “Hesitant To Share?”