Stand Firm

"Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain." 1 Cor 15:58 This post will be shorter than most, however, it needs to be said.  First, let me present a quote that I saw on the internet that I believe is worth sharing.  "A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority."  Booker T. Washington.  This is an incredibly Read more [...]

Doing Good

"Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves."  Php 2:3 A couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time to redo my office and study.  It had devolved into such dis-array I never wanted to come down here.  However, now that I, with the help of my family and Brandon, a good friend of our family, have been able to bring order out of chaos, I am back now doing some of things I love, reading, writing, and just enjoying quiet and de-stressing Read more [...]

Be Thankful for Everything

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.  Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.   And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Phi 4:4-7 On November 22, we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  This is one day in the year which we in America Read more [...]

Cafeteria God

"Thus says the LORD: 'Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.'"  Jer 9:23-24 I love buffets.  I like going to restaurants that allow me to select the food I want, in the quantities I want, and go back Read more [...]

Look for the Good

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." Rom 8:28 This verse is my absolute favorite in all of scripture.  It has given me the proper perspective in the hard circumstances I have gone through.  There are two perspectives to every circumstance, the positive and the negative.  I want to spend some time in this post to get personal and relate some tough times I have experienced and how I made it through. Sometimes Read more [...]