Be Thankful in All Things

"And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."  Col 3:17 Thanksgiving holiday is over.  My wife and I had a great time up here is Evansville Indiana where I am in the fourth month of a six month programming contract at a major financial company specializing in personal loans.  We ordered a complete holiday meal from a nearby Bar-B-Que restaurant which was quite delicious and we talked about what we were thankful Read more [...]

Is it belief

"Jesus said to him, 'Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.'"  John 20:29 If you ask any Christian if they believe there is a Heaven, he will most likely say "Yes".  And if you were to ask any Christian if God loves them, you would probably get the same answer.  We have been taught all our lives that Heaven is a real place and that God loves us.  We say with little hesitation that we believe the words of the bible are true, and Read more [...]

His way not our ways

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."  Isa 55:8-9 Too many churches today profess to be ministries, however they act more like businesses then houses of God.  They make decisions based on the principles of business rather than the scriptures.  They view parishioners more as customers they desire to attract and keep, rather 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 [...]

Comparing Ourselves to Others

"But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose." 1 Cor 12:18. One of the most prevalent questions, asked in many forms but with the same basic meaning, is 'Why did God make me or put me in a situation like this?'  We may not verbalize this to others, it just may be in our thoughts.  Irregardless, the desire is the same.  There are two ways to look at this question, either "My life is awful and I wish God would make my life like so-and-so's" or "My life is Read more [...]

Trials and Trust

  “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” Php 4:11-12 ESV Over the last couple of years, the world has been going through severe economic and geopolitical upheaval. Extremely high unemployment, downturn in the housing market, inflation, devaluing of retirement savings, Read more [...]