Monthly Archive: November 2015

R&R…and then some… Comments

R&R…and then some…

A competition was held between two men to see who could chop down the most trees in a single day. One man was older and more experienced, while the other was younger and less experienced. And that’s where the difference...

When You Belittle, You Become Little Comments

When You Belittle, You Become Little

Here are four questions you need to be able to answer: 1) Do people feel better about themselves after spending time with you? 2) Are your expectations so high that you focus on people’s shortcomings instead of their strengths? 3)...

Be willing to start small Comments

Be willing to start small

D. L. Moody became a spokesman for God and a changer of nations. But if you’d met him early in life you wouldn’t have thought it was possible. Although he was raised in church, he was spiritually ignorant. When he...

The Spirit-filled life Comments

The Spirit-filled life

The new birth doesn’t automatically eliminate the old nature. We live in bodies that are susceptible to sin, so we must stay filled with God’s Spirit. Paul says: “Walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire...

Jesus is the Way Comments

Jesus is the Way

Judaism sees salvation as a judgment day decision based on morality. Hindus anticipate multiple reincarnations in the soul’s journey through the cosmos. Buddhism guides your life according to the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eight-fold Path. Muslims earn their...

‘Peace of Mind’ Comments

‘Peace of Mind’

You can control what goes on in your mind by filling it with God’s Word. Not the Word you read casually, but the Word you process mentally, apply to each situation that arises, and stand on in times of crisis...

A Faith Perspective Comments

A Faith Perspective

Roman prisons were terrible places. Offenders were stripped, flogged, and placed in leg irons. Their blood-soaked clothing wasn’t changed even in the dead of winter. And the ‘inner cell’ (Acts 16:24 NIV 2011 Edition) where Paul and Silas were imprisoned...

Choose to Depend on God Comments

Choose to Depend on God

Hindrances, hang-ups, and hurdles are God’s gift to the self-sufficient. While He won’t let you use your weakness as a crutch or a cop-out, He’ll allow it to keep you dependent on Him. Paul wrote, ‘I was given a thorn…to…keep...

Protect Them Comments

Protect Them

Not only did Joseph forgive his brothers, he protected them from their worst nightmare – having to go back and tell their ageing father what they’d done twenty-two years earlier. Joseph is a step ahead of them; he tells them...

Of Dignity and Self-Worth Comments

Of Dignity and Self-Worth

Imagine how Joseph’s brothers felt when he said, ‘It was not you who sent me here, but God’ (Genesis 45:8 NKVJ). Is he serious? God did it? This is a new level of forgiveness! Preserving the dignity and self-worth of...