Month: October 2017


Is Christianity Worth It?

“What profit is there if you gain the whole world — and lose eternal life? What can be compared with the value of eternal life?” (Matthew 16:26 TLB). Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:19, “If our hope in Christ is good for this life only and no more, then we [Christians] deserve more pity […]


Temptation Is Always a Battle Between Now and Later

“For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts forever” (2 Corinthians 4:18 GNT). We rarely evaluate our values or question our perceptions until we have a crisis. Once we’re in deep […]


When the Going Gets Tough

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial.” James 1:12 There I was driving along, half hypnotized by the steady flow of traffic. I glanced at the car ahead of me. The bumper sticker read, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping!” I chuckled. But then I thought: Could you really call yourself […]


God’s Type of Recalculation

FOR THIS YOUR BROTHER WAS DEAD, AND IS ALIVE; HE WAS LOST, AND IS FOUND. LUKE 15:32 Many of us no longer use printed maps for directions, instead we use the map apps in our phones. As a result, we become more dependent on it than our instincts or natural sense of direction to find […]

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Living Here for There

“Our citizenship is in heaven” Philippians 3:20 Victoria Perez watched as the Cessna touched down on the road in the distance. When she was sure it was him, she shouted to her children, “That’s your father!” Grabbing the little ones, they ran to the plane and scrambled aboard. The engine buzzed to life, and the […]

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No One Else Could Have Made You

“You made my whole being; you formed me in my mother’s body” (Psalm 139:13 NCV). God planned every single day of your life. Before you took your first breath, God knew every single event of your life. Long before you were conceived by your parents, you were conceived in the mind of God. It is […]


God’s Plans for You Started Before You Were Born

“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you”(Jeremiah 1:5a The Message). If you want to live a life of purpose and meaning, maximize the strengths God has given you. Find ways to do more of what you do […]


There Is No Condemnation for Your Mess-ups

“There is no condemnation now for those who live in union with Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1 TEV). God knows that failure is part of life. He doesn’t expect us to be perfect. He’s not surprised when we mess up. In fact, he sent Jesus to clean up our mess. He didn’t send him to point an […]

God’s Plan for your Life

God’s Plan for your Life

FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU, DECLARES THE LORD. JEREMIAH 29:11 I’ve made countless plans over my lifetime and most of them didn’t turn out the way I expected. I didn’t expect to be divorced or a single mom. I didn’t anticipated being the sole breadwinner for my children. I didn’t expect […]

Operation Rescue

Operation Rescue

“The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials.” 2 Peter 2:9 I recall counseling a woman who had just come to know Christ. She was interested in becoming God’s kind of woman, so we were studying passages of Scripture that had to do with what a biblical wife is like and talking about the […]

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