Discipline & Training on the Spiritual Journey


  1 Corinthians 9:24-27 If you are like me, and many people I know then exercise and the disciple of healthy living is a bit of a battle. I start out on a diet and exercise program with every good intention. Soon it becomes drudgery, and then I find myself sitting with a bowl ofContinue reading “Discipline & Training on the Spiritual Journey”

Faith in Waiting


Hebrews 11:9 (NIV) 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. Imagine getting a promise of a new house or a new car, and then being toldContinue reading “Faith in Waiting”

Big Picture Faith


Hebrews 11:8 (NIV) ” By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” I am sure that if you ask most wives they would say most men like to go places that the “don’tContinue reading “Big Picture Faith”

Being Wise With The Treasure of God


Luke 16:1-13 How can Jesus use a parable about such dishonest business man? We may read this and wonder about this. Think about this for a moment. We wouldn’t want a man who cut the growth of our wealth to gain personal favor working for us. Most of us would be preparing litigation to sueContinue reading “Being Wise With The Treasure of God”

Continue in Christ


1 John 2:24-29 1 John 2:28 (NIV) 28 And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming. Continue in Him. This is John’s message of hope to us all. Life can seem hard, and near impossible at times. It may seemContinue reading “Continue in Christ”

Love in Action is Love Indeed


1 John 3:16-20 Love is a word thrown around today so easily.  Your best friend meets someone at a party, at a bar, or in any number of ways. Then they come to your house and tell you they are in love.  Your neighbor down the street purchases a classic car from the 1950’s youContinue reading “Love in Action is Love Indeed”

Remain in Christ & He is Always in You


1 John 2:18-27 There is an old saying, “You are what you eat,” which is true physically and mentally.  What we feed our mind and soul upon will transform or make us whatever we will be.  John follows Christ’s teaching found in John 15, of the vine and branches.  He reminds us of the importanceContinue reading “Remain in Christ & He is Always in You”

Love the Eternal Over The Temporal Where the Heart is…


1 John 2:15-17 Where are you looking? When driving down the road we can choose to look down the road and be aware of where the turns, bumps, and traffic is. We could choose to look at the windshield, or the hood ornament, if you happen to have the money to own a car thatContinue reading “Love the Eternal Over The Temporal Where the Heart is…”