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”

Walking with God


“By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.” Hebrews 11:5 NIV) I realized years ago, like many people, that life is a journey.  IContinue reading “Walking with God”

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”

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”

Because We Have Known


1 John 2:12-14 I write to you dear children, because your sins are forgiven. I write to you fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. I write to you young ones, because you have overcome the evil one I write to you dear children, because you have known the Father. IContinue reading “Because We Have Known”

Keep the Royal Law


“ If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.” (James 2:8) James calls it the Royal Law, many of us may call it  The Golden Rule.  The title doesn’t matter, as much as the fact that we put into practice this the “second greatest commandment”,Continue reading “Keep the Royal Law”

Live Faithfully Where You Are Planted


James 1.9-11 I grew up on a farm in Northern Michigan, and we had a large stand of maple woods.  I love to walk in the woods, and watch nature.  Watching a maple seed blow in a helicopter pattern, as it floats to the ground or flies on the breeze is always a great thing. Continue reading “Live Faithfully Where You Are Planted”