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Where’s Your Hope?

Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.  Hebrews 11:1 "Don't get your hopes up." How many of us have grown up hearing this adage?  These five words have drastically hindered the course of our lives.  And no, I'm not exaggerating.  How much of the abundant life in Christ has been snuffed out due to these five words...? Let's use the Word of God to challenge this poor advice; advice we unfortunately still adhere to today.  In the verse above we see that hope is the foundation…

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How A Snowball Saved My Soul: A Story of Forgiveness (Part 1)…

One winter day in January 2004, my son Kyle asked me to go to the track with him and run.  He was a sprinter on his high school track team and he wanted to practice.  Of course I would go with him!  I was delighted that he desired to spend time with me! When we arrived we began to stretch down on the field.  It was cold and there was much snow on the ground.  As I rose up from a stretch, a snowball smacked the side of my head.  I was startled, then angry...very, very angry.  I looked towards…

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God’s Generosity Towards You…

Good day! As I sat visiting with God this morning, I thanked Him for His generosity towards us.  I began to ponder all Jesus did for us on the cross, and was overwhelmed with gratitude and love for Him!  God's Love and generosity was demonstrated and made evident to us by what Jesus took to the cross on our behalf - sin and it's consequences: sickness, disease, poverty, bondage and death (Galatians 3:13). The Lord reminded me of how one receives from another is often indicative of how we receive from Him.  How many times has someone wanted to bless…

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Offense…Will You Take The Bait?

"...Then many will take offense, betray one another and hate one another..."  Matthew 24:10 As I have already mentioned, my blog may offend some...simply by speaking scripture.  If you are feeling irritated, angry or offended, I encourage you to continue reading. How do I know that some may be feeling angry?  Because I've been there.  I was not only an angry person, but one who was enraged.  I lived with a hidden enemy for decades...until I was provoked.  Then hatred spewed forth like a raging volcano.  Enraged is defined as angered, inflamed, maddened, infuriated, stirred to violent anger.  To enrage or to infuriate is to be provoked…

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