Why you should not tithe

Why you should not tithe “I know you believe in tithing, but if I were to tithe, the monthly amount would equal purchasing a new car!” announced the speaker. He was obviously in distress. I looked on in fascination. His friend’s response had me sitting back in my seat in awe.

Dead Prayers

Dead Prayers I am tired of mumbling dead prayers. Even worse, my fears of praying dead prayers to others is something that plagued me for years. In our bible study session tonight, where we were focusing on prayer, we had a great discussion that sparked my desire to share with you.

Jesus stops for you

Jesus stops for you Ten more minutes. I only have ten more minutes. “You can do this” I recite in my head as I wiggle in my seat and roll my shoulders back. Gripping the steering wheel I press down on the gas and with a glaring focus, I speed along the highway. Thanking GodContinue reading “Jesus stops for you”

Practice what you preach

Practice what you preach ‘Practice what you preach’ is a famous idiom that I have heard over the years, but it surprised me to find that the origins came from the Bible. So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practiceContinue reading “Practice what you preach”

When Religion is not enough

When Religion is not enough When religion is not enough where do you turn? John 11:38-57 is a story that continually leaves me astonished at the Pharisees but alert in my own life. I do not want to become so “holy” that I lose true faith, heart, and belief in God. We can become so “religious”Continue reading “When Religion is not enough”

Verse of the day: Habakkuk 3:17-18

Verse of the day: Habakkuk 3:17-18 Habakkuk 3:17-18 (New International Version): Though the fig tree does not bud    and there are no grapes on the vines,though the olive crop fails    and the fields produce no food,though there are no sheep in the pen    and no cattle in the stalls,yet I will rejoice in the Lord,    I will be joyful inContinue reading “Verse of the day: Habakkuk 3:17-18”

Now that is faith!

As I was reading the story of the centurion, once finished I exclaimed to myself “Now that is some kind of faith!” Here is the bible story: “There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die. The centurion heard of Jesus and sent some elders of the Jews toContinue reading “Now that is faith!”

How can I handle stress? A look at the life of Jesus

I was listening to a sermon the other day and heard the pastor reflect on the way that Jesus handled stress. This sermon sparked a great interest in me to truly dig deeper and reflect a bit more on how Jesus truly handled stress. My initial thought of Jesus and stress… No Way! He wasContinue reading “How can I handle stress? A look at the life of Jesus”

3 Powerful Godly lessons

“So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?” As she was going to get it, he called, “And bring me, please, a piece ofContinue reading “3 Powerful Godly lessons”