After reading John 11:38-57, it is a story that always leaves me astonished at the Pharisees but alert in my own life that I don’t become so “holy” that I lose true faith, heart, and belief in God. We can become so “religious” in our lives that we lose faith and belief in the greatness of … More When Religion is not enough
10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) 36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” 37 “You … More When a Pastor has gone way out of line
As a little girl, I remembered hearing some of the older folks speaking about people who had a family curse on them. Or persons who were paying for the sins of their family. I remember clearly being enraptured in those conversations and not fully understanding why that person was paying for anyone else’s sin. As … More Paying for the sins of your family
The new year is right around the corner and you are probably in the frame of mind of what should I do differently in next year. How about… being a super hero? With the onslaught in the past few years of so many movies and shows displaying humans that have super powers, one of the … More Super power humans: A New Year Resolution
“Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”” Luke 8:52 I found what Jesus said very interesting. After all, if one person says that someone is dead then there may be some doubt. But, a whole crowd who were wailing and mourning stands … More Getting lost in the Crowd Mentality
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 to … More Now that is faith!
Recently visited China and the one thing that was central in my mind was that this country doesn’t like Christians or Christian worship. And I am always honest with you guys… So I am just telling you that your girl was on her knees begging God to not let me get locked up in this … More If you must boast… do it this way!
“Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.””Luke 5:5 Reminds me of times when I was younger and my foster mother would ask me to do something that I had tried a “zillion” times but it wasn’t working. This verse … More Because Jesus says so!
“My parents were alcoholics but I can control my alcohol. One sip a day doesn’t effect me.” “Just one peek at that porn.” “No one will know if I cheat on my test.” “I don’t gossip. I just like sharing with others.” “I have to lie. No other choice.” “TV or reading my bible?” Day … More Do this the next time you are experiencing temptation