Born To Privilege
Not every child has the privilege of learning from an early age about God, his son, Jesus and his Holy Spirit.  I did. My mother never failed to see that I was present when and where these things were being taught.  She made sure that I had plenty of opportunities to rub shoulders with people who were living lessons in Christianity. What a wonderful enviro... read all »
You Are Biased
Imagine someone with tattoos that cover both arms.  Done?  Good.  Now imagine an older person with white hair and a shuffling gait. Ever see a guy in public wearing a sharp looking suit & tie, or a middle aged lady with brightly colored spiked hair? Picture someone with a cigarette or maybe a young girl with a short skirt and a blouse that shows a lit... read all »
Our Spiritual Body Parts
Paul described the members of the church as a body. Each part being necessary for the proper function of the system (I Cor. 12:12-27). Many parts - one body. We realize that none of us are the "eye", or the "ear" of the church...but it certainly paints a clear picture of the different parts of Christ's body - the Church to which we belong.  Our spiritual body al... read all »
My Ancestry
With all of this talk about family, I became interested in my ancestry.  What I have found out is downright amazing.  As I traced my DNA, it provided some astounding and marvelous insights as to my spiritual lineage. My “D” (Divine relationship) informed me I was related to God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-20).My “N” (Nature) could be... read all »
How can I be a Spiritual Leader at Home?
First…..Go where you want to lead others.  Children instinctively sense hypocrisy.  If you want your children to grow closer to the Lord Jesus Christ, they must see you making the effort to grow closer to him.  Decide now to be willing to grow, which means being willing to change.If you plan to lead your family closer to God, you must plan to lea... read all »
God the Father
Have you ever seen a child get his heart truly broken? Have you seen the suffering in their eyes as the tears cascade down their cheeks?  Have you heard their cries bursting from their mouth as they can't totally comprehend how anyone could hurt this much?  Have you agonized over wanting to help, and not knowing how?  Especially if that is your child wh... read all »
Husband How do you Love your Wife?
Ephesians 5:25 says this: Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave himself up for her. It can’t be a question of whether or not a husband will jump in front of a speeding car to save his wife.  Of course I’m sure God expects a man to be willing to do that if necessary...but I don’t believe the apostle meant fo... read all »
Are You the Judge?
Paul wrote that it was a very small thing to him to be judged by others (1st Corinthians 4:3-6), and that he would not even judge himself since such judgement belongs only to God.  Later, however, he wrote telling the same saints to examine themselves to see whether or not they were in the faith and so as not to "fail the test" (2nd Corinthians 13:5-6). &nb... read all »
Drowned Rats?
Have you seen the pictures of those being saved from Harvey’s destruction?  What could be said of them?  “You look horrible.”  “Your clothes are a mess.”  “When is the last time you showered?”  “Have you even fed your children today?”  “Why do you live in a flood zone?”  “Why didn’t you leave everything... read all »
Back to School
With the big day upon us I offer a few reminders to parents and kids to help get us started on the right foot: Parents: You are the primary teachers Even though the schools provide instruction in the Sciences and Arts, you remain the primary teachers and most influential figures. Moses reminded parents to, "…teach your sons." Deut. 1:18 School reflects ... read all »