Love Test

This past week we celebrated Valentine’s Day.  For my wife and me, it was our 50th Valentine’s Day together!  I’m always a little challenged when this particular day approaches wondering if I will adequately express my love for my wife.  Can all the husbands say AMEN? But there is a much greater challenge that faces all believers.  Can we, are …

Cupid

Valentine’s Day celebration is this week.  You will most likely see cute little pictures of Cupid on TV or in the stores.  Cupid and Valentine’s Day are the celebration of the best of romantic love.  The day is all about roses and chocolates and sweet meaningful cards. As good as all of that can be there is something even better.  …

Look at this Mess!

I am the oldest of four boys.  When my brothers and I were young we could pretty much wreck the house.  Somehow we could manage to turn the whole place upside down. When my mother would come in she would exclaim, “Look at this mess you boys have created!”  Sometimes as adults we might look around at our lives and …

Faith & Destiny

Jeremiah 29:11 says that God has a plan for your life.  That plan includes a future filled with hope.  God’s plan for you is your destiny.  God’s plan is for you to experience all He has for you! To live in the fullness of your destiny will require faith.  Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the substance of the things …

Birds of a Feather

There is an old saying that “birds of a feather flock together”.  It means that people of similar interest, passion, and purpose often find themselves united by their common goals.  Like a flock of geese flying south for the winter, people often band together moving toward a shared destination. The Bible teaches us many lessons from what we see in …

Destiny is Alive!

The Bible says that God sets a sense of eternal purpose in the hearts of men and women (Ecclesiastes 3:11 Amp).  There is something in your heart that is drawing you to a more fulfilling experience of God.  The purpose and destiny God has placed within you causes you to rise up from the ashes of failure.  He has destined …

2018 Champions

In our region of the country two great college football teams are squaring off this week to see who will be declared College Football Champions of 2017.  Both teams are well coached and loaded with talented and gifted athletes.  Both teams feel they are destined to win the crown. The winning team will be the team that best deals with …

Breakthrough!

I encourage you to celebrate your victories of 2017.  And I am believing with you for new levels of breakthrough in this upcoming year. In the book of II Samuel, chapter 5, after having just been anointed king, David found himself surrounded by his enemies.  In response to the pressure, David got alone with God to strengthen himself (v. 17).  …

Merry Christmas!

So what is it about Christmas that makes it merry?  Well, there are different perspectives on that.  For instance, consider the world’s perspective as currently seen in TV commercials.  Happiness and joy is waking up Christmas morning to that shiny new dream car!  If it’s not a car, then it’s the perfect piece of jewelry or the house perfectly decorated.  …

Jesus is the Light of the World

Jewish people have a long history of celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles.  This particular feast is a remembering of God leading His people out of Egyptian bondage into the Promised Land. Many Jews actually build little temporary shelters (booths) hearkening back to the structures that the people utilized during the wilderness times between Egypt and the Promised Land. A major …