Perfect Peace

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you" (‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬). When I get home from work I frequently spend time talking with my wife about our day. It is not uncommon for her to mention some news event, and nine times out of ten I... Continue Reading →

The Vinedresser

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John‬ ‭15:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I have made considerable strides in the development of self-discipline. I'm not where I... Continue Reading →

What’s On Your Mind?

“For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God”... Continue Reading →

Excuses

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9 ESV). George was my best friend when I was little. We were inseparable. But although we did almost everything together, George had a naughty streak. Somehow he never got caught. No matter... Continue Reading →

He Holds Your Hand

"For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, "Fear not, I am the one who helps you'" (Isaiah 41:13 ESV). As an Army brat, I had the privilege of living in some great and interesting places. Among them was the three years spent on the Hawaiian Island... Continue Reading →

If I Rebuild

“...yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be justified. But... Continue Reading →

God On Display

“As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered, "It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him” (‭‭John‬ ‭9:1-3‬ ‭ESV‬‬). It... Continue Reading →

Tomorrow

The word tomorrow has stirred up more excitement than a free trip to Disney Land and struck more fear in the hearts of mankind than a Freddy Krueger movie marathon. Tomorrow holds the promise of a new start, and the despair of a death-row march. Tomorrow is responsible for encouraging people to achieve lifelong goals and... Continue Reading →

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