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August 4, 2020

Are You Listening?

Are You Listening?

“He who has ears, let him hear” is a message repeated in the Old and New Testaments in various forms and spoken on numerous occasions by Jesus himself. The same message is found in the book of Revelation. The essence of the message is not to just listen but obey. As the book of James […]

July 28, 2020

We Must Trust in the Lord

We Must Trust in the Lord

The first diagnosis of the coronavirus occurred in the State of Washington January, 2020.  Now the world is reeling from its devastating effects and a vaccine to prevent it may not be available until sometime next year. The lives of everyone have been dramatically altered and what we have known as normal may be a […]

July 21, 2020

Is Your House in Order?

Is Your House in Order?

There is a sobering message from God to King Hezekiah in 2 Kings 20:1 “In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The Prophet Isaiah went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says, Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not […]

July 14, 2020

God is my Salvation

God is my Salvation

In the 1800’s there lived a man, a German, named Friedrich Nietzche who said, “God is dead.”  His belief and his declaration created quite a stir among theologians around the world. It might come as a surprise to you that there were some theologians who might not have been so bold as to agree with […]

July 8, 2020

What the World Needs Now is Love

What the World Needs Now is Love

Frank E. Peretti , New York Times bestselling author, wrote a forward to Ravi Zacharias’s book, “Deliver Us From Evil,” and describes our present generation as “a vast, teeming sea of people…boiling, agitated…some quite educated, but still lost. Some are lost but don’t care…all are shouting, chanting, bumping into each other as each tries to […]

June 30, 2020

Celebrating the Birth of our Nation

Celebrating the Birth of our Nation

Saturday, July 4, we celebrate Independence Day, the birth of our beloved country, The United States of America. Do you recall when you were required to memorize the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence? “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with […]

June 23, 2020

Make The Most of The Present

Make The Most of The Present

Last week, I encouraged you to read “The Walk” series by Richard Paul Evans. I have now made it to my fifth and final book in the series. It has been a long time since a book or a series of books has so captured my attention. In Book four, “A Step of Faith,” the […]

June 16, 2020

The Journey of Life

The Journey of Life

If you are looking for good reading material you will do well to check out the writings of Richard Paul Evans.  Through a friend, Gloria and I were introduced to “The Walk Series” by this gifted writer. There are five books in the series. Gloria has read them all. I am trailing behind with the […]

June 9, 2020

Our Victory is in Jesus

Our Victory is in Jesus

The complexity of human nature is difficult to explain and difficult to understand. The Apostle Paul would certainly agree.  Eugene Peterson has put Paul’s words in the 7th Chapter or Romans into everyday language. It goes like this, “What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, […]

June 2, 2020

Our Hope is in Jesus Christ

Our Hope is in Jesus Christ

The writer in the devotional guide “Reflections” for Friday, May 29, said “When we find the future unclear or foreboding, finding the motivation for today’s tasks is often difficult.” Aleta Payne wrote in her News & Observer Editorial on May 29,“Pews are empty, but belief is full,” “We need to love each other enough to […]

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