There is a big difference between Joy and Happiness, and too often we confuse them. Happiness is a temporal state of the mind; joy is a permanent condition of the heart. Happiness is the result of our emotions being satisfied; joy is the everlasting imprint on our heart that gives us strength. We may go … Continue reading Joy Comes in the Morning
The Bible has many useful purposes. It’ makes a lovely wedding gift for the happy couple and an inspiring graduation gift to the student. It comes in many sizes and colors and looks astonishing when artfully displayed on a coffee table. It can also sit on the corner of a desk and give off an … Continue reading What is the Value of the Bible?
We are creatures of habit who easily adapt to convenient routines to suit our lifestyle. For many of us, going to church on Sunday and saying grace before we eat is the extent of our Christian walk. Others recite daily prayers and repeat scheduled Bible verses. But it's time for Christians to see beyond their … Continue reading A Fresh Vision
The devil runs this world, and lies and deception are his greatest tools. He is so cunning that he can trick a Christian easily through the lust of the flesh if the person doesn’t study the Scriptures to know God’s will, and doesn't walk in the love and the knowledge and the wisdom God. Lies … Continue reading Lies and Deceit
Often when Christians try to convert non-believers, they quote verses of Scripture hoping to prove that God is real and alive today. But sadly, to someone who doesn't know God and who has never read the Bible and who attributes the sorrows and tribulations of this world to an uncaring Creator, the Bible has no value. So what good … Continue reading What Good is the Bible?
Many Christians look for the confirmation of God's love in the big things in life; things such as cars, financial freedom, material blessings, a great job and even social status. But we will never see God when we have to look through "things" to find Him. Sometimes our priorities get twisted and we actually believe … Continue reading Misguided Treasures
There have been many books written on the life of Jesus. Some come at us from a theologian point-of-view and are detailed in words we can't pronounce, causing us to get lost on the first page. Other views are written from a lustful assumption that brings God down to human level in an effort to conceive … Continue reading Who is Jesus Anyway?
Majority of today's society considers antique furniture to be old-fashioned, too detailed and subjective to a dated lifestyle. And so it has been changed in design to suit today's pace, needs and desires. So it is with the Holy Bible; it has become old- fashioned and forgotten because it doesn't fit into today's lifestyle. The … Continue reading Old-Fashioned and Forgotten
We all have our battles to fight and they are all equally challenging and offensive. Some are physical such as financial or illness, but others are hidden battles within us that are just as dangerous. These aren't blatant temptations that we know are wrong, but are battles between what we want as opposed to what God wants … Continue reading The Inner Battle That Kills
Many of today’s Christians have a very worldly point of view regarding certain kinds of sin. It’s a view that is deceiving thousands of people every day because the truth is, it doesn’t matter what we think or what we deem should be acceptable in the eyes of the Lord; it’s about what God has … Continue reading Don’t be Deceived!