Many people wonder why the nativity scene has had such an imprint on our lives for thousands of years. It's because it shows the love God has for us in that He sent His Son to be born as a baby in the poorest of conditions so that He could grow up and become the … Continue reading Why the Nativity?
If we could really know God's love for us, we'd never stop praising Him for our salvation. We'd see that He not only saved us from eternal punishment for our sins but also spared us from disasters we didn't know about, provided for us when we didn't think we had a need and answered our … Continue reading If We Could Know
As we continue to celebrate Christmas throughout the weekend, let's not forget why we celebrate. God loved His children so much that when they were separated from Him because of sin, God Himself determined to leave His throne in Heaven to become a man and live amongst us. Jesus came willingly so that He could … Continue reading A Glimpse of Truth
It's so encouraging to know that God loves us and gave His own Son for our salvation. God hears and answers our prayers and blesses us throughout our lives because He loves us. We might not always understand His ways, but He watches over us and protects us and pours His blessings upon us. God … Continue reading Grace & Glory
The world around us is becoming a very shakey environment as turbulence and unrest become the new norm. But we don't belong to this world as Jesus has redeemed us out of it and back to God, and so our peace comes from Him. Let's always remember that God's love for us never changes and … Continue reading God’s Love Never Changes
We've had a lot dumped on us this year and the new rules for planet earth are challenging everyone yet, most of us are able to comply. But to the one with autism or the elderly person who is dealing with the loss of a spouse or the one who's enduring chemo to beat cancer … Continue reading What Jesus Would Do!
When it comes to our own children, we'll do everything possible to bless them and make them happy. In their time of need, we'll do whatever it takes and give anything we have to help them, and likely not even count the cost. But would we be willing to die for a complete stranger? For … Continue reading The Love of God
Many people claim to be Christians but few ever talk about their faith. They will go to church, pay tithes and even attend social events with other Christians, but outside of the church building, they keep their Christianity to themselves. We are children of God and Jesus is our Savior, and we should not care … Continue reading I Am NOT Ashamed!
It’s an old saying that's been used to cover many diverse situations, but it’s a fact that can't be refuted: we canNOT buy love. We can impress, persuade, convince, influence, deceive, flatter, fake, assume, and sell the concept of love, but no one can buy the heart's unconditional commitment. Only ONE person in the world's history has ever truly loved … Continue reading You Can’t Buy Love
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
People across the globe are proclaiming that God is love and that there is no hell because a loving God would never send His children there. They talk about Jesus as if He’s their best friend, yet, they don’t know Him. They are quick to speak about what the Bible says, but they don’t read … Continue reading Deception Kills
Today is Valentine's Day. Its origin is dark and satanic, but skipping ahead, it's now considered to be a day of romance. Businesses will rake in big bucks from all the gifts of flowers, chocolate and unmentionables as couples put aside their conflicts and join in the nostalgia for a day of love! To the world, … Continue reading A Day of Love?
As Christians, we are supposed to love God, but how many of us actually know why we love God? Sometimes we get confused between the gift and the giver and we tend to value the gifts and the promises more than we value the actual One who gives them to us. So we need to … Continue reading Gratitude or Love
This world is corrupt with sin and sickness and it's bringing fear upon people everywhere. The Ten Commandments are being replaced with "rights" and with "privilege" to those with money and power, making God's law of no effect. The time we're living in is bringing sorrows and hardships and now more than ever before, we need to obey God and keep the peace. … Continue reading God says “Keep the Peace”
The impression of God in this new age is that His only character is love. He loves everyone, accepts everything and has made a home in Heaven for all of us. We're led to believe that if we are a real Christian then we, too, will love everyone and accept everyone as equally loved by … Continue reading Yes, God Hates Some Things!
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
Sometimes it's really hard to be joyful. We're attacked from different directions and we get knocked down, and the joy we once had slowly oozes out of us. Maybe we had plans for that extra bit of money that came in and it got sucked away by an unexpected bill. Or maybe a health issue … Continue reading God is Greater than the Attack!
Many Christians do not share the gospel of Jesus with others because they either, feel “shy” and just don’t have the words to say, or they don’t want to judge others by telling them that they have sin in their life. But we’re not judging anyone when we try to share the gospel with them, … Continue reading Love is Not Silent
As Christians, we all know that Jesus is the Christ who came to take away the sins of the world. But did you know that salvation is not just a general observation— that it’s really personal? Did you know that YOU are the reason He came—and that YOU were the object of the cross? Jesus came … Continue reading The Object of the Cross
So many Christians are standing in the doorway between this world and Heaven without truly knowing Jesus and just trusting that they’ll make it in when the time comes. But this is really one doorway that you don’t want to get stuck in, especially if the door closes when you're not looking. It’s like standing … Continue reading Don’t Get Caught in the Doorway
When we think of the word “love” our minds reflect on several aspects of love in our own lives. We have a love for our spouse, which is a strong heartfelt bond that’s greater than any other human relationship, and we have a love for our children that is equal in commitment and totally unconditional. … Continue reading The Boundaries of Love
There are many Christians who really don’t know if they’re saved or not. One of the biggest reasons for this is that they don’t study the Bible and have no idea who God really is or who Jesus is. They don’t understand grace and much of their limited knowledge of Him is lost in the … Continue reading Are You a Real Christian or a Wannebee?
Like most other Canadians, I joined in with the traditional celebration of Thanksgiving this past weekend and there was so much that I had to be thankful for. I have so many wonderful blessings from God and I’m grateful for every one of them. I have to pinch myself sometimes to realize that I’m alive … Continue reading Being Thankful Just One Day a Year
We’ve all been there and we’ve all done it. We’ve said things that we wished later we hadn’t said. Our emotions overcame us and we spoke hurting words. When we’re hurting inside and we can’t deal with the things that have come upon us, sometimes out of frustration we’ll shout out or speak words that … Continue reading Hurting Words