Sometimes it’s difficult to tell on face value who is a Christian—a true believer in Christ—and who just professes to be one. Those who we conclude are false become the center of our critical attention as we slowly find fault in all they do and judge them for their lack of spiritual integrity. However, it’s … Continue reading Am I a Christian?
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?
It’s not the challenges in life that make us who we are; it’s how we deal with them that reveals our true character. If we want to know who we really are inside, just wait until we are under pressure, facing a challenge or stressed. This is when our real attitude comes to the surface. … Continue reading Bad Attitudes
Too often, we are either awarded or judged by the size or kind of gift we give. The focus is put on the actual gift itself instead of on the heart of the person who is giving it. When we give a gift from our heart, it's worth everything because it's a gift of love, and … Continue reading Love Comes in all Sizes
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
Today many of us will sit down to a festive turkey dinner with family and friends as we give thanks for all we have. We will thank God for our home, our family, our job, our health and our physical blessings, but these are only the effects that we get from the greatest gift of … Continue reading Being Thankful for the Greatest Gift of All
With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, many of us are thinking of our mothers and what they mean to us. Some of us still have the privilege of being able to hug our mother and wish her a happy day, while others of us have to hold fast to cherished memories as we dedicate this day … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day, Mom
When we first get married, we have a basic idea of how we want to decorate our home. We have a particular theme for our decor such as contemporary or country, and we try hard to turn our home into the picture perfect atmosphere. Unfortunately, life doesn't always adhere to our desires and so we're more likely than not to … Continue reading Gifts From the Heart
Today I was thinking about the Lord and how wonderful He is and how great His love is towards us. I thought about some of the poems that I have written to Him over the last many years and so I went into my file and was blessed by some of the poems that I read … Continue reading A Virtue Called Love
The Bible is all about love and it tells us that God is the epitome of love. John 3:16 says that He gave His own Son as a sacrifice for us, and although this shows what the essence of love is, it gets lost in the modern world. Even in the Christian realm love has … Continue reading What is love?
Most Christians are familiar with Matthew 5:44 where we're told to love our enemies, but too often we become confused with the connotation of loving a bad person when we're dealing with the world. Our emotions become involved and we begin to pick out other scriptures that seem to clearly say that it's normal to have … Continue reading Love Your Enemies
One of the greatest tools that the devil is using today to destroy people is deceit, and he is confusing the emotions so that we don't recognize the difference between love and adultery. To fulfill their own lusts, the people of the world have given Hollywood the authority to establish a precedent that the "wannabee … Continue reading Love or Adultery
The word "love" is one is that we use to convey a passionate feeling towards someone or something. It's a word that we often use as an expression or a selective emotion but without the heartfelt conviction of true sentiment. It has become a popular word in our vocabulary, but do we really understand what the word … Continue reading What is Unconditional Love?
Many religious denominations teach us that obedience is the key to a successful Christian life, but obedience is only one of the contributing factors; it's not the main issue. For a healthy Christian life we need to love God. It's not difficult to develop a love for God when we understand who He is and what He … Continue reading Why Do We Need to Love God?
God is love and everything God does is initiated in love and because of love. He created us because He wanted to have a family and He gave us everything to keep us healthy, happy and content. This is the beginning of the Love of God. God walked in the Garden of Eden with Adam … Continue reading The Beginning of Love
Faith is the substance that links us to God and makes us who we are. It goes along the same line as the old antic, we are what we eat. The more we learn about God, the more faith we have and the more like Jesus we become. Knowledge leads to conviction which leads to faith … Continue reading Faith Builds Character
We often find ourselves praying for people who just don't seem to want to change. We pray with them, preach at them, support them emotionally and even financially, and give them every possible brochure available to help them see things the way they should........the way we believe they should. And when time goes on and there's no evidence of change, … Continue reading The Power of Love….