Giving thanks to the Lord is more than just praising Him for the things we see and for the good times in our lives; it's also praising Him for the things we don't see and for His presence during the bad times. We give Him praise and thanks always because God works on our behalf … Continue reading Thanksgiving
There is nothing more precious to us than our children. We love them, bless them, protect them, and teach them to follow God. And as children, they love us, trust us, depend on us, and receive our instruction. This is the same bonding relationship that we should all have with God because He is our … Continue reading No Greater Love
We have been saved by grace—that means that we didn't deserve the right to get into Heaven because our hearts were filled with sin and on our own, we would never have been able to shed that sin and come into God's Holy presence. But God loves US and sent Jesus to die on the … Continue reading Living in Grace
It's difficult at times to want to be nice to people who enjoy living in sin and even treat us badly because of it. But we must never forget that Jesus loved US and died for OUR sins while we were still deep in rebellion. He didn't turn away or even hesitate; He gave His … Continue reading Let Love Prevail
Here we are, a new day with new opportunities to praise the Lord and be a light in this dark world. Things around us are becoming unsettled and scary, but when we know that God is still in control, we can rest in Him. God is just and He will deal with all of those … Continue reading A New Day!
Today, we are facing issues and strifes that we have never had to endure before, and the stress and anger levels are at record-breaking highs. We need to realize that our enemy is the devil, and he's out there like a roaring lion, seeking who he can devour. Our fight is with him and not … Continue reading The Real Enemy
There is so much hype surrounding us about the Coronavirus that it's causing people to panic. Stores are emptying out because people are stocking up their homes with unperishable goods just in case—and this is adding to the hysteria. There is a virus and it can be deadly, and we need to use wisdom and … Continue reading It’s Saturday!
Isn't it wonderful to know that when we accepted Jesus as our Savior, we were redeemed back to God our Father and that as a Father, He hears our every cry and call for help? His love is unconditional towards us and He is always ready to be part of our lives. His only restriction … Continue reading Happy Monday!
Sometimes we get so caught up in our own circumstances that we forget the people around us could be facing stressful or challenging situations in their own lives. Many are dealing with grief or pain and we have been too busy to notice. It's time to take the onus off of "us" and be a … Continue reading Happy Thursday!
God tells us to love everyone regardless of culture, status or lifestyle because His Spirit lives in us and God loves everyone—so we need to love everyone, as well. New Age Christianity says that loving people means accepting their actions and lifestyles because we are all one big family to God. However, we are not … Continue reading Tell People the Truth
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
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?