Everyday Read(y)

I carry what is considered an EDC knife. I do not feel prepared for a day in the office, in the woods, or on a trip – without my knife.
In the same way that I am not prepared for the day without my knife, the Christian is not prepared for the day without his/her Bible. The Bible is what keeps the faith and love growing in the Christian. The Scriptures help us to know God, and learn how to have salvation through the finished work of Christ.

Everyday Battles

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness ofContinue reading “Everyday Battles”

EDC Christian

Serving the Lord with Gladness is now relaunching as: EDC Christian. EDC (Every Day Carry) Christian is a Devotional Blog and Podcast that we hope will equip and encourage you to not only survive but thrive in your walk-through life with Jesus. Our goal is to provide “Thriving Skills for the Soul.” Everyone has certain itemsContinue reading “EDC Christian”

Finding God’s Will For Your Life

When young adults and teenagers are discerning the will of God, the strongest motivation perhaps is to allow the pressure or expectations from peers, girlfriends/boyfriends affect their decision-making process.  While the input of others and those who know us best can be healthy, it can also distract a young person from truly finding and fulfilling the will of
God. 

Doing Things Well

The man could not hear, and his speaking was unintelligible. Many people would have discarded this man or avoided him – but not all people.   Concerned people brought the man to Jesus.  The crown wanted to see what Jesus could do with this man.  With compassion and personal privacy, Jesus takes the man away from the crowd…. 

The Little-Known History of John Clarke

The Little-Known History of the Contribution of Freedom of Conscience and Pastor John Clarke to the Freedom of America 100 years before the American War for independence, a Baptist preacher named Dr. John Clarke had already sowed the seeds of freedom.  Along with men such as Roger Williams, who established the first Baptist Church inContinue reading “The Little-Known History of John Clarke”

Faith Fitness

Do you like to exercise?  Enjoy running or jogging?  When I was young, my favorite exercise besides chasing a ball on a court or field was swimming.  I would work out for baseball and basketball constantly as a teenager – in the swimming pool. We live in a time in history when fitness is taught,Continue reading “Faith Fitness”

Fighting Falsehoods

“Do not take life too seriously.  You will never get out of it alive.”  –Elbert Green Hubbard Elijah was depressed.  This prophet and preacher for the Lord had a classic case of what is known today as “clinical depression.”  His story is found in 1 Kings 19:1-10. Doctors who study this passage suggest that ElijahContinue reading “Fighting Falsehoods”

Factoring For Failure

(There are fill in the blanks and room for answering questions in this post). “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is whyContinue reading “Factoring For Failure”