In Search of Contentment, Pt. 3

Materialism is one of the new-era gods of the Western culture. The website becomingminimalist.com reports from various sources the following staggering statistics: “There are 300,000 items in the average American home (LA Times). The average size of the American home has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years (NPR). And still, 1 out ofContinue reading “In Search of Contentment, Pt. 3”

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Screen Suggestions for Students

Screen Suggestions for Students Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Philippians 4:5 Screen suggestions for students, well, perhaps more for the parents of students.  All of us have noticed the exponential leap of digital devices creeping into our lives.  I like the new devices.  The digital things, screensContinue reading “Screen Suggestions for Students”

Stops and Steps

Stops and Steps The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24 And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and restContinue reading “Stops and Steps”

Teach the Tongue

Teach the Tongue Powerful.  Life Changing. Incredible.  Sometimes, not saying anything is priceless!  How many times do our words, though seemingly innocent, get us into trouble, or hurt other people?  How many times do our words encourage, edify and help those around us?  How many Christians are really living like Proverbs teaches. As the schoolContinue reading “Teach the Tongue”

Funeral Parlors and Fun Parties

Funeral Parlors and Fun Parties Tears.  Sorrow.  Raw Emotion. Real Life.  Death.  Death is the cause of so much heartache, hurts and pain. Solomon, the wisest man to ever live wrote Ecclesiastes 7:2 as God directed him, and the emphasis is interesting; There is a priority of attending funeral services and visiting with people whoContinue reading “Funeral Parlors and Fun Parties”

The Window to the Heart

The Window to the Heart Starvation. Hunger. Disease. Devastation. Death. Jeremiah’s heart was broke.  As he was looking around at the war-ravaged city of Jerusalem he saw pain, sorrow and suffering.  His eyes perceived the damage the Babylonian siege had caused.  His heart was impacted by what he saw visually with his eyes.  It isContinue reading “The Window to the Heart”

Making Time to Pray

Making Time to Pray But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.                   1 Peter 4:7 When faced with a big decision or fraught with a new diagnosis, we can start to pray like we never prayed before.  ButContinue reading “Making Time to Pray”

Developing Character at Christmas

Developing Character at Christmas “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11 In a day of extreme excess and people forgettingContinue reading “Developing Character at Christmas”

Overcoming Addiction

Overcoming Addiction All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.  I Corinthians 6:12 Between health-care, lost work productivity, and crimes, addictions are costing America greatly.  Drugabuse.com says that $295 billion is lost to Tobacco,Continue reading “Overcoming Addiction”