Temptation’s Goal

We are tempted when we are drawn away and enticed by our own lusts and desires (James 1:14). This means that the temptations arise within us and compel us because of the sinful nature. Temptation itself is not sin but submitting or yielding to it is when the sin is birthed (James 1:15). When we … Continue reading Temptation’s Goal

5 Reasons To Pray

Prayer is probably one of the more challenging of the spiritual disciplines for me. As I have been practicing Lent and traveled on a mission trip the last several days, I have discovered 5 really great reasons I have discovered that I need to pray more often. Prayer is my connection to my Creator We were … Continue reading 5 Reasons To Pray

4 Ways God Connects With Us

What would it be like if you knew a celebrity had called your phone but you missed it? Would you be sick to your stomach? Would you try to call back as soon as you realized you missed the call? I would dare to say that many of us would really hate to miss a … Continue reading 4 Ways God Connects With Us

…You Know… Who?

Sometimes when we forget someone, we say "...you know... who?...what's his face?” I've had this happen a lot actually, even with people that I know very well. There are times when the brain just doesn't work the way it should! But there are a lot of times when I simply don't recall a person's name … Continue reading …You Know… Who?

Observations Of A Prodigal #3

14 He was broke, a terrible famine struck that land, and he felt desperately hungry and in need. 15 He got a job with one of the locals, who sent him into the fields to feed the pigs. 16 The young man felt so miserably hungry that he wished he could eat the slop the pigs were eating. … Continue reading Observations Of A Prodigal #3

Lent Day 3: Galatians 5:16-26

16 So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17 The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two … Continue reading Lent Day 3: Galatians 5:16-26

Ash Wednesday Thoughts, February 18 2015

9And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:  10"Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  11"The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: 'God, I thank You that I … Continue reading Ash Wednesday Thoughts, February 18 2015