Freedom from Sins That Chain Us

“I will appoint you as a covenant to the people, As a light to the nations, To open blind eyes, To bring out prisoners from the dungeon, And those who dwell in darkness from the prison.” Isaiah 42:6-7, NASB FREEDOM. I don’t know anyone who would refuse freedom. People around the world—including those of us in the […]

Why I Don’t Need to Work My Head Off

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9, NASB Reformation Day comes and goes every October 31—an occurrence I take for granted far too often. But I wonder, what was life like […]

Drawing Near: Make Me Faithful

“In the beginning God created…” Genesis 1:1, NASB “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17   Loving Father, Creator of this sky that fascinates me, Painter of its splendid blue, You’re matchless. Maker of white clouds puffing around, You’re […]

A New You

“And have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him.” Col. 3:10, NASB New shoes. New clothes. A new hairstyle. What is it about something brand-new that makes us smile? I don’t know anyone who dislikes receiving an unused item–especially among my female […]

Less Selfish, More Loving – A Book Review of Choosing Him All Over Again

As a young wife, Juana Mikels was vivacious, attractive, and multi-talented. She was also selfish. Leaving her husband of three years, she put her needs and desires first while placing her marriage vows behind. Choosing Him All Over Again: A Story of Romance & Redemption has re-awakened my desire to pursue unselfishness. Because I am selfish […]

Filling up with Jesus

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil. 1:6, NASB Do you ever long for a more effective Christian life … a deeper, richer, more fruitful Christian experience? I do. I so much want to lead people to […]

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