One Thing You Lack

One Thing You Lack  For many Christians, the story is a familiar one. A wealthy young man approaches Jesus and asks, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Mark 10:17-22) Upon Jesus reminding him of several commandments, … Continued

The Secret of Contentment

Those who complain most are most to be complained of. –Matthew Henry, pastor and author For I do not want you to be unaware, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea; and all were baptized into Moses in the … Continued

Reasons to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Last week, I saw an interesting hashtag trend on Twitter: #ReasonsToSkipThanksgiving. The comments were mostly what a person would expect. Jokes about family arguments, political jabs, and angst over the well-being of turkeys filled my Twitter feed. There were also … Continued

The Prince of Peace

Abide in Me says Jesus. Cling to Me. Stick fast to Me. Live the life of close and intimate communion with Me. Get nearer to Me. Roll every burden on Me. Cast your whole weight on Me. Never let go your hold … Continued

The Battle for Control

One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind … Continued

Serving from Overflow

Love is the overflow of joy in God! It is not duty for duty’s sake, or right for right’s sake. It is not a resolute abandoning of one’s own good with a view solely to the good of the other person. It … Continued

Homegrown Theologians

Just because it doesn’t make sense to you doesn’t mean it doesn’t make sense. –Adrian Rogers, pastor and author The sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots … Continued

Manna from Heaven

We want God to provide more so we need Him less. –Mark Batterson, pastor and author But when they measured it with an omer, whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack. Each of … Continued

The Still Small Voice of God

Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue. God’s voice in response to mine is the most essential part. –Andrew Murray, pastor and author And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed … Continued

God’s Idea of Success

The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the … Continued

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