Do you have a relative or friend, someone you love, who is walking the dangerous path of self-destruction? I do. I have loved ones who struggle with addictions, who bounce in and out of jail, whose addiction killed them, and it’s painful to watch. It’s painful to hear about because I also love the folks … More Homeboy
This post was written shortly after a dear friend of mine lost her 5th child in 2014. We wept together again last month when she lost her 6th child in 2015. Pastor Scott’s sermon came to mind again. Last week was one of mourning for me. A very dear friend of mine miscarried her 5th … More Weep with those who weep.
Historically speaking, tonight is a preparation or the anticipation of a major historic event for the Christian world. It is not about decor around the house, or the tree being lit, or even the gifts under the tree. It is about the Messiah, who had been promised to God’s covenant people. A promise given back … More Mary Did You Know?
The second week of Advent is joy! It is the Advent season and many of us are rushing around to finalize our gift purchases and wrapping them. I also don’t believe I am alone in finding myself caught up in the scurrying and flurrying motions, while I lose sight of why I am doing … More Advent: Joy
There are times in the Christian’s walk when the cross we bear for Christ seems too heavy a burden to carry, even though it is a burden that must be carried if one is to be a disciple. This is why Jesus repeatedly warned His followers to weigh the price of carrying the cross when … More The Cross You Bear
Prayer Mate Have you ever had someone share a struggle with you? Do you let them know you will pray for them? Do you follow up with that? I have to admit that with the best of intentions, those prayers often slip through my mind and never pass my lips again. Yes, I know, it’s … More I’ll Pray For You
The Right Man on Our Side “Behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not.” (Luke 22:31-32) Satan wanted Peter to fall, and fall he would (v. 34), but Christ had prayed for him that victory would come. The … More Who Is On Your Side?