Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Other than an annual holiday where we eat ourselves into oblivion, what is Thanksgiving? The Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines it: the act of giving thanks a prayer expressing gratitude a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness That’s nice. But can we get a clearer picture from the Bible? The word the Old Testament […]

American Politics? => A Cry For Healing

In less than a week, there will be a newly elected American President.  No matter who is elected, I can imagine that all this turmoil we have been experiencing as a country the past couple of months will not come to an end on November 8.  I would hope that both Hillary Clinton and Donald […]

Distractions

I think the focus of many Christians today, rightly so, is on not sinning and living for the Lord. This does not make Satan’s job very easy. “Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Pet. 5:8 NASB). “Then the Lord said to Cain, ‘Why are you angry? And […]

Prayer Need

On Oct. 2, my wife woke up with a migraine.  It lasted a couple days, then resolved itself.  Then, on that Friday, she was  suddenly hit with a major migraine.  She gets these from time to time, but this was by far the worst one she had ever experienced.  I took her to the ER, […]

Answer to Prayer

There are a number of Bible verses that tell us that we can ask for and receive blessings from God. Obviously, if the Bible says it, it is true. However, the way into which we put into practice the things we read in the Bible can make all the difference. For example, John 14 says, […]

Thinking with a Renewed Mind

Lately, I have been meditating on Philippians 4:8 – “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (ESV). It seems to me that if we, as Christians, […]

Heaven on Earth

Allow me to start by making this disclaimer, I do not think that I am anywhere near an expert on this subject. My thoughts are based on teachings, self-study, hours of discussion, and lots of prayer. Still, I do not believe I have even begun to crack open all that Heaven on Earth could be. […]