What is Jesus worth to you?

What is knowing Jesus Christ worth to you? But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in…

Would Jesus Choose That?

Sometimes church families get so busy doing churchy kind of stuff that we often forgot what this is all about. That is Jesus. Jesus is the reason for a church family to be together, for us to meet and spend time together, for us to listen to His words, meditate on them and receive his…

How To Survive When Your Life Falls Down

I’m always struck be the scene of devastation that happens after an earthquake. Buildings, offices and homes that seemed solid and dependable crumbling before your very eyes, leaving people with nothing. In many of the cities in California, it’s different. After experiencing the devastation caused by earthquakes the architects created buildings that have a strong…

Everyone has an opinion…

    On January 20, 2016 President Trump was sworn into office as President of the United States. Obviously, over the past few days there has been a lot of feelings and opinions on this. From anguish, dismay, outcry, depression, violence and wanting to blow up the white house to the other end of joy,…

DO IHEART_____ MORE THAN JESUS?

IHEARTDOGS I saw that recently and I can relate. If you’ve known me for any amount of time you know how much I love dogs, especially rescue dogs and I will have one of my furry companions running around with me most of the time. What I’ve come to not only appreciate but really love…

What are you hungry for…?

My daughter is selling girl scout cookies for the very first time (and no this is not an advertisement) but I have had friends and neighbors literally drooling over the form they can’t wait to get them so badly. What are you hungry for? Maybe it is that craving that you just can’t get out…

When You Just Need Some Love

No one likes going to the hospital. I know I don’t. No one really likes going to the hospital. You go to the hospital when you’re sick. When something is wrong with you, you go to see the doctor. When you need some surgery you go to where the surgeon is. At the hospital one…

I Challenge You To Ask the Right Question

And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.   Luke 13:23-24 Have you ever gotten caught up in an argument about whether or not someone is going to…

Do You Hear The Knocking???

Are you ignoring Jesus? Just asking. Jesus said he is at the door and knocking but have you noticed he never knocks the door down on you! He could, but instead he gently calls out to you to keep drawing you closer to Him. Can you hear the knocking of Jesus on the door? This…

All Of It Will Go Away…Now What?

All of it will go away…now what??? What kind of people ought you to be knowing that this whole world and everything in it will one day be dissolved and remade? I believe we respond to this question usually in one of two ways. The first reaction, when we are confronted with the reality that…

3 Powerful Ways to Climb Down

They look like ants! I heard a little child exclaim looking down on them from high above. Living in St Louis with my family while attending the Seminary we had plenty of opportunities to travel up the St Louis Arch with family and friends visiting the city. The ride up is an experience itself when…

Like Breathing…

What is necessary in your life? Is your money necessary or your car? How about your house or your job? How bout that brand new plasma tv or that shiny new car, is that necessary? When we really break it down, what is necessary in your life? There are things we will not want to…