“Did you hear what I just said?” Now there’s a common phrase all of us have likely heard from our mothers or spouses at least once in our life. And if you’re a husband………………likely at least once a week! As Christians, we want to know what God’s plans are for us, what His directions for us are. We long to know what He wants us to do, when to do it, how to do it, etc. But what if God is speaking to us right now? What if He’s been speaking to us for days, weeks, months or even years,,,,,,,,,,,,and we just haven’t listened. How do you know when God is speaking to you? Continue reading “How Do You Know When God is Speaking to You?”
Are all people created equal? Is everyone really equal? It is a controversial topic that we have debated and shed blood, sweat and tears over for generations. An entire war, the Civil War, was fought over this very topic. But amongst this whole argument, there is a genuine hypocrisy to be exposed by the very groups of people who scream the loudest attempting to drown out those who truly believe in and are fighting daily for TRUE equality.
On January 22nd, the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, signed in to state law what is deemed New York’s “Reproductive Health Act” further strengthening what is probably the greatest inequality in our society today. Continue reading “Is Everyone Really Equal – Equality and Abortion”
The daily grind…………that routine that many of us find ourselves in day in and day out that we repeat daily for that magical paycheck. “Work” we call it. One old “Confucius” quote that has some credit is this: “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” There’s a lesson to be had here although Confucius quotes are not really the path of guidance I’d recommend. Instead, God has given us all very sound guidance through His word in the Bible. How do you find your calling in life? Keep reading. Continue reading “Find Your Calling In Life”
Giving up is easy. Whether it is something as small as cooking a difficult recipe or a workout program, or something as big as a marriage or a job, quitting is easy. As a kid growing up my late father used to say, “Can’t Never Could” as a response to me or anyone else saying the forbidden word “can’t” around him. It was his way of saying, “Never Give Up”, or in biblical terms, “Run the Race”. Continue reading “Run the Race – Finish the Race”
Are you a full time Christian or just part-time? Tough question and maybe a bit confusing for some. Let’s make it a little more clear. Sunday is a time for worship, a day when Christians get together as a church family, fellowship together, pray together, listen to the word of God, sing, and genuinely praise God. But as Christians, should we not do this every day of the week? There are many verses in the Bible that instruct us, as Christians, to pray continually for example, but if we leave our Christianity at church on Sunday, are we really fulfilling God’s ultimate purpose for our lives? Continue reading “Full Time or Part Time Christian?”
A question I often ask college students is this: What is success in life? This question often opens up a discussion that provides different answers from financial stability to a whole happy family life and everything in between. But what is success in life through the eyes of God, and how do we attain it? Can we attain it? These are important questions we all must consider when determining our direction, not only here in this life, but perhaps more importantly for our eternal life after our death. Continue reading “What is Success in Life?”
Genuine faith; do you have it? Do you know what it is? What is having faith? The Merriam-Webster dictionary provides several textbook definitions of faith, all of which are good descriptions of the word itself. But what is the true meaning of faith? While we all have it in one form or another, having genuine faith in God takes the true meaning of “faith” to a whole different level. Continue reading “What is Genuine Faith?”
How do we know God is real? This is a question that everyone, Christians and non-Christians, find themselves pondering at some point in their lives, possibly even throughout their lives. In the Christian circles I grew up in, this was a point that was rarely, if ever, made. It simply wasn’t something to be questioned. Quietly however, we all find ourselves asking this question at some point whether openly, or privately. Continue reading “How Do We Know God is Real?”
All too often we hear stories of supposed “Christians” who have “fallen from the faith” and have been caught in scandals that are completely contradictory to the Bible itself. These stories propagate from the famous television pastors who are broadcast worldwide all the way down to our very own husbands, wives and even children.
For the non-Christians and especially for those on the edge of becoming a Christian, this is just one more reason they have that keeps them from moving forward. It leaves them with the obvious question, Why are Christians so hypocritical? They preach one thing and then the next thing we know, they’re getting caught doing the very things they’ve been preaching against!! Why are Christians so judgmental against the very things they get caught doing?
There is actually a very good reason for this that I believe is all too often under-preached by pastors throughout Christianity. Don’t get me wrong, the question is valid and in no way am I justifying the wrongs of these individuals. But I do think it is important that we all learn from the mistakes of other as Christians and non-Christians. Continue reading “Why are Christians so Hypocritical? When Christians Let their Guard Down.”
Perhaps one of the most important characteristics God placed within us as humans is fear. That’s right, good old-fashioned fear, being “scared” of something. Fear comes in many different forms and levels, but fear can be as much a good thing as it is a bad thing.
Fear and Christianity go hand in hand. Even with respect to the Bible and Christianity, fear has a good side and an ugly side. I’m sure while reading this you may be asking, “how in the world can fear be a good thing”. Keep reading and I’ll explain. Continue reading “Fear and Christianity – The Good and Bad”