On Christian radio call-in programs, I’ve often heard people ask how to validate one’s salvation. People say that despite their sincere belief in the Gospel, they don’t “feel” saved. Others say that they have asked Christ to save them over and over again. It saddens me that people have these doubts and fears, because Scripture… Continue reading Are You Secure in Your Salvation?
This summer has been a busy one for our family, filled with projects of all sorts that we have worked on individually and as a family. Our house has been cleaned, painted, organized, and repaired within an inch of its life, and it’s kept us very busy. I’ve also worked more than usual on landscaping… Continue reading Seeking God in Loneliness
When I worked full-time at the local newspaper years ago, several fellow employees enjoyed posing what they considered difficult questions about my faith. A popular one was, why don’t you drink? Or, how can you have any fun without drinking? That one was easy enough to answer. I didn’t make any converts – the… Continue reading God Doesn’t Send People to Hell…Does He?
Beyond the sunset, O blissful morning When with our Savior, heaven is begun Earth's toiling ended, O glory dawning Beyond the sunset, when day is done When an elderly person dies peacefully and in good health, we consider them to have concluded their life on earth in a most blessed way. We hope that one… Continue reading Beyond the Sunset
Consider this: when the woman at the well ran to tell her fellow townspeople, “Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" (John 4:29) she was excited about far more than the fact that Jesus inexplicably knew intimate details of her life. Let’s start at… Continue reading Is Not This The Christ?
Jesus had a special regard for a certain group of people. You may be among them. I know I am. It's the work-weary. The fatigued. The sleep-deprived. The downright exhausted. To us, Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28). Rest! What a… Continue reading A Special Invitation from Jesus
These verses have always been uplifting to me. The idea that God is pure light, the source of our joy and the center of our fellowship with Christ and with other Christians, inspires me to keep on living for him in my everyday life. I trust these verses will encourage you as well in the… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I John 1: 4 -7
Continuing on with last week's passage, these verses highlight the miracle that is our great salvation. I pray I will never take it for granted. Have a lovely week, everyone! Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Colossians 1:13-15
I can see why many people blog. What a gift, to share with others their talents and unique experiences! But I, on the other hand, have always been a bit hesitant to share much about myself. Example: in college, I sat in front of a girl for an entire semester, and gradually, as everyone… Continue reading The Original Blogger