2 Gates, 2 Roads, 2 Destinations

March 03, 2024 | Blog,

Our daily lives are filled with various choices and decisions like what clothes to wear, what food to eat, what things to buy. Many of those choices are relatively insignificant in the grand scheme of things, like what color running shoes we’ll buy, or what toppings we’ll put on our hotdog. Other choices are very […]

Religion vs. the Gospel

August 30, 2023 | Blog,

The reformer Martin Luther said that human beings, as sinners, are prone to pursue a relationship with God in one of two ways:  Religion or the Gospel.  Tim Keller (who recently went to be with the Lord) wrote extensively about this in various books and articles.  The following are excerpts of his ideas contrasting religion […]

Why Pray?

August 30, 2023 | Blog,

If you were to ask me about an area of my spiritual life that I wish were stronger, I would tell you it is my prayer life.  In fact, that is probably a common theme with most of us I would suspect.  There are typically a couple of barriers that keep us from developing a […]

Conquering Your Fears

November 22, 2021 | Blog,

If you’re like most people, chances are you have battled one or many fears throughout your life. I once decided to enlist the help of my Facebook friends to see what their most common fears were.  Here was their list in no particular order: Fear of Loss, Fear of Failure, Fear of Rejection, Fear of […]

God’s Medicine for Discouragement

June 30, 2021 | Blog,

Discouragement.  All of us face it sooner or later. There are so many things that can cause it.  For example, stress, exhaustion, isolation, failure, betrayal, and sickness can often be factors that make us discouraged. It could be that you have had more than your share of sickness and calamity and all you hope and […]

God always answers your Prayers

February 25, 2021 | Blog,

God always answers prayer. Sometimes the answer is … 1) Direct. We pray for something and we see the answer directly. Other times the answer is… 2) Denied. God as it were says, “No” when it is not in His will for us to have what we asked (1 John 5:14-15).  Here’s where his sovereignty comes into […]

Our Thinking vs. God’s Promises

February 21, 2021 | Blog,

A few decades ago two shoe salesmen were sent to Nigeria to survey the country for the possibility of building a shoe factory. The first man came back and said, “Few people here wear shoes so there is little need to build a new shoe factory in Nigeria.”  The second came back and said, “This […]

Treatment for a Lonely Heart

December 21, 2020 | Blog,

A lonely heart. Many know it all too well.  The covid pandemic has only compounded that feeling for many.  The Christmas holidays, for some, can actually add fuel to a lonely heart.  A lonely heart thinks, “No one really knows me” and “No one really cares about me.” What do you do with such thoughts? Some try […]