Stop the Cycle     After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. (Acts 18:1-2 ESV)     If you know me, you know that I read a verse and ask some questions about it.  I ask the context of the verse, the history of it and the application of it to my own life. Today was an example of this and… Read More


The Believer/Pharisee    But some believers who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up and said, “It is necessary to circumcise them and to order them to keep the law of Moses.”  (Acts 15:5 ESV)     When I read the passage I’ve referenced, I was pleasantly surprised that there were some Pharisees… Read More


Thankfulness – Contentment – JOY      “Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.” (1Timothy 6:6-8 ESV)       The old mentor Paul wrote a young leader named… Read More


Sanctuary   “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16 ESV)     It has been a while since I’ve written a post on my blog.  The forty days of prayer after Easter took me to a new form of creating prayer awareness in… Read More


“As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.”  (Luke 9:51 NIV)     We are a little over a week from recognizing “Good Friday.”  Christians all over the world recognize it as the day that Jesus was crucified.  It is “good” for it meant He… Read More


Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me.  But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:8-9 ESV)     I’ve heard numerous Christians who have a mistaken understanding that just because they are Christian they should escape… Read More


“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,” Ephesians 3:20 English Standard Version (ESV)     I’m learning to rejoice when God answers my prayer with giving me a no.  You see that no might go against my request, but… Read More


Dear Friends, My family and I are deeply grateful for your prayers and the many messages of hope and appreciation you have sent to me.  I hope that I conveyed that with my last blog post.  But somehow I feel that I need to say a little more to you. As a result of the… Read More


And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea.  Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of… Read More


“ ….. We have no strength to face this vast multitude that has come against us, nor do we know what to do, except that our eyes are on you.”  (2 Chronicles 20:12 ISV)   When All is Lost   We can read from many examples in the Bible that God waits for His people… Read More


Where’s the Compassion?   He looked them in the eye, one after another, angry now, furious at their hard-nosed religion. He said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” He held it out—it was as good as new! The Pharisees got out as fast as they could, sputtering about how they would join forces with… Read More