Spring’s Coming Hope

Sometime early in the fall, the earth begins to tip upward and those of us in North America begin the march toward winter, when the sun is furthest from the earth. Moving away from the sun, brings on cold temperatures. Sap that once easily moved in trees to supply life, eventually slows down and leaves […]

Caterpillars to Butterflies: A story of your identity

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 ESV The process of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly is one of the most dramatic natural phenomena that I know.  The poor caterpillar only knows one world….climbing on limbs and stems eating leaves.  Caterpillars are slow and are significantly susceptible […]

A Repentant Heart

On Good Friday the Christian world celebrates the good news of not having to bear the penalty of our own sinfulness toward God.  Thankfully, we did not get what we deserved for our rebellion against God.  Christ paid the price for our sin and became sin for us, so we could be restored to relational union with […]

Our Father’s Heart of Giving

This is a story of the goodness and giving nature of God. For those of you who follow Christ as Lord of your life, you know that we serve a “good, good Father” as the song goes….a God that’s faithful and shows us lovingkindness. ~~~~~~ He said, “O LORD, the God of Israel, there is […]

The Profit / The Savior

The CNBC TV show The Profit is about a business expert, Marcus Lemonis, who helps save failing businesses.  He invests in them, then sets about making needed changes that bring the business back to profitability. He helps all kinds of businesses from meat-packing plants, to furniture manufacturers, to auto repair firms and sports souvenir manufacturers. He’s a real […]

Come to Save – A Christmas Message

Knowing that Christmas is about our Savior coming to earth to seek and to save the lost, this video celebrates the reason for Christmas. The heavenly sounds of the USSR Cultural Chamber Choir make the message of Christmas glorious and grand, as it should be.

A Covering of Grace

We get snow infrequently here in Atlanta, so, when it does snow, even now at 52 years old, I turn into a kid. I love watching kids build snowmen, I love to sit indoors watching it fall, I enjoy standing outside as the flakes land on my bald head…heck, I still eat it (as long as it’s […]

Deliver us from evil.

As you likely know, the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6 includes a famous line “and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” I was recently drawn to find out more about the word deliver and, after a bit of research, I stumbled onto what, for me, has become a more meaningful view of this […]

You are loved the most.

A friend of mine, said a sort of shocking thing recently. He said he told his oldest daughter that she was his favorite child; that he loved her the most. “Gee that seems a little unfair to your other two children”, I replied.   He then told me that he also loved his middle son the […]

Are you shedding the old?

River birch trees have some outstanding features. Their unique white-ish bark curls up into paper thin pieces and their fall leaves are stunningly brilliant.   Their wood is extremely strong, yet flexible, and it contains special oils that are used in cosmetics and other products. But contrasted with their beauty and strength, I’ve noticed a […]