The Weeds Near Our Soul

I love the near-instant satisfaction of working in the yard. When it’s tended to regularly the results can be fabulous.   Just like our soul.   Tending to and caring for the health of our soul can result in its blossoming into the wonderful entity God intended.  The opposite is also true, right? My work […]

Reflecting the Glory of the Son

A beautiful and brilliant “harvest” moon made its mark on North America on September 16, 2016.  Its light was a near pure white.  In Georgia, with no clouds in sight, the moonlight cast defined shadows onto normally darkened ground. When we experience the moon’s light, we’re actually experiencing the light of the sun….and the moon does its […]

Removing the Refuse Around the Heart

If you are a gardener or someone who loves the beauty of nature in a yard, you know that weeds, dead leaves, overgrown vines and yard clippings have to be taken out. Large brown bags from home stores line our street as evidence that we have to do something with the refuse, the weeds…the junk. We […]

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 […]

Motivations of the Heart

The heart is often described as the inner self but it’s also known as the center of our motivations.  In other words, whatever you do or think, the underlying motivation or intent comes from your heart, not your mind. The Bible says that the word of God can discern the thoughts and intentions (motivations) of the heart. […]

The Whisper of a Prideful Heart – Part 2

Of all the concepts in the Bible related to the heart, a prideful and conceited heart tops the list – by far.  Of all the verses in the Bible related to the heart, there are more verses on pride than any other topic. Satan helped bring about sin and pride in Adam and Eve with a simple question […]

The Whisper to a Prideful Heart – Part 1

The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.  – Proverbs 16:5 ~~~~~ There is a voice that whispers to our heart that cleverly says “look away, look away”. Look to yourself, look to what you have, look to what you’ve built, look to what you want…look […]

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 […]

What’s your worth?

I went to a counselor once who, more or less, told me I had a case of “excessive striving”.  Not surprisingly, I was oblivious to what she was saying. But as I looked at my life, I realized I lived my day-to-day existence nearly always pushing, prompting, nudging, urging, cajoling, nagging or convincing people to respond […]

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.