Consecrated

Open a hymnal in nearly any English-speaking Protestant church today, and Frances Ridley Havergal’s name will appear on several of its pages. Why should a nineteenth century single woman who lived to be only forty-two years of age be so widely remembered? Born in Victoria England, Frances grew up in a home filled with music….

My Beloved

“Whither is thy beloved gone?” Song of Solomon 6:1 There is occasion in every marriage for dullness to set in and a lack of appreciation to waft through the hearts of husbands and wives. Managing the responsibilities of married life becomes a business. Juggling jobs, kids, bills, and discipline leaves no room for intimate feelings…

The Greatest of These…To the Least of These

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. I Corinthians 13:1 I’m a kindergarten teacher, so I speak a lot of words every day. And in my years in the classroom, I have discovered it is entirely possible…

What is in Your Hands

 “Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall…

3 Biblical Directives on How to Comfort Part 2

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God, even the Father…

Love One Another

Do you ever get tired of “doing” church? Often, we can get so busy with “doing” that we lose sight of why we’re “doing.” During this time when we are temporarily unable to meet together as a church body, perhaps we will gain a better perspective on what has been keeping us so busy all…

Choosing Friends

Good friends are among our greatest blessings; they may keep us back from much evil, quicken us in our course, speak a word in season, draw us upward, and draw us on. But a bad friend is a positive misfortune, a weight continually dragging us down, and chaining us to earth. Keep company with an…

O Taste and See!

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in Him. Psalms 34:8 With all of this quarantine stuff going on, I am in my kitchen…a LOT. I joke with my friends that by the time this thing is over, I’ll be 50 lbs heavier because of all of…

Patience in Mentoring

Now when Paul and his company loosed from Paphos, they came to Perga in Pamphylia: and John departing from them returned to Jerusalem. But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down. Acts 13:13-14 Mentoring takes time and effort…and love….

Miracle Money

We are walking into George Müller territory. Recently, I heard a Bible teacher (via DVD) lament that his children may miss out on critical lessons on faith, because God had given them so many physical comforts. We pray that our children would also understand living faith in our living God. Unlike George Müller and his…