Bible

Valentine’s Day: I Love You, or Do I?

People are celebrating Valentine’s Day by purchasing Valentine’s gifts with “I LOVE YOU” written all over them. What exactly does  “I LOVE YOU” really mean? “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9 NASB). The sentence “I love you” is common among people, especially people of opposite sex, either married or single. The...

Is There Power In Prayer?

God revealed to me one day that there is no real power in our prayers because real POWER IS ONLY IN HIM. Now, I’m sure that some of you will look at the first part of that statement and question if it is un-Biblical non-sense. But, I assure you, that it is very Biblically accurate. But, please – do not...

The Hardening of the Human Heart

The Hardening of the Human Heart There are passages in the Bible that are frightening. Heb. 3:12-13 is one such passage. “Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called ’TODAY,’ lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness...

The Gift of Accepting Broken Old Me

ON ANY given day we’re only about 30-seconds away from being overwhelmed in a life that, given our particular soft spot is activated, will throw us into a tail spin of turmoil. Everyone has such a soft spot. On any given day. Satan knew that Job was susceptible, even though he was as righteous a person as there ever had...

How Doubts About Healing In Grief Actually Prove Faith

OBSERVATIONS of another’s grief prove cathartic, especially when that grief is a cathartic experience. I’m inspired by the faith of a friend who says she hopes, through grief, to grow in empathy, warmth, and genuineness – which is something I believe – that grief has a purpose in our development. Here’s the premise of this article: if we have doubts...

Psalm 91: A Safer Harbor

Why so many references these days to Psalm 91? Presently, most folks are looking for a safer harbor. Security and even the illusion of security has disappeared when you assess the world’s systems we had so much confidence in five or ten years ago. More and more, people of faith are going back to cultivate their roots, digging deeper with...

So Much To Do, So Little Time

Many people have a great problem managing time. These days it rarely seems a case of laziness, rather too much to be done, too many demands and too little time. “Techno stress” and “information fatigue syndrome” are becoming the prognosis for some of the tensions of the nineties. Top authorities on the “psychology of technology,” Michelle Weil, and Larry Rosen,...

Regret Eternal

The man stumbled and fell, the ground scorching his hands as he reached out to steady himself. The darkness was absolute he felt the throbbing in his blistered fingers but saw nothing at all. A shriek pierced the eerie silence, followed by another, this time a woman’s tormented cry. Someone pushed violently past, a disembodied voice demanding, “Get out of...