Charles Spurgeon, the great pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London, was well-acquainted with depression. When he was 22 years old, preaching to thousands of people at the Surrey Gardens Music Hall, a prankster yelled, "FIRE!" which caused a great panic. In the mob rush, seven people were killed. The young preacher never recovered from… Continue reading When the Power of Depression is Upon You
Commit to the Sowing
Face it. There are just matters beyond our control. The actions of others, the unforeseeable events of life, the weather, the past, and the list continues. There is something within our grasp, though. We can control what we do. Take a story from the book of Esther for example. Mordecai has been elevated to a… Continue reading Commit to the Sowing
90% Attitude. 10% Ability.
I used to work for a great pastor who had a peculiar sign hanging on his office door. The sign read, "90% Attitude. 10% Ability." Over the years, I have given more thought to that message. I believe attitude does make the difference Learn from a Bible Example - I Corinthians 16:9 For a great… Continue reading 90% Attitude. 10% Ability.
A Thumbs Up
I wish you could know my sweet grandmother. She is one of those people that just makes you feel loved, excited, and happy all at the same time. We grew up calling her, "Nanny." (By the way, she's still my Nanny!) It's always fun to watch her get excited and do the Nanny stomp! She… Continue reading A Thumbs Up
Handfuls of Purpose
Let's take a little (much-needed!) break from the Coronavirus, and let's consider a great truth in the word of God. And let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them, that she may glean them, and rebuke her not. - Ruth 2:16 Boaz told his servants to leave handfuls of… Continue reading Handfuls of Purpose
Where is God?
Recently, I spoke with a person who was genuinely seeking answers about God and COVID-19. The question he had was, "Where is God in all of this?" As people are suffering, where is God? As people are scared, where is God? God has not left nor forsaken His people! God has not been caught by… Continue reading Where is God?
This is Not a Time for Fear but for Faith
COVID-19. Coronavirus. These words have sparked fear into American culture and around the world. Toilet paper has been scarce, supplies have been more scarce, and some businesses are changing their models. People are worried about paying bills, children out of school, and how to get back to normal life. Yet, I believe that even though… Continue reading This is Not a Time for Fear but for Faith
What Happens When a Person Dies Without Christ?
If you strip away all of the labels, the divisions, the classes, and the standings of people, you realize that there are two types in this world: those who are saved and those who are lost. We know from the Scriptures what happens when a saved man dies, but what happens when an unbeliever leaves… Continue reading What Happens When a Person Dies Without Christ?
What Happens When a Christian Dies?
There is much grief in our world. Many of us carry around the anguish of having lost someone close to our hearts. There are questions that loom about death and what comes in the "after life." The Bible tells us that there is something after death. And as it is appointed unto men once to… Continue reading What Happens When a Christian Dies?
How to Make Good Decisions
By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter: choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto… Continue reading How to Make Good Decisions