Death, Hell, Salvation

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?

Christian, Death, Heaven, Hell

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?

Life, Philosophy, Wisdom

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

Bible, Guilt, Salvation

Guilt of the Past

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:  the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. - Isaiah 53:5 Have you ever done something that you wish you could take away?  Do you have something in your life that haunts you to this… Continue reading Guilt of the Past

Family, Homes, Husband, Love, Marriage, Wife

Christmas Gifts & Kryptonite

Merry Christmas (Eve)! Where has 2018 gone? I wish you all a special and blessed Christmas season as you celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. I wanted to share a Christmas story that I hope will put a smile on your face as you enjoy the holiday season. After all, a merry heart doeth… Continue reading Christmas Gifts & Kryptonite

Depression, Encouragement, Life, Wisdom

When You Have an Elephant on Your Chest

Do you ever feel like there is an elephant sitting on your chest?  Me too. I have a confession.  I am a worrier.  It is not something of which I am proud, but it is true.  My wife reminds me often that I worry too much. Sound familiar? It is my conviction that God gives… Continue reading When You Have an Elephant on Your Chest

Christianity, Life, Social Issues

Stubborn about the Right Things

The story of Ruth is one of the most beautiful in the Bible.  It gives such a clear picture of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.  There are many truths that will help us grow.  Meditate sometime on the kinsman redeemer, handfuls of purpose, or the fields of grace. There are many things we… Continue reading Stubborn about the Right Things

Family, Life

The Epidemic of Enablers

I admit it.  I'm a fan of The Andy Griffith Show.  It was funny, clean, moral, funny, and funny.  The show also taught valuable lessons, much like other shows from that era.  In one episode, entitled, "Bailey's Bad Boy," Andy met a rich young man who had learned that his dad would always "bail him out."… Continue reading The Epidemic of Enablers