God’s Word Cuts Deep



For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12


How many people have read that little book that sits hidden in their glove box, the owners manual? Conversely, how many regularly read God’s life manual, the Bible? You can’t cherry pick out the happy stories versus the hard lessons. God’s Word is meant to be experienced front to back. It’s meant to cut deep into the human soul, giving us a view of who God is and how we should pattern our lives. God’s Word reveals His plans for our lives and shapes how we run this race.


Stand Firm!



Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58


Imagine being a knight; putting on the chainmail, hoisting on your heavy armor to go out and protect the castle daily. When putting on your spiritual armor seems to become a daunting task, remember the stripes that Jesus endured to set you free. Stand firm in your faith, show courage in the face of the trials that may be weighing you down!

Once Upon a Time



And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

Matthew 24:12


When I was growing up the world looked much different. At Christmas decorations lined city streets, the American flag was handled with care, and people (whether they admitted it or not) were guided by a moral compass that seems to be absent today. The boundaries seemed to have been blurred and the “new norm” seems to be “giving in” without a fight. Being silent can be a costly endeavor, we need to stand firm in our faith. 

I Can See!



They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”

Luke 18:37


This scene resembles an exchange that could take place anywhere. The moment a non-believer encounters hope. We’ve all been blind at some point in our earthly journey. To be introduced to the life-changing power of Jesus Christ is to have the scales fall off of your eyes. To truly see for the first time. Never squander an opportunity to share the Good News! 

Don’t be afraid to hope…



Where then is my hope— who can see any hope for me?

Job 17:15


Do you possess the ability to hope? When I speak of hope, I mean the confident anticipation that goodness is coming. If you’ve been waiting, praying for something amazing that God has laid on your heart, have hope. If you’ve received Christ Jesus as your Savior, you have a hope for eternity. Don’t be afraid to hope…

God’s Merciful Gift



Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Romans 10:9


Just believe. For some, that’s a tall order, but when I ponder all that creation is I can’t help but see that there is a purpose and careful design in everything. Maybe I’m simple, but I believe what the bible says to be the absolute truth, and I receive God’s merciful gift of salvation. Simply believe.

You Are Never Alone



My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalm 73:26


It may not seem like it, but Jesus is with you through the good times when the sailing is smooth and also through the tough times when the waves crash over your head. Never doubt that He’s right there with you, you are never alone!