Strengthen your marriage

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“Husbands…be considerate.”                                     1Pe 3:7 NIV “Wives…be…worthy of respect.”                              1Ti 3:11 NIV A couple celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary was asked the secret to their success. The husband replied, “The day … Read More

Never, never quit!

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“Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” Pr 16:3 NLT The moment you start believing you’re successful enough to rest on your laurels, you’re in trouble. … Read More

Find People Who Believe in You

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“Carry each other’s burdens.”                                        Gal 6:2 NIV Mark Twain said, “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make … Read More

Give God His Tithe (4)

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“Those who fear him lack nothing.”                               Ps 34:9 NIV There are three kinds of givers: the flint, the sponge, and the honeycomb. To get even a spark from a flint … Read More

Give God His Tithe (3)

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“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse.”               Mal 3:10 NIV When you honor the Lord in your business, He will bless your business. Imagine the advantage you’d have in the … Read More

Give God His Tithe (2)

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“I will give you a tenth.”                                              Ge 28:22 NIV Jacob wasn’t a giver by nature. Quite the opposite, in fact! He cheated his brother Esau out of his birthright, which … Read More

The Hiding Place

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Being a parent is tough. We often think that the battle of protecting and hiding our children happens right around those rebellious pre-teen years, but let me assure you it … Read More

Don’t Be Inflexible

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“Naaman…went away in a rage.”                               2Ki 5:12 NLT As a general in the Syrian army, Naaman was accustomed to having things his own way. So when Elisha told him to … Read More

Stop Complaining (2)

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“When the people complained, it displeased the Lord.”                         Nu 11:1 NKJV If you think complaining is no big deal, read this: “When the people complained…the Lord heard…and His anger … Read More

A Perfect Day For Moms

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Not long ago, Cherise and I we were promoted to the greatest role yet … grandparents! A full circle moment surrounded us as we witnessed our eldest, Courteney, enter into … Read More

Called to Be a Priest (1)

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“[You] have made us kings and priests to our God.”                                Rev 5:10 NKJV John writes, “For You…have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and … Read More

Signs of the Times (3)

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“You will be…put to death…because of me.”           Mt 24:9 NIV Jesus said to His disciples: “You will be handed over to be persecuted…put to death, and…hated by all nations because … Read More

Signs of the Times (2)

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“Wars and rumors of wars.”                                           Mt 24:6 NIV Jesus said: “[When]…you…hear of wars and rumors of wars…see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the … Read More

Shake It Off

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“Shake the dust off your feet.”                                     Mk 6:11 NIV Here’s some good advice Jesus gave His disciples. When someone rejects you or won’t listen to you, “shake the dust off … Read More

Rules for Serving

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“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them.”                             Ro 12:9 NLT When it comes to serving others, try to live by these three rules: (1) Serve sincerely. “Don’t … Read More

The Power to Change

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“I will strengthen you and help you.”                         Isa 41:10 NIV We go to seminars and conferences looking for a painless cure by which our lives can be zapped and changed. … Read More