Christians in More Than Name Only

Christians in More Than Name Only

Walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3, NKJV)    As Christians, there would be a...
What Does Your Heart Say About You?

What Does Your Heart Say About You?

As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. (Proverbs 27:19, NLT) Does your heart align with what you want people to believe about you? The “heart” is much different than a perception or projection. It refers to a person’s...
It’s Warmer Nearer the Heat Source

It’s Warmer Nearer the Heat Source

I am the vine, you are the branches. Without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5, NKJV) I would love it if my morning coffee stayed perpetually hot. Or at least until I drank it. It’s a fact of life (and the laws of thermodynamics tend to agree) that we generally cannot...
God – Giver, Taker, or Both?

God – Giver, Taker, or Both?

I (God) have removed my protection and my peace from them—taken away my loving-kindness and my mercies. (Jeremiah 16:5, TLB / parenthesis added) Yes, God gives bountiful blessings and favor; yet, He also removes. Job lost everything in one day, then remarked, “The...