Part of the delight of celebrating Christmas is giving gifts–that makes perfect sense since God offered us a wonderful example by gifting us with His precious Son, Jesus. (John 3:16) Gift-givers experience a thrill that travels to the deepest heart level as they witness hope-filled, sparkling eyes anticipating what could ...Read More »
Have You Received God’s Free Gift?
Recently, I was asked to prepare a short devotional message for those attending an upcoming luncheon at our church for a group of half-way house ladies. It would be a mixed crowd of women. Some would know Jesus well and others would not really care much about the whole topic ...Read More »
Babies: God’s Second Chances (Part 1)
Babies are God’s generous gifts of change to broken mankind. With the hope that the preceding generation will be better than the last, He repeatedly blesses us with second chances through the birth of each baby boy or girl. God specifically appoints each with a purpose, “Before I formed you in ...Read More »
How Does God See You?
Even for adults it can be a struggle to line up our thoughts to the truth of who we are according to our Maker. With all of the conflicting messages barraging teenagers, it must be difficult to maintain a healthy self-worth that is not inherently self-destructive. You are a young ...Read More »
Our Hope: God’s Thoughts Are Precious!
‘How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.’ Psalm 139:17-18 (NIV) Have you ever thought about God’s thoughts? We hear about them ...Read More »