Before COVID-19 hit our world, many of us adults remember 9/11. It was my Freshman year in college and I had just finished my first class of the day. As many Bevill students did, I stopped by the “Bear’s Den” to talk to some friends and hang out a few minutes before the next class….
We wouldn’t go out into the world naked with no clothes, so why do we go out into the world without any spiritual armor?
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” This can literally mean that what’s inside a book has little or nothing to do with what’s on the cover. But it can also apply to people and other inanimate objects. And while society is better about not “judging a book by its…
By putting little faith in little things, I was limiting God’s impact on my life. In worrying about minor details of life, I had acted as if those didn’t matter to God. #faith #littlefaith
I believe God has a way of nudging us in His direction for our lives, especially if we earnestly seek Him for His will. That happened to me in the form of feeling convicted about the way I spent my time and my talents. #time #talents #kingdomminded
None of these “treasures” would bring a bootleg on eBay. But that’s not the point in regarding them as insignificant. It’s mind over matter: being Kingdom-minded rather than letting the matter of this world matter.
This time of year we like to reminisce about 9/11 and honor those who lost their lives in 2001. It’s great that we remember and pay reverence to that day in our history. Yet, I wonder if we’ve lost reverence in our everyday lives.
If Satan can’t tempt us to sin in the usual carnal ways of the world, he will fill our to-do lists with “good deeds” to the point that we neglect our true callings.
Anyone who has been in church most of his or her life knows the story of Abraham and God’s promise to make him a father of many nations. For anyone who isn’t familiar with the story, start at Genesis 12 for the story of Abraham and God’s call on his life. Just like Abraham, I…
I can face tomorrow. This hymn has popped up in my mind many times over the past two weeks. And, truth be told, Jesus is the only thing helping me face tomorrow right now. A few days ago we lost our pastor. Not to another church or another state or even another country. We lost…