Learn to Live

When I was younger, I remember how saturated the Christian media was with questions such as, “Would you die for Christ?” and or “If the situation were to arise, would you deny Jesus in your last moments?” There are hundreds of variations to these questions and upon reflection I believe I know why these questionsContinue reading “Learn to Live”

Do I Dare?

“‘Amazing Grace,’ How sweet the sound!” The composer of the beloved hymn, John Newton (1725-1807), had this hymn first published in what is called “The Olney Hymns” book. It was an illustration of potent ideologies of the evangelical movement in England at the time. The Amazing Grace tune as we know it was composed byContinue reading “Do I Dare?”

I Can Face Tomorrow

There are particular moments from early childhood that many remember vividly.  It may be good things and it may be bad things.  Some moments are big and other ones are small.  But these moments for some reason, just stick out to us.  One moment that often comes to mind randomly but always providentially is whenContinue reading “I Can Face Tomorrow”

The Old Rugged Cross

George Bennard was born February 4th, 1973, in a coal mining town of Youngstown, Ohio. He aspired to be a Christian evangelist, but his father died so he stayed and supported his mother and sister. Later he became involved with the Salvation Army and then an ordained minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church. Bennard diedContinue reading “The Old Rugged Cross”

2 Timothy Background & Introduction

2 Timothy  4 chapters, 83 verses, and 1,666 words (KJV) Written during Paul’s second imprisonment, shortly before his martyrdom. This is Paul’s last known written work. 1 of the 3 epistles written to local Church leaders. These are considered the “Pastoral Epistles”. They include 1 and 2 Timothy along with Titus. Although not often categorizedContinue reading “2 Timothy Background & Introduction”

Like a Boss

Like a Boss. What comes to mind when you read these words?  For me, it brings back memories of the late 2000’s and early 2010’s when the “Like a Boss” trend was in full swing.  From the depths, merchandise and entertainment was defined by these three words. There was the #likeaboss, the “Like a Boss”Continue reading “Like a Boss”

Abner and the Discerning Journey

Following the holiday season, people need many things. Practically, two that come to mind immediately are money and more sleep.  But beyond the practicalities there is so much more that we need! In the infamous work Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, we are reassured,  “You are human and fallible.” Throughout the holidays and the ChristmasContinue reading “Abner and the Discerning Journey”

Victory in Jesus

“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57). The hymn “Victory in Jesus” was written by Eugene M. Barlett (December 24th, 1885, to January 25th, 1941). Two years before his death from complications of a stroke, the song first appeared in a paperback song bookContinue reading “Victory in Jesus”

1 Timothy 6:11-21 (KJV)

6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fleeing is a reiteration of the phrase found in 1 Timothy 6:5 that urges the believer to withdraw themselves from the “perverse disputing” that “gain is godliness.”  Following this statement, we find that this evil mindsetContinue reading “1 Timothy 6:11-21 (KJV)”

A Faithful Foreigner

And Ittai answered the king, and said, As the Lord liveth, and as my lord the king liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be. ~ 2 Samuel 15:21 The adoption process is such a long but beautiful process. ThroughContinue reading “A Faithful Foreigner”