1 Timothy 5:14-25 (KJV)

5:14-16 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. For some are already turned aside after Satan. If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieveContinue reading “1 Timothy 5:14-25 (KJV)”

Jesus Saves!

Priscilla J. Owens, a Baltimore public school teacher for 49 years, wrote these stirring soul-winning words for a missionary service in the Sunday school of Union Square Methodist Church. Music was not added till some 14 years later by William Kirkpatrick. All of this hymn is sound but one small verse in the second stanza.Continue reading “Jesus Saves!”

The Fountainhead

“For God is good – or rather, of all goodness He is the Fountainhead.” ~Athanasius of Alexandria This statement was penned by early church father Athanasius of Alexandria in a work discussing the incarnation of Jesus Christ. He states the phrase, “For God is good.” We hear this all the time but in a varietyContinue reading “The Fountainhead”

1 Timothy 4:7-16 (KJV)

4:7-9 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. There is a compellingContinue reading “1 Timothy 4:7-16 (KJV)”

One Small Word, One Big Difference

William R. Newell was an evangelist Bible teacher and assistant superintendent at Moody Bible Institute. One day on his way to teach a class, he started meditating on Christ’s suffering at Calvary and all that it meant. So he steps into an empty classroom and scribbled a hymn on the back of an envelope .Continue reading “One Small Word, One Big Difference”

I’m Just Shy…

Have any of you ever felt a sense of apprehension or nervousness when approaching people? I can testify that I have (and do) quite often.  Many people are familiar with shyness. One of the biggest first decisions of my life was originally hindered by being shy.  In early high school, I was young and inContinue reading “I’m Just Shy…”

A Simple and Ordinary Life

“Ivan Ilych’s life had been most simple and most ordinary and therefore most terrible.” Some may recognize this quote as a Leo Tolstoy construction from his work, The Death of Ivan Ilych. This novella presented an allegorical confrontation of death and the fear of thereof.  Infamous religious skeptic, Cesare Borgia, exclaimed as his life slippedContinue reading “A Simple and Ordinary Life”

Say His Name

Within the Bible, God is known by nearly 300 different titles! Is this surprising to you? It shouldn’t be. Considering how magnificent, Holy, and righteous our God is, it would make sense that humanity is not capable of singling out a title. Or that God simply offers humanity one dimensional aspect of Himself within HisContinue reading “Say His Name”

1 Timothy 2:7-15 (KJV)

2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. As Paul often does, he plays into his authority and unique position within the Body of Christ as a preacher and an apostle. These two positions shouldContinue reading “1 Timothy 2:7-15 (KJV)”

Rainbow Faith Bracelet’s

North Carolina residents mark their calendars yearly for the opening of the North Carolina State Fair. This was the first year however that I was able to make it to this large event and share in the fun that many state fairs experience each year! These fairs are filled with oddities of food, rides, attractions,Continue reading “Rainbow Faith Bracelet’s”