In stormy times, I’ve learned the best way to maintain a Christ-centered perspective is to count my blessings. One of the blessings of this quarantine is the access to spiritually uplifting content online. You don’t even have to look further than Facebook.
A Surprising Lesson from Answered Prayer
It's been several weeks since Bro. Harlan preached the message from Acts chapter twelve that he called, "The Power of a Praying Church." And still the lesson that sticks with me is the surprised reactions of those prayer warriors. What lessons can God's answers teach us? So you don't have to flip over to Acts …
Easter: A Reason to Rejoice
Easter is the penultimate of Christian holidays because it celebrates the power of Jesus Christ. He defeated death. He went to Hell and set its captives free.
A Plan to Stop Fear
I watch the news and listen to the new round of restrictions. They closed schools in our state for three weeks and then doubled it to six weeks a few days later. Now that tests are available, the number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise. It's a pandemic. And here I thought I'd only …
No Such Thing as a Coincidence
The preacher uses a text. The next day, your devotional book references one of the verses from the text. Then the writer of the marriage book you’re working through repeats the same scripture.
It doesn’t take three times before the light goes off, does it?
How Much Does “Keeping up with the Joneses” Cost?
This blog’s goal is to share reflections on sermons and lessons experienced at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. However, the author doesn’t learn spiritual lessons only at church. Does anyone? This post is loosely connected to chapter fifteen from the most recent book by Kurt Bubna (pastor of Eastpoint Church in Spokane Valley, WA) called …
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John’s 12-Step Checklist on Fellowship
In First John, the apostle wanted to assure the people he wrote to of their relationship and fellowship with God. See 1 John 5:13. The twelve steps follow.
God’s Amazing Grace
What is grace? Its depth exceeds the ocean which means the average believer (talking about myself here) doesn’t fully understand it. Some days, I’m not sure I have even scratched the surface of the awesomeness that is God’s amazing grace. Learn more about it in this post based on sermons from Pastor Jeff Harlan.
A Word About This Blog
Writing is a gift from God. Sometimes it feels like a curse. Because if an author writes something that necessitates someone reading it. Why is that a curse? Because what if no one reads what you write?What if they read it and disagree?What if an author gets so busy writing for publication she forgets Who …