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I think we have all heard the age-old adage, "like father, like son". I visited my brother for the first time in a couple of years the other day and I noticed how much his kids had grown and how much they look like him. I thought to myself about the early years of children … Continue reading Love Like the Father, Like Children
I planned a sermon on God’s love that Wednesday evening twelve years ago. Before I started my sermon, I noticed a new couple who sat about midway down the church, on the left side pews. Just by looking at the couple one could tell that they did not know what to expect that evening. Their … Continue reading God’s Great Love Throws Caution to the Wind
Today, I rode to the top of East River Mountain, a mountain that separates West Virginia and Virginia. On the way up, there is a lookout and it is majestically beautiful at night. It reminded me why I love to call West Virginia my earthly home. "Almost Heaven" is the motto this state carries and … Continue reading Never Been This Homesick
The Nature of A River Have you ever noticed the nature of a river? It seems at peace sometimes and at other times it seems fearlessly angry. When the water is at its deepest, the river finds peace and when we look upon it in its peace, it seems inviting. As the river moves more … Continue reading The Nature of a River and You
Trophies and prizes are won when no one is watching -- Anonymous In the heart of a solid Christian faith, this quote should come as an encouragement, a builder, a soother, and a reminder that God's ultimate reward promised to us is still there, waiting to be grasped in the day of our rapture if … Continue reading Faith Watching
I've rarely cried in my life. I've endured some crippling physical pain without shedding a tear. I've been haunted night after night, day after day by the mental endurance marathon of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and never shed the first tear. I consider crying something kids do. I mean grown men don't cry, right? When … Continue reading Tears on the Cross: A Personal Testimony
I sat up all night contemplating the calling of God on my life. I think that I am blessed of God just to be elected into salvation, a calling I do not deserve. I know that all of the good I've done in my life doesn't really stack up to a hill of beans before … Continue reading Contemplations of the Night
Our body is the greatest testimony of our humanity, our weakness, our finiteness, the fact that we both have a beginning and an end. Our body and the way our skin ages, how fast our organs start to fail and how quickly our bones become brittle are tell tale signs that inevitably, we will expire. … Continue reading Two Absolutes God Wants Us to Know
Charles Darwin, the idol of atheists, while on his death bed, said, "Bring me the book". His assistant, who stood by his side for years, thought he was talking about Darwin's book, The Origin of Species. Darwin said to his assistant, "No, bring me the book". The assistant, bewildered, asked Darwin, "Which book?" Darwin, with … Continue reading A Darwin Like Invitation to Eternal Life
A Christian Spiritual poem concerning walking in darkness and being rescued by Christ's call and faith.
Sometimes ... I make the mistake of wishing for more money, a better car, really, a better life. But, what is wrong with the life I now live? What is wrong with what I have already been blessed with? Am I out sleeping under that canopy of clouds and rain coming down out there? I … Continue reading Sometimes …
Ephesians 1:3, 4 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. ..." (ESV) Doctrinal Observation … Continue reading Doctrinal Devotional #1: 23 Feb. 2019
It's 12:03 AM. Often, I find the deep night soothing and relaxing. It's a special time for a lot of us because our mind and body is relaxed and it being early Sunday morning, many of us do not have to get up and fight morning rushes just to go to a job that pimps … Continue reading Thunder on Sunday!
I often remember the life of Jesus Christ. How the crowds adored Him when He first came on to the scene of Judea as a new mouth for the Jewish God. Everywhere He went, there were people lined up wanting a Word or a healing. The crowds would actually push upon Him like He was … Continue reading It Is Finished!