Tears on the Cross: A Personal Testimony

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…

Contemplations of the Night

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…

Two Absolutes God Wants Us to Know

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….

Doctrinal Devotional #1: 23 Feb. 2019

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…

The Seasons of our Lives

Spring will soon be upon us. This is the time that everything comes back to life, that which was seemingly killed by winter. The time when the fresh smell of cut grass will be filling our lungs, the sound of lawn mowers filling our ears, and the eyes filled with children on every playground, everywhere….

Marv’s Meditations – January 25, 2019

Scripture: Romans 1:18-20 “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature,…

Four Treasures Found in Hardships

To be extraordinary, we must endure the training of the extraordinary. That means we must endure hardships. This article gives four good things that come out of hardships. Knowing that hardships will come, it is best to understand what is good about the hardship so that you can persevere that time in your life. Perseverance creates mighty extraordinary men and women, seperating themselves from the ordinary.

Marv’s Meditations: December 3, 2018

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:3–7 “Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them. And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules. And hardworking farmers should be the first…

Seven Revelations of the True Gospel Message: Preface

You’ve heard it said that the power of life and death is in the tongue. Individual words themselves hold very little power over anything. However, when they are put together in an intelligible fashion, they can hold the power of understanding. When understanding comes in contact with a question of belief in that understanding, the…

Lifting the Weight of Adversity

The United States Marine Corps is not known for producing many “quitters” in life. They had an idea in the 90s, when I went to boot camp, that they would tear out the young, irresponsible, undisciplined, boy, and replace him with the matured, responsible, disciplined, man, who’s only prayer was to kill someone in war…

Marv’s Meditations

Tuesday, 23 Oct. 2018 – Series: God’s Love, #2 of 3 Scripture: 1 Jn. 4:7-10 Dear friends, we should love each other, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has become God’s child and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his…

3 Helps For A God Powered Happy Life

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. – Charles R. Swindoll Life! It’s rough. It’s hard! It’s great! I have wondered what it would be like if I weren’t born? I know I’m not the only one who has dreamt this up. If I weren’t born then I…