A Time for Eternity

First Hello, June 2019! On the 16th day of this month, I'll be 42 years old. For 42 years I have lived on Earth and I have never seen time move so astoundingly fast than right now. It seems like just yesterday champagne was being spewed everywhere, being uncorked in celebration of the new year. … Continue reading A Time for Eternity

Love Like the Father, Like Children

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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

The Soulmate Deception – Imagination vs. Heart

It seems that only when we lose someone we love, we realize just how much we loved them. In the case of death, for us Christian types, we have a great promise from God that we will see them again one day when we pass through the gates of pearl. I heard it once said … Continue reading The Soulmate Deception – Imagination vs. Heart

Never Been This Homesick

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 and You

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

Friday’s Good Word: Influencing the World

Quote of the Day April 19, 2019 You'll never influence the world trying to be like it - Anonymous Christian Perspective In what way would you like to better the world? For me, I would like to see the people accept Christ and be saved. In order to have folks accept Christ and be saved, … Continue reading Friday’s Good Word: Influencing the World

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 … Continue reading Tears on the Cross: A Personal Testimony

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. … Continue reading Two Absolutes God Wants Us to Know

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 … Continue reading Doctrinal Devotional #1: 23 Feb. 2019

Marv’s Meditations – January 25, 2019

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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, … Continue reading Marv’s Meditations – January 25, 2019

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.

Four (4) Marks of the Holy Spirit in You

Introduction Poor old Mark! He experienced a life-changing event by ending up in jail for drinking and driving. He decided enough was enough so he sought the Lord to change his ways. Mark wanted to really get to know the Lord, so he picked a church without reading the Word and became subject to their … Continue reading Four (4) Marks of the Holy Spirit in You

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 … Continue reading Marv’s Meditations: December 3, 2018

Marv’s Meditations

Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 - Series: God's Love, #3 of 3 Scripture: Genesis 1:27; 2:18; 3:9 "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them ... But the LORD called to the man, 'Where are you?'" (NIV) Observation In this series, we … Continue reading Marv’s Meditations