I was about nine-years-old when I first saw a dead person up-close. Some school kids heard an old woman in the neighborhood had just died. Morbid curiosity got the best of us. Before I knew it, we were making nervous tracks through a country dirt road and into the woman’s house. The quick glimpse of […]

  via TheStreamingFaith: Warning: the following devotional may RADICALLY change our water cooler conversations at work. So please, read at your own risk. I am often asked by younger (and sometimes older) leaders what they should do when they feel like their boss is no longer delegating responsibilities to them, but rather dumping them in […]

  This week’s topic: Fathers Father’s day is an extremely important day to me because it’s a reminder of the demonstration of God’s never ending outpour of love in my life. When I was conceived, my biological father initially denied me. Six years later, even knowing that he was indeed my father, he willingly gave […]

The Bible says that when you accepted Jesus as the Lord of your life, your spirit was recreated. You went from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. The spirit that is living inside your body looks just like God’s, and wants you to act just like God. Have you noticed that there […]

When Charles Dickens penned “A Tale of Two Cities” and included the famous “It was the worst of times, it was the best of times” line, I am sure he had no idea he’d be describing my 2010 experience. Last year, was filled with amazing ‘highs’ and seemingly right after those moments, devastating ‘lows.’ And […]

In Mark 9:17-26, we read about a father whose son was possessed by a demon. The man came to Jesus, asking Him to heal the boy, if it was possible. The Lord lovingly shared that He could accomplish anything if the man had faith. The dad responded, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” What a […]

Every new Christian faces obstacles. And of course, every older Christian faces obstacles as well. These difficulties never go away. There never comes a moment when you reach some spiritual plateau. There is never a time when you don’t need to grow in the Lord. In fact, the moment you relax your grip or try […]

  As he approaches the bench, the judge begins to let him know how he has seen him enter the courtroom every day, sit on the back row and say nothing.  The old man begins to respond to the judge stating that the defendant may be guilty on all counts and that he may have […]

    In the Old Testament, the Spirit of God often came upon people so that they could perform or accomplish specific tasks.  All of these moments were special, but the Spirit almost never remained upon someone indefinitely.  There was one young man named Samson, who was blessed by the Lord as he grew up […]

  Growing up, I played baseball all through little league and junior high. I always made the All-Star Team. Like any little league player, I dreamed of playing second base in the big leagues. But when I got to high school, it was a whole new level of talent. I came from a very large […]

God holds the Nation and People of Israel very close to Himself and to Him they are very special.  So, why do we as Christians need to see Israel as special to us?   Well, to begin with, Israel is God’s Wife and our Mother!  That’s right, in Hosea God allows us to see that […]

  During the Bible days, the swords the soldiers used in battle were large, heavy, and sharp with two edges.  Some other weapons they had in their possession were spears, bows, arrows, and battleaxes. But it seems that the one they treasured the most, was the sword.  We as Christians have a sword too that […]