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God’s Plan for Me

God’s Plan for Me

Jesus is teaching in Luke 14:28-32 about salvation. He compares yielding all relationships and earthly possessions up to Him with two people who need to be wise planners. The builder needs to have a plan before he builds, and the king should plan before he sends troops into battle. Jesus…

Pride vs. Humility

Pride vs. Humility

Pride was Satan’s sin and is often at the root of most of humankind’s sins. As a Christian, we are to be crucified with Christ (Gal. 2:20) which includes having a humbled heart. Let’s look at the attributes of pride and humility to learn how to approach having a humble…

Where does your strength come from? Honestly, sometimes it comes from sheer determination, denial, selfish ambition, or attempting to prove something to others. These can all be motivations to keep pushing, but their strength will wear out. Instead, I remember (sometimes), that my strength must come from God. “Whoever serves…

Who’s In Charge?

Who’s In Charge?

Who’s in charge? You thought you were, then WHAM! Life happened. When my friend, Kathy, got cancer her immediate question was “Why not me?” I asked her why she didn’t ask instead, “Why me?” She said that she was a member of the human race. Rain (and sin, destruction, disease,…

Patience

Patience

There is the little girl that prays for patience and tells God to hurry up and give it to her! I have been that little girl. Have you? Patience seems to be one of the fruits of the Spirit that is just out of reach. Even when we begin to see…

Security

Security

I want to feel secure, wrapped with love and protection, unafraid of the chaos and evil of this world. Don’t you? I did a word search on the word security in the Bible. I was surprised at what I found, but then again, not so surprised. Let me tell you what…

Mrs. America

Mrs. America

My daughter-in-law, Victoria Halydier, is competing this weekend in the Mrs. America pageant. So, Victoria, this is for you and for all the beautiful Christian women reading this. God has made you beautiful. He has clothed you with grace and righteousness, with dignity and strength. Outward beauty will fade as…

True Love

True Love

Love is a fruit of the Spirit. Once we have truly experienced the Father’s love, then we are free to love one another. Others are no threat to us – we are loved. Other’s opinions do not matter – we are loved by God. Our emotions will not rule over us or…