ROI – God expects it. How does our part look?

ROI is Return On Investment. God endows capabilities, so we can give back to Him when He returns. In Matthew 25:14-25, Jesus said, ‘It is like a man about to go abroad who summoned his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to a third one,…

Read Any Romance Novels Lately?

There is the heroine, the villain and the hero. The hero and the heroine are made for each other. He will give his life for her if necessary. She needs him, but circumstances prevent them from being together. The ever present villain tries to capture the heart of the beautiful maiden. But she is doubtful,…

How Far Away is Your Temper?

For those with a short fuse a temper tantrum is a second away. All it takes is blocking our objective. Conquering that trait is a lifetime of work. Behaviors are ingrained through heredity, interaction with situations in our environment and through time. The longer a behavior is ingrained, the deeper it embeds; the longer it…

Giving Precedes Getting

We are driven to satisfy our own needs and desires. That’s what is on our minds when we begin praying. But that is not what God advises us to do when we approach Him. Exodus 23:15: ‘No one will appear before me empty-handed.’ Oops! We came to get, not give. Psalms 100:4 says, ‘Come within…

Proliferate or Wilt?

  Most of us have heard the expression, ‘You are what you eat’. Consumption helps us understand Mark 4: 4-8: ‘Listen! Imagine a sower going out to sow. Now it happened that, as he sowed, some of the seed fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some…

What to Do When we Don’t Know What to Do

I don’t know what to write. Thoughts jump one to another; none hold my attention. It’s just waiting on Him. Bear with me…. nothing yet…thanks for your patience. It will come…always does. Is it something I read? Some experience I’m going through? Something I learned way back? More silence, just anticipating a pop in to…

What Are You Building?

It is in our DNA to build things, make things, whether we are taught to or not. Wherever people are, so are buildings, corrals, tools and other inventions. The tasks of building keep us occupied and challenged. We want a sense of accomplishment for what we build. But, as Children of God, should we build…

Guaranteed Life Success Myth or Promise?

If I catch a huge fish at a particular spot, I am inclined to return there. If I catch nothing the second or third time the memory of the big one still persists. I try a few more times, speculating that if one was there, there have to be more. I don‘t persist at spots…

His Resurrection and Me

What practical difference does believing in Christ’s resurrection make in our daily lives? In Roman 10:9-11St. Paul wrote: ‘If you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and if you believe with your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. It is by believing with the heart that…