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Remember the good old days of “flatten the curve?” Fifteen days of lockdown was supposed to get a handle on the virus threatening to overload our healthcare system. But fifteen days is all it took to fundamentally change America; and it’s still changing. The pandemic was the launching pad for[...]

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“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time” 1 Peter 5:6   Nothing hinders spiritual service more than pride. In fact, humility is a crucial characteristic if we want to accomplish great things for God. The problem is that we tend[...]

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“Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.” Psalm 119:175 (NIV)   Many people muddle through life with no real sense of purpose. So, their human nature tries to replace purpose with happiness. That’s why our culture promotes pleasure, power, and personal achievement—all of[...]

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Anxiety is a way of life for many Americans. I understand why the country as a whole isn’t dealing well with the continuing chaos and disorder. But why are Christians anxious? Anxious churches full of anxious Christians are a weak witness for Christ. And that is of no use to[...]

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“Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” Psalm 119:165 (NIV)   What comes to mind when you hear the word peace? Do you picture a quiet and serene place, free of life’s troubles? When we think of peace, we’re usually referring to what’s[...]

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“Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.” Psalm 119:157 (NIV)   Have you ever wondered if you would remain faithful to the Lord if persecuted for your faith? What you are doing now will largely determine what you would do then. We’re[...]

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“I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:147 (NIV)   Some situations weigh heavily on our hearts. Sleep may even become elusive if a sense of desperation creeps into our thoughts. At some point we’ve all given God our preferred[...]

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Like so many Americans, I’ve been horrified by the events taking place in Afghanistan. The images are heartbreaking. President Biden recently stood before the American people to defend his decisions regarding Afghanistan while lying about the conditions there. Many of the president’s claims were quickly contradicted by the Pentagon and[...]

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“Righteous are you, O Lord, and your laws are right. The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.” Psalm 119:137-138 (NIV)   What we believe about the Bible is crucial. As believers, God’s Word isn’t just another source of information; it’s the primary source through which we[...]

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