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Since the 1980s, America has commemorated Women’s History Month in March, and people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8. These times are set aside to remember the contributions of women in history and contemporary society, as well as advocate for the rights of women. How should[...]

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“Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.” Psalm 119:33-35 (NIV)   The Bible often describes life as a path. Like the psalmist, we find our greatest joy walking with the Lord, side-by-side. Why then do we sometimes get side-tracked or pause along the way? Problems[...]

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“I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word. I gave an account of my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.” Psalm 119:25-26 (NIV)   Nothing is quite as humbling as sincere self-evaluation. As believers, we are to constantly measure our lives by[...]

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These days it seems that many leading voices in America are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It’s as if fear and division are hot commodities. We hear this dual message continually from the media and various politicians. It’s also subtly woven into much of what we listen to[...]

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“Open my eyes, that I may behold wonderful things from Your law.” Psalm 119:18   One of the main reasons people give for not reading the Bible is not understanding it. This, however, is not a valid reason for followers of Christ. God gives us everything we need to grasp[...]

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“How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.” Psalm 119:9   The concept of personal purity seems antiquated in our society. Vulgarity is now normal and lewd behavior is mainstream. Anyone who tries to live an unsullied and undiluted Christian life is[...]

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In talking with other pastors, I’ve noticed that a few topics come up in just about every conversation. Our situations are different but we share common challenges of pastoring in a pandemic. Many of these issues are just as frustrating for church members as they are for pastors. While there[...]

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“How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord. How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, who seek Him with all their heart.” Psalm 119:1-2   We read the Bible for numerous reasons. Some of those reasons, however, are either misguided or selfish. For example,[...]

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“He who overcomes, I will grant to him to sit down with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” Revelation 3:21   An old hymn says, “The way of the cross leads home.” Now, think about those words in context[...]

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