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When It's Ok To Quit

A couple of months ago, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck made headlines when he announced he would be retiring from professional football.  The news came as a shock to the sports community as the 29 year-old Luck stepped down, seemingly…

Dear Worn Out & Weary (Letters To The Hurting Series)

Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength.  It is wisdom to take occasional furlough.  In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.  Charles Spurgeon 

A couple of months ago while…

The Power Of The Tongue

(Originally posted 7-12-18)

And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is

An Unsafe Faith

(Originally posted 5-15-19)

I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.  Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.  Three times I

I Will Not Be Shaken

(Originally posted 1-10-19)

He alone is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I will not be shaken.  Psalm 62:6 

One of the saddest things to witness as a Christian is to see brothers and sisters grow cold in their…

More Than A Song - Pray By Derek Charles Johnson

Pray - Derek Charles Johnson 

I have prayed full of faith but some days you don’t answer like I think you should 
Other times You’ve provided more than I ever hoped or dreamed you could 
But I never gave up

Rooted In Self-Control (The Fruit Series)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

Well, this goal of getting through all 9 fruits of the Spirit is now nearly complete.  I had no idea when I…

Overflowing With Gentleness (The Fruit Series)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

There are choices we must make every day as we relate to others.  To extend grace or not to.  To freely forgive…

Determined In Faith (The Fruit Series)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

Taking a slight turn this week, our discussion of The Fruit moves toward faith itself.  As mentioned, all traits within Galatians 5:22,23…

Motivated In Goodness (The Fruit Series)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

In continuing on in The Fruit series, I have to admit I have a strong desire just to know how you are…

Marked By Kindness (The Fruit Series)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

In 2019, I felt compelled to spend some time venturing into the Fruit of The Spirit; a topic which I feel is…

#Building A Jesus Platform

The other day while mowing my lawn, I had a revelation.  Some of my best thoughts nowadays come during that hour or so I spend out in my yard.  The only downside is, I’m at a loss for a pen…

He Is Their Help And Shield (Psalm 115)

(Originally posted 7-6-17) 

Israel, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 
House of Aaron, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help

Living Generously Part 2: Giving Of Our Time & Talents

“If you have money, power, and status today, it is due to the century and place in which you were born, to your talents and capacities and health, none of which you earned. In short, all your resources are in