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Reflecting On God’s Love

Photo from www.LumoProject.com  A few days ago marked February 14, Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is much like birthdays and Christmases. Some occasions are better than others. Many individuals celebrate this love day, while for others, it’s just another day on the calendar. Usually when people celebrate Valentine’s Day, the focus tends to be on human love....

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Demonstrating Genuine Loving Kindness

Photo by Andrea Tummons on Unsplash Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32, NASB1995) This week we will be celebrating “Valentine’s Day”. Showing love to a special person or group of people will be high on the list of things we will want to do....

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Do You Love Me?

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash “When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do...

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Obedience & Strong Foundations

Photo by Adrien Olichon on Unsplash “46‘Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ & do not do what I say? 47Everyone who comes to Me & hears My words & acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: 48 he is like a man building a house, who dug deep & laid a foundation on...

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Ouch!

When we hammer a nail and accidentally hit our thumb, we scream, shake our hand, massage our thumb, or maybe put ice on it to make it feel better. Turns out, a distraction “tricks” our brain to forget about the pain temporarily. This works the same way with many emotional pain. Doing another activity such...

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Spiritual Goals for 2024

Photo by VietNam Beautiful on Unsplash They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer (Acts 2:42). Have you made any resolutions for this New Year? So far, how are you doing with them? If your resolutions aren’t going well or even if they are, consider having...

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Treasures of the Heart

Photo by Jean-Louis Paulin on Unsplash “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of” (Luke 6:45). NIV     Happy New Year to You. Today is...

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Do Just As I Have Done For You

“When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you...

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The Greatest Christmas Gift

“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). This month, we join millions of Christians, and billions of other people around the world, in celebrating Christmas. Christmas is a special time, and a memorable holiday. Christians, and those who are...

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Immanuel

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which translated, ‘God with us’.” Matthew 1:23 Here is a great story of the power of God being with us. Back in 1910, D. R. Van Sickle wrote a beautiful Christmas poem, “All Hail to Thee, Immanuel.”...