Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days.  Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches.  Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches.  One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years.  When... Continue Reading →
Just Be Still
I am overwhelmed with everything happening in the world. It is depressing and I am anxious about it all. Sometimes Oftentimes I don't even know what to pray. I don't know what to say. “Be still, and know that I am God! ...” (Psalm 46:10 NLT) If you are feeling the same way, I hope... Continue Reading →
Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. (Hebrews 10:36 NLT) Times are difficult. Things can be confusing. The world is mocking us. But we shouldn't be surprised by this. God told us exactly what to expect. And... Continue Reading →
Which Path to Take
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT) I think we can all agree, this last year was absolutely beyond our understanding. As we enter 2021, do not... Continue Reading →
Choose Today! Today is the Day!
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord]. (Matthew 6:24 - Amplified Bible) Still on the fence? It... Continue Reading →
Shut the Door
I have to begin here. In 2 Kings 4:33 (NLT): "He went in alone and shut the door behind him and prayed to the LORD." The beginning is to know what it means to shut the door. In this particular verse, translated from the Hebrew word sâgar, shut means to surrender. (Check out the entire... Continue Reading →
This year has become too politically "correct," except what the world calls 'CORRECT' is NOT FREE FROM ERROR. Google the definition of POLITICS = the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area, especially the debate or conflict among individuals or parties having or hoping to achieve power. No wonder we are... Continue Reading →
How do I move forward from here?
New years. New beginnings. Always filled with good intentions. Goals. Plans. How do I move FORWARD? "Stay alert; be in prayer so you don’t wander into temptation without even knowing you’re in danger. There is a part of you that is eager, ready for anything in God. But there’s another part that’s as lazy as... Continue Reading →
"Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn't you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying... Continue Reading →
The One Inside
Written by Martin Angila I was almost despairing in life. I tried to push harder in prayer, working more, trying new ideas, seeking help from friends but all to no avail. Nothing worked. I thought to myself, “Well, I don’t think I will pull it through.” The final exam is just around the corner. If... Continue Reading →