Support for Israel – Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV)

Last week I began watching on TBN a new 3o minute weekly newsmagazine program hosted by Erick Stakelbeck entitled, “The Watchman” – supported by Christians United For Israel – the show provides info on the gathering threats to America’s and Israel’s security, along with sharing highlights of uplifting and miraculous stories that unfold across the […]

Fear & Faith – Psalm 56:3 (KJV)

Last night in Herrin, I had the privilege of helping 16 precious little girls earn a scout badge.  I was asked to speak about being an author.  I was extremely impressed with how attentive and respectful these young girls were to what I had to share. When the program was over, one of the parents […]

Love – Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV)

Last year when I blogged on love around Valentine’s Day, I quoted scripture from 1Corinthians 13. Today as I was doing my daily Bible reading, I was led to the scripture of a Pharisee asking Jesus which was the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied in Matthew 22:37-39, “Love the Lord your God with […]

Patience – Lamentations 3:22-24 (NIV)

With the world’s all consuming focus on technology and its ever changing capabilities, I find myself becoming impatient for things to happen quickly – say “like yesterday!” (forgetting momentarily that even with all of these unbelievable breakthroughs in applied science that God is still the one in control and it is His timing I should […]

An Eternal Gift – Isaiah 9:6 & John 14:27 (NIV)

The scripture says in Isaiah 9:6, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Christians know that no matter what is going on in the world that the […]

Blessings – Ezekiel 34:26 (NIV)

Attended my 45th high school class reunion over the weekend. It was wonderful to catch up with friends whom I hadn’t seen in years (in some cases, 45 years). In Ezekiel 34:26, it says “….there will be showers of blessing.” I was blessed to attend our 1970 Class Reunion* and reminisce  about some special times […]

Courage – Joshua 1: 1-9 (NIV)

The above passage begins the story of both Joshua and Israel as they, with God’s help, conquered Canaan, the Promised Land.  In verses 6 – 9, God say to Joshua, “Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their forefathers to give them. Be strong and […]

Power of Prayer – Psalm 34:15 & 1 Peter 3:12 (NIV)

In Psalm 34:15 David says, “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry;”; many years later one of Jesus’ disciples, Peter, wrote in 1 Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer,….”  Throughout the […]