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Last Message of 2011

It’s hard to believe but 2011 is coming to a rapid end – and it’s been a good year! Even with the sad and tragic loss of my sister, and yes, the continuing struggles with our adult daughter, God is good. Our entire growing family was together, and genuinely enjoyed one another, on Thanksgiving, and […]

Off The Throne

Matthew 2:16

After the birth of Jesus, Magi (wise men) came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews?” (Matthew 2:2). When King Herod heard about this he became greatly disturbed. Herod had been appointed King of the Jews by the Roman government; but he was only partially Jewish […]

The Last Unopened Gift

Romans 6:23

Did you see it? You may have missed it…but it was there. Don’t feel bad, most people overlook this one; but there is still time. Today, before the new year gets here, before all the decorations are put away, before all the other gifts are set aside, open it! Romans 6:23 “For the wages of […]

Ministry Update – Part 4

This is the fourth Friday Ministry Update message in a series which I’m sending out to highlight different portions of this ministry. Email will continue to be the most effective and receive the highest priority in this ministry, but God has also led me to develop relationships, through my travels to Africa, with several individuals […]

A Lifetime of Waiting

It’s hard to believe it has been over fifteen years, but in August of 1996 God nudged me down a path which changed my life. The email ministry which began as an idea for the distribution of encouragement has taught me much, blessed our family, and provided many unique opportunities. But there have also been […]

Day of Remembrance

There are only a few more days to go! If you read this on December 21st, there are only four days until…until what? Why is December 25th so special? What really is this day we call Christmas? The early church didn’t give much thought to the birth of Jesus. Of the four Gospels only Matthew […]

The First Move

In our celebration of the birth of Christ, we know the focus of Christmas should be the eternal gift given through the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This season ought to irresistibly draw us nearer to God as we reflect on His wonderful gift of love. But perhaps there are times we need […]

The Gift of True Forgiveness

It’s hard to believe there are only a few more days until Christmas. Yes, as the song says: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” It really is wonderful! We are flooded with Christmas music, Christmas lights, and lots of Christmas “activities.” And although the Christmas “fluff” is often distracting, most of us are […]

Ministry Update – Part 3

As 2011 draws to a close, I am highlighting different portions of this ministry through short messages sent on the five Fridays in December…though I’m late with this one. In the first message I discussed the teaching and encouragement aspect of the email devotions which go out to over 39,000 individuals, and last week I […]

A Darkened Heart

When God called Jeremiah to be a prophet, the people of Jerusalem had been living in sin for a very long time. It had been 300 years since the kingdom of Israel divided; and, despite God’s patient warnings, the people continued to rebel and worship other gods. God finally told Jeremiah He would no longer […]

According To Your Will

On the night before He was crucified, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. The thought of what would take place in the next 24 hours caused Jesus to be deeply troubled; “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Mark 14:34). Being fully God, Jesus knew exactly what was […]

Precious In His Sight

In the message “Never Forget” we saw that God’s gift of Salvation through faith in Jesus is our greatest blessing – a blessing we must never forget as we tend to become discouraged. In the beginning, “God created man in His own image” (Genesis 1:27). Then, when sin entered the world and man became separated […]