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End of Year Financial Update

End of Year Financial Update

It’s hard to believe that 2012 is coming to an end. Each year I allow myself one message to specifically ask for additional support…and this is the one. I apologize if this is one of the first messages you are receiving from this ministry; honestly, I only do this once a year. Like most ministries, […]

The Last Unopened Gift

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 […]

A Lifetime of Waiting

A Lifetime of Waiting

Luke 2:25-26

Sixteen years ago 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 frustrations with seeking clear direction. We have usually only been able to […]

Day of Remembrance

Day of Remembrance

John 1:1,14

There are only a few more days to go! Only a few more days until…until what? Why is December 25th so special? What really is this day we call Christmas? The early church did not give much thought to the birth of Jesus. Of the four Gospels only Matthew and Luke even mention His birth, […]

Día de Conmemoración

Día de Conmemoración

Juan 1:1,14

Falta ahora pocos días hasta el 25 de Diciembre – solamente unos pocos días hasta – ¿hasta que? ¿Que es exactamente el 25 de Diciembre? ¿Que es este día que llamamos Navidad? La iglesia primitiva no pensó mucho del nacimiento de Jesús. De los cuatro evangelios solamente Mateo y Lucas hacen mención de Su nacimiento, […]

The First Move

The First Move

1 John 4:9

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 […]

El Primer Paso

El Primer Paso

1 Juan 4:9

En el mensaje “Día de Conmemoración” vimos que el enfoque de Navidad siempre debe estar en recordar el regalo dado a través del nacimiento, vida, muerte, y resurrección de Jesús. Esta época debe atraernos irresistiblemente a Dios mientras reflexionamos en Su regalo de amor. El nacimiento de Jesús nos da un conocimiento más profundo acerca […]

The Gift of True Forgiveness

The Gift of True Forgiveness

Ephesians 4:32

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 season contains many distractions which attempt to pull us […]

El Regalo del Perdón Verdadero

El Regalo del Perdón Verdadero

Efesios 4:32

Si, como dice la canción: “Es el tiempo mas maravilloso del año!” Estamos inundados con música navideña, luces navideñas, y muchas “actividades” navideñas. Y aunque los “adornos” navideños son frecuentamente distracciones, la mayoría de nosotros somos capaces de ver mas allá de la brillantina. A pesar que el mundo intenta distraernos, generalmente hacemos tiempo para […]

Restore The Broken Arrows

Restore The Broken Arrows

Psalm 71:19-21

On Friday I sent a Family Update message in which I wrote about how blessed I am by all my children. In that message I made use of the passage which refers to children as arrows in our quiver: “Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Blessed is […]

Consume The Word

Consume The Word

Jeremiah 15:15-16

In the message “When We Hear His Voice” we saw that despite many calls and pleas from Jeremiah, the people of Israel failed to repent of their sin and turn toward God. After many years of rejection, God finally turned them over to their own evil desires; “Even if Moses and Samuel were to stand […]

Consumir La Palabra

Consumir La Palabra

Jeremías 15:15-16

En el mensaje “Cuando Escuchamos Su Voz” vimos que a pesar de muchos llamados y suplicas de Jeremías, el pueblo de Israel nunca se arrepintieron ni volvieron a Dios. Después de muchos años de rechazo, Dios finalmente les entregó a sus propios deseos malos; “Aunque Moisés y Samuel se presentaran ante mí, no tendría compasión […]