Faith & Values
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Recently we celebrated the 94th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights leader who was so full of a spirit of love, yet his life was tragically taken as a result of hate and a lack of … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then read 1 King’s 5-6. How often during some project or mission, discouragement can rear its head. Plans go awry, deadlines and goals are unmet, or sometimes the … more
Have you ever prayed, praised, and waited on God for a blessing or a miracle for a long time, and it seemed as if He were not going to deliver? Did you reach a point of wanting to give up? Psalm … more

Happy New Year!! Reading the Bible through with me? Then read 2 Samuel 1-3. In David’s ode to Saul and Jonathan, he mentions in 1:22 that the shield of Saul was no longer anointed with oil. Mark … more
Did you know that holding on to grudges can cause you to be physically and emotionally sick? If that is the case, then why walk around holding it in your heart and mind what someone did to you two or … more
Reading the Bible with me? Let’s finish up with a longer reading. Read Revelation 16-22. Revelation 20:11-15 tell us of the impending “Great White Throne Judgment”. This is a judgement of those … more
As 2022 comes to an end, many of you have already begun or will begin making New Year’s resolutions. It has been my experience that they don’t come to fruition any sooner than they are made. My … more

Grab your Bible and journal and read Hebrews 1:1-4. The true story of Christmas is a love story about an indescribable God Whose love for the crown of His creation moved Him to make the greatest … more
Christmas, a Christian holiday commemorating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, is celebrated every year on December 25. Isaiah 9:6 (KJV) declares, “For unto us a child is born, unto us … more
Since the creation, names and titles have been important to God. From the first act of creation, He was issuing names like light, darkness, heavens, earth, Adam, and Eve. Throughout the Bible … more
I Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV) declares, “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Sometimes, we are all guilty of thanklessness, but we have to … more

Ready for another Christmas devotion? Grab your journal and pen and read Isaiah 7:10-15 and Isaiah 9:6-7. The prophet Isaiah is the prophet most quoted in the New Testament. The first 39 chapters of … more
To constantly tear a person down with criticism does not help the situation or the person being criticized at all. What it does is make the person who is constantly being criticized feel angry, … more
Reading through the Bible with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read Isaiah 61:1-2, then read Luke 4:16-22. We are officially in the season of Advent. Advent is defined as the arrival of a … more
Today in our nation, we pause to celebrate another Thanksgiving, a special day of giving thanks with family and friends. However, giving thanks is something that we, as Christians, should do on a … more

Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your journal and pen and we will finish 2 Samuel by reading chapters 22-24. In chapter 24, David has a military census done. The implication is that … more
Sometimes, in the midst of confusion and chaos, as adults, we don’t always do the right thing. What generally happens is that it gets worse before it gets better. As soon as one chaotic situation … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your journal and pen and read 2 Samuel 19-21. Burdensome grief, violence, pettiness, rebellion, revenge, and warfare are all found in these three … more
As children we learned the rhyme: “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me…,” first recorded in 1892 in The Christian Recorder, a publication of the African … more

Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read 2 Samuel 16-18. When we left David in chapter 15, he was climbing the Mount of Olives, mourning over his son’s rebellion. … more
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