Faith & Values
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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
What must you do to get to Heaven? Must you have a big bank account, own several cars, homes, and a lot of land, belong to the higher echelon of society, speak perfect English serve on several … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your journal and pen and read 2 Samuel. 13-15. The narrative of these chapters reveals a crumbling kingdom, falling apart after David’s sin with … more
This being Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, my message will briefly reflect these two issues that adversely affect so many lives daily. Two Scriptures that are so fitting for this … more

Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read 2 Samuel 10-12. Many of you will be familiar with the story of David and Bathsheba. David looked, lusted, and lured … more
As we look around our nation, let alone the world, there is so much division among us, and it is getting worse. I wrote about this issue not long ago, but I just had to revisit it because we are … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read 2 Samuel 7-9. No one names their kid Mephibosheth anymore. But if ever there was an Old Testament picture of mercy and … more
​The Word of God informs us in Job 14:1-2 (KJV), “Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and … more

Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and let's finish 1 Samuel. Read chapters 28-31. David was experiencing an extraordinary amount of stress throughout much of 1 Samuel. … more
In 1954, Life magazine published a critical exposé of American education which captured the public’s attention. It focused on how grade-school students were falling further and further behind … more
Have you ever been around someone who never smiles, complains all the time, never seems to experience a good day, is grumpy, and always sees “the glass as half empty”? When you try to have a … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read 1 Samuel 25-27. Saul went back on his word and continued to pursue David. Once again, David got close enough to kill Saul … more

Have you ever been around someone who never smiles, complains all the time, never seems to experience a good day, is grumpy, and always sees “the glass as half empty”? When you try to have a … more
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