Faith & Values
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Hebrews 13:6 (ESV) says, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” However, there are many of us who do not follow the advice in this … more
Words CAN be life-changing. I had life-changing words spoken to me on March 13, 2013. Three little words: “You have cancer.” Now I understand that prostate cancer is not exactly a death sentence. … more
Have you ever stopped and wondered why we have one mouth but two ears? Have you ever noticed the position of the mouth as it relates to the ears? The mouth falls between the two ears. Also, have you … more

Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and jour-nal and read 2 Kings 4-6. Namaan was a man whose life seemed all to-gether except for the fact that he had an incurable skin disease. … more
“A colonel in the Army was in his office. A private knocked on his door. Wanting to impress the private, the colonel picked up the phone and started talking while waving this private into his … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then read 2 Kings 1-3. Elisha had already been appointed as Elijah’s successor. Chapter two tells us about their travels to the place and time when Yahweh would … more
According to the Standard Encyclopedia of Philosophy, friendship is a distinctively personal relationship that is grounded in a concern on the part of each friend for the welfare of the other and for … more

Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read 1 King's 19-22. There is no question that Elijah's prophetic ministry has been powerful and effective up to this point. You … more
“A group of seminary students gathered in the chapel one day as the dean challenged them to NOT pray for a large church because of the stress, problems and worries that go with it. The next year … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then grab your pen and journal and read I Kings 16-18. Read 16:34 again. This is a fulfillment of prophetic curse spoken by Joshua in Joshua 6:26. I want you to see … more
“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips,” declares Proverbs 27:2 ESV. In other words, don’t toot your own horn because God doesn’t. He rarely … more

Reading the Bible through with me? Grab your pen and journal and read 1 King’s 10-12. Solomon was a man who started well. He was humble and submissive to Yahweh. He sought after the Lord as his … more
As we continue to travel this journey called life, our experiences will always be many and diverse. At times these experiences can be most challenging to the point that we ask God, “Why me?” In … more
Reading the Bible through with me? Then Grab your journal and pen and read 1 Kings 7-9. As Solomon offers a dedicatory prayer for the Temple, he is humble, reverent, and submissive. His prayer is … more
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
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