Do you find Bible study boring? Or difficult? Or do you find making time for it too inconvenient? Then you need to read this not-too-long, easy-to-read guide on why and how to study the Bible for yourself.Read More
Do you have a “Life Verse”? Whenever I hear that phrase, I get a little squirmy, because I don’t have one Life Verse. I have a dozen! 😊 I always have a hard time choosing favorites of anything, because it’s comparing apples with oranges—each one has something unique and beneficial about it. But here are a few of my favorites, verses I return to time after time for hope, encouragement, and reminders (which I need often).
I believe that at least some of these verses will encourage you to hope and trust in the Lord, as they have for me.Read More
Philippians 4:8: “…If there is any Virtue…think on these things” (New Heart English Bible).
If we are to “take every thought captive” (2 Cor. 10:5, NASB), then we need to know what kinds of things deserve to be let into the doors of our minds. Everything else gets entry refused. Philippians 4:8 gives us a checklist of things we should be thinking about: true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, worthy to be repeated, virtuous, and praiseworthy things. Today we will be looking at the seventh in this list: virtuous.Read More
What is Truth? A question for philosophers of every age and every generation. Fortunately, we as Jesus-followers have it laid out for us in the Bible, the record of the Truth given to us by God. So why is it so important – and difficult – to remember to focus on what is true?Read More
Have you ever read a 5-minute devotional or an email and thought, “That was great, but I want more!” or “That was a nice story, but it doesn’t really apply to my life right now.” Or have you ever heard a sermon or read a Scripture passage and wondered, “What does that really mean?” If you have ever wanted to dig deeper into God’s Word, this is the method that I use.Read More