Don’t Take One Without The Other

Chapter 2 of Mark opens with a story about great faith.  Four men ripped a hole in the roof of a house to lower their paralyzed friend down to Jesus because the crowd prevented them from getting into the house any other way. You’d have to be pretty sure of the outcome to go to… Read More ›

Blessings of Liberty!

This year will be 241 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  But the Constitution of the United States did not go into operation until 1789 and it was the Constitution which created our federal government. The Preamble lays out the purpose of the Constitution which was (and still is):  to form a… Read More ›

Are You a Reflector?

The ceiling in our daughter’s former  bedroom has glow-in-the-dark star stickers stuck all over it.  She put them there when she was a young girl.  These stickers continue to absorb the light that comes into the room during the daytime, and then at night, when the lights are turned off, they reflect that light. I… Read More ›

Hats Off To The Dads!

Today, our hats are off to all you fathers out there.  For each of us, our experiences and memories of our fathers are all very different because fatherhood may take on many forms.  There are, of course, our birth fathers, without whom we wouldn’t be here. Then there are adopted fathers and step-fathers who made… Read More ›

Don’t Get Tossed By The Storm

Storms are a part of life.  In nature, we experience storms of various kinds:  thunderstorms, snow storms, hail storms, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.  Depending on the fierceness of the storm, we can weather it without much effect or it could be devastating.  One day Jesus set out in a boat with His disciples and said “Let’s… Read More ›

Poppies – In Remembrance!

Have you ever wondered why poppies are passed out and worn on Memorial Day?  What is their significance?  In 1915, during World War I, a Canadian Lieutenant Colonel named John McCrae was serving in Belgium near the Ypres-Yser canal. During the war, this area, known as Flander’s Field, had been destroyed. But McCrae had noticed… Read More ›

Just One of the Boys?

  Have you ever wondered why Jesus could do no mighty works in his hometown of Nazareth?  Prior to  His visit to Nazareth, Jesus has been exercising divine power over sickness and disease, over nature, over demons and even over death.  But when He returned to His hometown and ministered in the synagogue there, the… Read More ›

Happy Mother’s Day!

The female gender of every species (except for maybe seahorses) is the gender that births new life.  Women have the very special honor of being created with the ability to bear children.  Most men are probably thankful for that.  Pregnancy does takes its toll on our bodies, that’s for sure –  morning sickness, and for… Read More ›

Pray with Power!

Often times, many believers consider the Sword of the Spirit, or God’s Word, as the last weapon in the Armor of God.  But it is very curious why, after mentioning all these other weapons, that God follows up with instructions to pray!  Prayer is another powerful weapon mentioned in verse 18 that we have at… Read More ›