The Bones of God

In physiology our skeletal structure supports our body. Without our skeleton, we could not stand, walk, or run. Every one of our days has a skeletal structure, bones that support our day. The bone structure, our core, we set up for our day affects our attitudes, motivation, focus, and expectations. Unlike our body we can […]

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The Gospel vs the Mainspring

Because of the sinful nature people naturally follow Satan’s road. Figure one shows the natural road of a person’s life without Jesus and without the Gospel. They are naturally pointed down the road that Satan encourages. The Sinful Nature Spring is Relaxed Also note the red spring at the spiritual junction point. That spring is […]

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Only the Events of the Season have Changed – The Miracle Continues

The month of December contains supercharged days of preparation.  All the decorations and preparations, all the special events, the joy of the children looking forward to opening presents, the beautiful light displays, the music, the great food – all of these supercharge our spirit.  Add to that the fantastic presentations of the LORD’s Christmas Word […]

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When Abraham stood at the Christmas Manger

What would you say if you had the chance to stand at the manger of the new born baby, Jesus?  Stand by Mary and Joseph as they rejoiced in their first born son, and the Messiah who had come?  Stand by the shepherds as they quietly came to the grotto to see the baby announced […]

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Deepen Your Faith

While Saving Faith cannot be deepened, the faith of sanctification, can be.  We will recommend eight points that you might use to deepen your Christian faith.  If you have different points, good.   Put them to use. 1.  Keep Jesus close in mind and heart. First, keep Jesus, the Savior in mind and heart regularly.  Many […]

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Two Dangerous Times

There are two recurring times when temptation stalks many people closer than their shadow.  One of these times, even though obvious, still causes many to stumble.  The second time will become obvious when mentioned. One of the most dangerous times for temptation in our lives is when we are sad and unhappy. At the time […]

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Growing the Most

If you want to grow in your faith there are two areas which will have a fantastic impact.  The goal is to stretch your spiritual muscles so that those muscles can mature and grow.  These are well worth your energy. Get involved in an act of service. Our sinful heart is so entrenched in the […]

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The Lord Truly Restores and Strengthens the Soul

One of the most beloved Psalms is David’s 23rd.  I agree.  Yet my favorite part of the verse is not the classic choice – “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil” (Psalm 23:4).  That is a great passage. Yet my favorite is “he restores my […]

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Blocked by a Bison

The American Bison is a magnificent animal – huge in size and most of the time slow in movement. One specific piece of art shows a train stalled because a herd of buffalo is on the tracks crossing in front of the locomotive. Only on occasion could the train engineer scare the herd into moving […]

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The Cat and the Ball of String

All of us have seen cats playing with a ball of yarn.  They hit the ball of string around and chase it.  They stalk the ball of yarn and pounce upon it.  They wrestle with it.  Over time they unravel the ball of string.  If the cat gets wrapped up in the yarn as they are […]

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