This is an exciting day! We are pausing to be thankful for the year God has given us. Through the mountains and valleys God was always there for us. Just as he will be in 2018. It seems that as we begin a new year we are always excited about what the year may bring. Many of us will make resolutions. Some will keep them and others will abandon them quickly. Whether you make resolutions or not, it is important to begin this year seeking God’s will. Burk Parsons says this about
Growing up in my home, one of the scriptures recited often was Psalm 19:14, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord my strength, and my Redeemer.” (KJV) It was said to us as instruction, correction, it was frequently rehearsed at the end of family devotions and became a prayer that this truth would become reflected in our lives. What we think about does matter. What has our attention determines our path. There are very ch
The Virginia Tech shooting, also known as the Virginia Tech Massacre, occurred on April 16, 2007 on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute. During the massacre, there was a certain engineering professor Liviu Librescu that blocked the door to his classroom with his body. As the professor blocked the door to his classroom, it allowed the students to have extra time to escape by jumping out the window to safety. The professor's bravery cost him his life but allowed others
A righteous person lives on the basis of his integrity. Blessed are his children after he is gone.” (Proverbs 20:7) The Bible says that God blesses those who have integrity (Matthew 5:8). So what are the blessings we can expect when we live our life with authenticity and a pure heart? Personal Confidence When we have integrity, we become the kind of person that other people like to be around because we know who we are and where we’re going.
Proverbs 10:9 says, “People with i
Part 2 What will it take to be a place of Habitation? 1. Prayer and Fasting The Sabbath School Teacher asked, "Now, Johnny, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating?" "No, sir," Johnny replies, "I don't have to. My mom is a good cook!"
A little boy was overheard praying: "Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it. I'm having a real good time like I am." “Sometimes the very presence of God is barred by our presuppositions and our intense and const