First of all, God’s love is unconditional. This means that He puts no requirement on us in order to receive His love. There isn’t anything we can do that affects his love for us. He loves us simply because we exist, as His creation (Romans 8:38,39). The words Jesus spoke in John 3:16 verify this magnificent truth. THINK ABOUT IT FOR A MOMENT EXAMPLE: When we get to know someone personally, then we are able to speak of their nature and character. In other words, how we would e
Recently Pastor Linelle preached an incredible message on “the Spirit of Jezebel.” Over the last few weeks I have not been able to get this word off my mind. She talked about the characteristics of a Jezebel spirit and how to recognize its controlling nature and attacks. This got me thinking about the dangers of manipulation. Ed, Andy and I all went to see the play Samson last year. Since hearing Linelle’s message, I thought back to how Samson was an easy target for the spiri
The phrase “be strong and courageous” is one we have heard quite often in church. In fact it’s in the Bible 13 times, which means this is what we need to be as child of God. Interestingly enough we hear a similar message in the world as well. But there is a difference when we hear this as his children. You see if you are not a child of God you are relying solely on yourself for the strength and courage. This will work for a little while, but in your own strength and courage y
As I walk through my house this afternoon, my heart was filled with joy and sadness. As I walked past a table, a pair of scissors lay out and it brought me to tears. When did this happen? How many times have I blinked? How much more have I missed? What I’m referring to is a pair of scissors brought me to tears because I realize my kids are grown. No longer was the fear or worry of putting everything up picking up everything from the floor. He brought me back to the times with
“I saw a robin today,” I told my husband.
“Great, spring is coming. I’m tired of winter,” he replied. It is a joyous occasion to see a robin in late winter. People enjoy being the first to see the red-breasted bird, so they can announce, “Spring is almost here.” Sighting a robin gives hope of new life for the earth and the end of winter. Jesus told His people to watch for signs that foretell His return. The news media reports more earthquakes than we’ve had in the past and i