Year: 2017

Under New Management

God wiped out the charges that were against us for disobeying the Law of Moses. He took them away and nailed them to the cross. (Colossians 2:14, CEV) As anyone who has ever been in debt can tell you, owing someone money is the closest thing to slavery that the modern individual will ever experience. …

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Tidings of Comfort

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year! With gift-giving as a primary love language, I relish the excuse to bless people. I love the music, the movies (except for the Santa propaganda), the decorations, getting to see folks I haven’t been able to for awhile, and the amazing food. Everything is so festive …

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Conviction vs. Condemnation

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10, NIV) I recently heard a former drug addict preach an inspiring sermon at my church. One of the things Rick Casto, now a Teen Challenge director, said really struck me: “Guilt says, ‘I’ve done wrong.’ …

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Reset

Recently I received a nifty little NOAA weather radio as a gift for five years with the company for which I currently work. It is a cordless unit that receives AM, FM and NOAA weather transmissions and runs on either a rechargeable lithium ion (LI) battery or three AAA batteries. You can charge the LI …

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Flake Magnet

“When I have been lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people toward me.” (John 12:32, GW) One of my favorite word pictures from the Bible is found in 2 Corinthians 2:14-16. When I read in this passage how God uses believers to spread “the fragrance of the knowledge of [Christ]” everywhere we …

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