Closed Doors

February 21, 2017

Closed Doors

“The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the LORD has told you, ‘You are not to go back that way again.’ ” Deut. 17:16 (NIV) My favorite aunt gave me a small wood plaque to hang on […]

February 14, 2017

God Speaks Through Circumstances

“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son.” Romans 8:28-29 (NRS)   In our culture, it is not unusual for people to greet one another […]

February 7, 2017

The Word of the Lord Came

“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways.” Heb. 1:1 (NIV) It’s not unusual for companies to employ individuals to interface with the public to share information about their company and its activities.  Countries appoint ambassadors to communicate their foreign policies and opinions with regard […]

January 31, 2017

God Speaks–Are You Listening?

For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.  Psalm 95:7-8 (NIV) God speaks.  For many people this is hard to understand and even more difficult for others to believe.  I’m often asked, “How do […]

January 24, 2017

I Did It My Way

“Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults.”  Psalm 19:12 (NIV) “My Way” is a song popularized in 1969 by Frank Sinatra.    Although this work became his signature song, his daughter Tina Sinatra says the legendary singer came to hate it.  Although he didn’t like it, the song “stuck”.  She shared her father’s […]

January 17, 2017

God is His Word

“The law of the LORD is perfect.”  Ps. 19:7 (NKJV) Words reflect a person’s true character.  They show what he or she truly is (Matt 12:34; Mark 7:15).  This is also true of God.  However, where human words are frail and finite, God’s words are creative, perfect, and powerful.  God’s Word (Hebrew, debar; Greek, logos […]

January 11, 2017

This is My Father’s World

  “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.”  Psalms 19:1 (NKJV) We open this new year of 2017 with a study on the reality of God.  In actuality, God’s existence is not something that has to be proven, especially to those who choose to believe more in themselves and […]

January 4, 2017

Things I Learned in 2016

Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves,  that Jesus Christ is in you? 2 Cor. 13:5 (NKJ) At the beginning of each year, I take time to reflect on the lessons I have learned during the past year.  Reflection, time given to consideration or serious […]

December 27, 2016

The Divine Gift Exchange

Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. Romans 5:18 (KJV) The tradition of exchanging gifts did not originate with man.  It was God who first gave the very best of […]

December 20, 2016

The Great Access: Practicing the Presence of God

“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” Psalm 139:7 (NKJ) “For through Him (Jesus) we both have access by one Spirit to the Father.” Ephesians 2:18 With the explosion of social media, one of the greatest assistances has been the development of technology that facilitates networking and […]

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