2 Timothy 1:12-14 What we believe affects every area of our lives and shapes every decision we make, yet few of us will take the time to think about what we accept as true. For the most part all belief systems have a foundation. What do you base your convictions on, is it on your lifestyle, reasoning, and desires? We ought to adapt a life to our faith in Him and know that Jesus is the authority of His Word. Our version should not be base on personal reasoning. We are not to pick and choose which parts of the Bible to believe, or addRead More →

I pray for your mind to leap with joy, as you comprehend the riches of our faith. May the reading of the scriptures open our eyes with utter simplicity, which was once obscure, be obvious and plain to us without a doubt. I am in awe of God’s riches at Christ’s expense. It should remind us of the cost of His grace. God’s unmerited favor toward man cost Christ His life. The Scriptures say, “But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowed with glory and honor; that He by the grace of God shouldRead More →

When I was a very young adult, a few of my close girlfriends and I established an annual practice that we doggedly maintained year after year. During the first few weeks of every year, our habit was to carefully contemplate and then memorialize our personal goals for the remainder of that year. By willingly and openly sharing our plans, we were holding ourselves accountable – one to another. This habit of ours was one that worked well for me over the years. I recall being eager and excited to ask my girlfriends throughout the year for progress reports on their stated goals. Knowing that I’dRead More →