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Being Happy in God

by PH

While it is true that God loves us in spite of us, we ought to strive to please Him so that His sentiment will change to because of.  Of course, we cannot earn His love, but it seems true from the Bible that we can live in such a way to further arouse His love for us. Listen to the […]

The humiliation/faith to live out what we profess

by LD

John 3:17–For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. I had a chance to spend some time with my brother and his family this past Sunday, and I always walk away amazed at how similar we are.  In times past we’ve had conversations […]

Stay Where You Are…

by PH

Sometimes, what we ought to do becomes clear when we think about the alternative. A man commits adultery because he’s not happy with his marriage. He assumes that he will be happier with someone else. However, when he actually starts living with the other woman (not his wife), he will soon realize that she’s not really […]

Striving for true honor?

by LD

Proverbs 15:33-The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor. I’ve always found it helpful to continue understanding who you are at every stage in life.  Learning from parents, siblings, family members, etc. you’ve been around, helps you better understand the unique way God has made you to serve Him in […]

Do You Hate Eating Leftovers?

by PH

If you are unhappy right now, it’s because you forgot what you deserve. In your mind, you really think you deserve better or more than what you have. And therefore, you are unhappy. If you are thoroughly convinced that you were a condemned sinner, then you would be happy with any and all circumstances (since […]

How spiritual growth unifies

by LD

1 Peter 2:1-3–So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2  Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good. It was God’s design from the institution of the family to be a “nurturing center” […]

When Men Are Dumber Than Donkeys…

by PH

Human beings can be so intelligent and yet be so dumb at the same time. The students were having this conversation in my class. Apparently, some trans-gender athletes are trying to change the law to allow themselves compete in women’s sports. My students were befuddled because they knew that this was unfair – essentially men […]

“Emptied” for others through Christ/Purpose

by LD

Numbers 16:46,48– And Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer, and put fire on it from off the altar and lay incense on it and carry it quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone out from the Lord; the plague has begun.”…48 And he stood between the dead and the living, and the […]

Prepared beyond mental/physical demands

by LD

Hebrews 13:20-21–Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21  equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.  […]

How Well Do You Take Criticism?

by PH

Are you meek? Not weak, but meek. You are meek if you don’t defend yourself when criticized. You are meek if whatever evil or misfortune comes your way, you believe you actually deserved worse. Is that a desirable quality? Yes! “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5Moses is praised by God for […]