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How We Can Hurt God

by PH

It is not a nice feeling when someone forgets all you’ve done for him/her. As a dad, I get hurt when my girls sometimes forget all that I have done for them over the years. At those moments, I think to myself, “How can you say that after all that I have done for you?” Have […]

Standing “strong” is possible only in Christ

by LD

Ephesians 6:10-12–Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood,…As a child growing up, I thought the greatest challenge of adulthood was the ability to pay bills, […]

Are You a Complainer?

by PH

I’m writing this from my classroom at Lakes High School. My chair is uncomfortable (it doesn’t recline), I am stressed and tired of grading, and my students aren’t cooperating! On Wednesdays, we were allowed to stay home and do virtual teaching, but now they are requiring us to come in. How tiresome! And yet, this is […]

“Eyes to see” our Hope

by LD

Job 14:7-9– “For there is hope for a tree,if it be cut down, that it will sprout again,and that its shoots will not cease.8 Though its root grow old in the earth,and its stump die in the soil,9 yet at the scent of water it will budand put out branches like a young plant.I believe nothing makes our human existence […]

Devil’s Whisper?

by PH

I’ve coaching girls’ tennis at Lakes for the last month or so. One of the benefits I didn’t realize about coaching a sport is that I get to meet a lot of people. Not only the players and their parents, but also the opposing coaches. During the meet, while the players are playing, I have […]

“Seeing” Christ as in control

by LD

Hebrews 2:1-…Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothingoutside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him.Believers and Churches across the world have shared the practice of listing prayer requests.  It is a great tool for corporate/personal prayer, giving a sense of unity to believe God for things we desire to see His […]

Learning to Rest

by PH

Is it harder for you to work or to rest? I didn’t ask you which you would rather do – most would rather rest – but which do you find easier to do? For me, it is easier to work than to rest. When I’m resting, I feel like I’m wasting my life. So, even […]

Enough faith to see Christ overcome your situation?

by LD

Matthew 17:20–He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed,you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”  Sometimes we can come up against things and not sense we […]

Spiritual Yo-Yo Diet

by PH

In my quest to lose a few pounds to get ready for another marathon, I’ve been watching and studying many different diets. Although there are many varieties and methods of dieting, all of them seem to agree that it must be a lifestyle (permanent) change and not just a temporary change. Most people who do […]

Good Friday Devotional

by PH

Good Friday! This is the day to remember our Lord’s sacrifice for our sins. It is this one act that was done 2,000 years ago in a small country called Israel that divides human history squarely into two. Everything else in history is just a footnote to this monumental event. It is when God’s Son became […]