From the Heart: Packing for the Trip
Well, here it is summer again; vacation time. Most Americans love to go on vacation trips. Get away from the trials of regular ever day life. Renew our spirit so to speak. Guess we’ve all done it and many still do. For me, the worst part of any trip was getting ready. One thing the military taught me was how to pack. Each... [Read more of this review]
From the Heart: Freedom
Submit yourselves “for the Lord’s sake” to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as... [Read more of this review]
From the Heart: What Makes a Marriage Work?
Read Ephesians 5:22-33
My wife and I are scheduled to attend a wedding this afternoon. It is for a young couple neither of which have been married before. The bride to be is part of our extended family and I’m told that they both attend church services on a regular basis and they have been dating for a long time now.
Sounds like a start in the... [Read more of this review]
From the Heart: Who Do We Know?
In the gospel of John, chapter 10, the writer is describing the Good Shepherd. Unlike modern day shepherds, who use dogs to drive their flocks, John is describing a shepherd that walks ahead of his sheep, calling them to follow him. He knows his sheep and calls them by name and leads them. He knows his sheep and they know him.
Recently I was reading... [Read more of this review]
From the Heart: Why Christians Die
Read Phil. 1:19-26
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die”
In 1983, Paul “Bear” Bryant died unexpectedly, just days after he retired as head football coach of Alabama University. When he retired he had the best win/loss record of all time. When... [Read more of this review]
From the Heart: Blessed Assurance
There is an old song that has been around for a hundred years or more. I borrowed its title for this devotional. It starts by saying, “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine.” Verse two gives us a picture of angels descending from above with echoes of mercy and whispers of love. But it’s verse three... [Read more of this review]
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