Wednesday, September 20, 2017

From the Heart: Our Blue Rose

From the Heart: Our Blue Rose

It was obvious now that the boy had some special needs and was somewhat startled as he turned and saw Steve standing so close to him waiting to squeeze by. His eyes widened and you could see the surprise look on his face.

From the Heart: The Elijah Complex

From the Heart: The Elijah Complex

It’s not uncommon for some elderly people to feel like they have fulfilled their purpose. Like Elijah, they simply give up and wish that God would come on and take them home to heaven. Yet, whether they realize it or not, they are still a significant part of life. Many Christians have been encouraged by the patience, wisdom, and intercession of older people who love the Lord. Only eternity will reveal the full impact of their spiritual contribution.

From the Heart: Worth the Struggle

From the Heart: Worth the Struggle

I believe God’s purpose in saving us is not simply to keep us from going to hell, but`that Christ likeness may be formed in us. (Gal. 4:19). The moment we become a child of God through faith in Christ Jesus the process begins. (Rom. 3:26-29). From then on, God uses all of life’s circumstances to make us conformed to the image of His Son.

From the Heart: Investments

From the Heart: Investments

My friends, when God created Adam and Eve and placed them in the Garden of Eden, they were prefect. They could have lived forever but they ate the fruit. They sinned. and the Bible tells us over and over that sin separates us from God. God told them, “You will surely die.” And so will we. For we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

From the Heart: The Appeal of the Forbidden

From the Heart: The Appeal of the Forbidden

The desire for what is off-limits is not confined to spoiled children. It reflects a tendency in all of us that goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. All too often we like to keep our eye on the temptation while praying not to be led into it.

From the Heart: Pleasing God

From the Heart: Pleasing God

Our Heavenly Father expects us to help others, to set a good example, to let our light shine that they might see Christ living in us. How often do we get caught up in this old world, worrying about what others think? If we live our lives trying to be people pleasers we will never accomplish our goal.

From the Heart: Abba Father

From the Heart: Abba Father

All together we have nine grandchildren and our little great one. For some reason all of them have decided to call us Nana and Papa. Now I still have a busy work life but I can confess that I’m not too busy to hear from my children or my children’s children. And when I hear them say “Papa, I love you”, well, my heart kinda melts.

From the Heart: Wise Child, Happy Father

From the Heart: Wise Child, Happy Father

Sometimes young people come to realize with deep regret that if they had followed the counsel of their parents they could have avoided much heartache, both for themselves and their family.

From the Heart: Hope

From the Heart: Hope

Our founding fathers came and fought for the right of religious freedom. And they not only brought their families and their possessions but they also brought their Bibles. The Law of God was their law of the land. Look at our nation today. Oh, how far we have strayed!

From the Heart: Don’t Take God For Granted

From the Heart: Don’t Take God For Granted

The older I get, the more I marvel that I am still alive. As a youngster growing up I never thought much about dying. Yes, I took life for granted. I trust God and I know he has his reasons for keeping me here even though it probably would have easier sometimes to just let me go. I believe our God has a purpose for each of us and I pray that he will guide me to that purpose and help me to accomplish it, whatever it might be.

From the Heart: Passion for Souls

From the Heart: Passion for Souls

My friends we need to pray for our nation. Let our hearts burn with anguish for our people. May we never forget our forefathers who came to this country seeking freedom from oppression; a freedom that would allow them to worship their Jehovah God. When they came they brought everything they had, including their bibles. It became their law of the land and their guiding light for the future.

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