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Going to Higher Places

September 4, 2015

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!” Matthew 25:21 Jean Claude Mille Oct. 11, 1945 — Sept. 2, 2015      On Wednesday, I received the news that my dear…

Going to Higher Places

August 20, 2015

“The Lord GOD is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk on my high places.”  Habakkuk 3:19     Last week my family was blessed with a couple days at Lake Jocasee in SC. It was our last summer fun event as a family before school started up. We…

The Power of AGAPE

August 7, 2015

“Love never fails.”  I Corinthians 13:8     I remember the day I first encountered the depth of the Father’s love for me. After a series of events that showed me how selfish, angry and prideful I really was, I agreed to get some healing prayer through a ministry called “sozo” in Nashville, TN. The…

Today is the Day of Salvation

July 17, 2015

  “For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation.” 2 Corinthians 6:2 Yesterday was a day I will never forget. After days of praying fervently for God to heal my friend, James…

Focus on the Light

July 3, 2015

“In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”  John 1:4-5    I remember getting lost as a little kid in New York state. I was 5 years old. My older brother, myself, and another boy went far away from…

Overcoming Fear

June 26, 2015

“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” I John 4:18    The events of the past week at Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, SC, have shaken our nation at a deep level.…

Dads Matter

June 20, 2015

“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Luke 11:13    The day I became a father, I remember holding my oldest son for the first time. A mixture of…

Unbroken

June 13, 2015

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”  II Corinthians 4:7     Recently our family rented the movie, Unbroken, based on the life of Louie Zamperini. This man lived an incredible life filled with difficulty, rebellion, athletic success, Olympic competition, and horrible…

My Cup Runs Over

May 15, 2015

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.”  Psalm 23:5    I enjoy meeting with people. A regular part of my life is sitting down with people, listening, and walking alongside them on their journey with God. It’s a privilege that…

Living Generously

May 8, 2015

“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God,who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5    God’s heart is like a mighty waterfall, constantly pouring out love and riches to all mankind. I love this verse we are considering today. If you are…

First Things First

May 1, 2015

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Matthew 6:33 As the early church was expanding rapidly, I can imagine the disciples having to make lots of choices. Do we put this person into leadership at this time? Do we start a new work in…

Work in Progress

April 10, 2015

“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 1:6    One of the most encouraging promises in all of Scripture is in our verse for today. God is still working on our lives and character. We…

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