Loving God…

...the way.

I pray that you know God. I pray that you have a relationship with Him. This is all made possible through the sacrificial love of God realized in the death of His Son, Jesus. He paid the penalty for our disobedience to God and did so with love in His heart for you and me. […]

The Sanctified Life…

...the way to live.

God’s word says, “I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy.” Lev 11:44  It also says, “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified:”1Th 4:3 We, then ought to aim to be sanctified and live for God. Being sanctified, also known as holiness means that we are set apart […]

The Unsanctified Life…

...there is a better plan.

The unsanctified life is the person who has not acknowledged God as the supreme authority and deepest friend. The first recognition of the unsanctified life is the person that does not know God. This may be from lack of opportunity or by personal choice. More and more in this society, there is less and less […]

Disruptive Leadership…

...emerging concept.

Disruptive Leadership is a trending idea that many are embracing, particularly, the new generation. It speaks of a movement to unsettle the negative and impedinbg aspects of the status quo. It’s the new word for change. I suppose every generation needs to believe they have a new slant on the future, although, it still sounds […]

Rev. Dr. Billy Graham…

...saved to serve.

Billy Graham has always been known as a leading Christian voice, bringing people to God through faith in Jesus. His campaigns, public and personal were always forthright with no apologies for God’s gospel of love for all. As he ascended in celebrity, his resolve to tell all about saving grace intensified while being cautious not […]

Future of The Salvation Army…

...might include you.

Often I am asked about the future of The Salvation Army. My answer almost always includes my lack of interest in the perpetuity of the movement. Factually, it will survive the rapture! Not because there are leaders who will not be taken up when Jesus returns, but because in many places, the financial security of […]

Communicating in Social Media…

...can be effective.

I have enjoyed social media through the years. I was there when it all became popular and jumped in to see what it was all about. After many years of engagement, I understand it as another way to communicate with friends and others who have yet to become friends. There is a whole lot of […]

Following God…

...always interesting.

If you want to take the right steps in life, follow God. It’ll always be interesting. If you are simply looking for change, be sure to consult with the One who knows what lies before you and is interested in your well being. I consulted with a couple yesterday who are thinking of a significant […]

Faith informs Politics…

...not the other way around.

As believers in God, we take our morality and direction in life from Him. We find this very much in a careful reading of His Word, a relationship with Jesus, in fellowship with other believers and in the midst of mission. I’m convinced that all are necessary for a proper understanding of life as it […]

Hark The Herald Angels Sing…

...glory to the newborn King.

Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled Joyful, all ye nations, rise, Join the triumph of the skies; With th’ angelic host proclaim, “Christ is born in Bethlehem.” Hark! the herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!” Christ, by highest heav’n […]