Discipline…

...needed.

Merriam-Webster gives us these options to define discipline: a : control gained by enforcing obedience or order b : orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior c : self-control In my thinking today, I have in mind the second and third choices where we all need discipline in our lives, not necessarily correction. In the midst of my 67th year, I am convinced that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heart Broken in 17 Pieces…

...and more.

The School shooting in Florida this week has us all heart broken. The families of these children and adults are in need of our prayers and active support. I believe God’s heart too was broken by this demonstration of senseless evil. Make no mistake about this, the enemy had everything to do with it. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

Come Now, Let Us Reason Together…

...multipartisanship.

In most realities in life, there are more than two sides to an experience, expectation, or opportunity. Bipartisanship that we hear about daily is a simplified and naive perspective in life. It’s why there is so much confusion as to how to expect people, and in this case political parties, to come to workable solutions. […]

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 […]