A New Year A New You

22 that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit,23 and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:22-24   Start by reflecting on this past... Continue Reading →

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Marriage

This blog post is for our wedding anniversary. We had this idea driving home from a wedding several weeks ago. We hope it is a blessing. This is our fifteenth wedding anniversary. We had people that felt we would not make it. I was told a few years after our wedding by someone that they... Continue Reading →

Secular Humanism

Introduction             When compared to Christianity, secular humanism fails to provide adequate reasoning as to why this worldview is a more viable option. It is said that secularism is the latest expression of Christian religion minus the doctrine of Christianity.[1] This cannot be true as the beliefs of secular humanism are in direct opposition to... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Christmas

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Every year on Christmas Eve before going to bed, Brandy and I put the presents... Continue Reading →

Faces of Christmas – Magi

  2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:1-2 We... Continue Reading →

Faces of Christmas – Simeon

  25 And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit... Continue Reading →

Christian Response to God

The following is a blog post I wrote for a seminary class. God can take even the vilest person and completely transform them into the most gentle, honorable, and Christ-like human. Becoming Christ-like should be our response to God as a Christian. God can take your heart and peel away all the layers of sin... Continue Reading →

Christian Walk – Obedience

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from you father’s house, To the land which I will show you; Genesis 12:1 The Lord communicated with Abram. The Lord had a great plan for Abram and this was His way of initiating that plan. Abram’s world was... Continue Reading →

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