Jacksonville, Florida

Yes and No

YES, what happened to George Floyd was murder. The officer should be punished; YES, the Chief of Police in Minneapolis should be removed for allowing an officer with eighteen complaints to continue to work in the field instead of sitting on a desk job; YES, there is nothing wrong with protesting. It is a good way to get your point across; YES, marching is protesting; speech is protesting; even blocking traffic can be considered protesting; …

Jacksonville, Florida

In Flanders Fields

Memorial Day is a day of remembering those who died in the line of duty, protecting this country. The poem In Flanders Fields, written by John McCrae, was published on May 3, 1915. I hope it helps you to remember those we have lost.  In Flanders Fields By John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, …

Jacksonville, Florida

Biblical Women Who had God’s Hand

There are few books in the Bible that are named for a woman. However, that doesn’t mean God doesn’t love his daughters. In fact, He loves us very much. And while there may not be a lot of books of the Bible named for women, there were women in the Bible who definitely had God guiding them. This week let’s look at three women who knew God’s love and strength. MARY MAGDELINE: After He rose …

Jacksonville, Florida

I Can’t Wait!

We all wish for something, i.e. getting out of debt, a new car, etc. I have dreams and wishes galore. Basically, if wishes were fishes, I’d have a boat load. My biggest want right now is I’d love to retire so I can write full-time. Unfortunately, that’s not going to occur any time soon. A lot of people have goals that don’t always pan out. We just have to remember that God will work His …

Jacksonville, Florida

Looking for Love in All the Right Places

There is so much anger and hatred in the country these days, most of it from political fodder. We have forgotten that we can disagree and still love one another. It’s time we share the “love chapter” of the Bible. 1 Corinthians 13 tells us exactly what love is and how to love each other. If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding …

Jacksonville, Florida

A Season of Change

It sounds like the end might be coming for the virus quarantine. Hopefully, it won’t be much longer until we’re released. I’m glad for those who are healthy but saddened by those who had issues or lost loved ones. It’s been a trying time for most. Just remember, no matter what you’ve gone through or what will be ahead, Jesus has been with you always. And when this crisis is over, please remember the lessons …

Jacksonville, Florida

Taking God Personally

I will be releasing my next book, Taking God Personally, on May 1, 2020. This 60-day devotional is to help bring God’s Word deeper into your heart. The cover and first day are below. I would love to hear your opinions in the comment section below. Taking God Personally Day 1 ORIGINAL: John 3:16, For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not …

Jacksonville, Florida

More Ways to Get Through

Last week I discussed using some quotes from Billy Graham to get you through a crisis, whether it be illness or the death of a loved one. Today I thought I’d share five Bible verses to show you God’s love. Matthew 11:28-30: “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, …