Please God, not me!
Jacksonville, Florida

Please God, not me!

Is God telling you to step out of your comfort zone and do something you don’t want to do? Do you come up with every excuse imaginable to not have to? “I’m too shy.” “I wouldn’t know what to say.” If God is telling you to go, He’ll give you the way. If you keep coming up with excuses, He’ll either give the job to someone else, or something will happen in your life where …

Making light of a dangerous act
Jacksonville, Florida

Making light of a dangerous act

A group of psychiatrists and mental health officials called B4U-Act have called for the de-stigmatizing of what they call “minor-attracted” individuals. That is pedophilia. They feel that “minor-attracted” individuals (perverts) are misunderstood and should not be criminalized. They should be encouraged to seek help. This group is also going so far as to compare pedophilia with homosexuality. I agree these people should be encouraged to seek help before they hurt others, but I also don’t …

Where’s God When You Need Him?
Jacksonville, Florida

Where’s God When You Need Him?

Going through a hard time? Maybe you’ve lost your job or a loved one. Do you sometimes feel alone, like no one is there for you, not even God? Have you turned your back on God, thinking what you’ve done in the past would cause him to never forgive you? There are days, even months like that, but don’t despair. God has never left you. Even if you’ve turned your back on Him, He’s there …

What’s in a Look?
Jacksonville, Florida

What’s in a Look?

I caught part of an Oprah Winfrey show the other day which featured supermodels of the past. The one thing that struck me as strange was they all said looks didn’t matter to them so much anymore. If that were true, they wouldn’t have had so much work done on themselves. I didn’t even recognize Christie Brinkley. Advertisers will tell you that to get a man, you need to be young, beautiful, and thin as …

Winning Over the Enemy
Jacksonville, Florida

Winning Over the Enemy

David Silverman, President of the American Atheists is trying to keep two metal beams pulled from the rubbish of the World Trade Center from being used at the memorial. Why? Because they fused together in the shape of a cross. How do we, as Christians, fight such hatred? With prayer. Matthew 5:44-45 reads, But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father …

God’s Communication
Jacksonville, Florida

God’s Communication

Has God ever spoken to you? Bible verse John 8:47 reads, He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God. How does one hear God to know He is speaking. God has several ways he communicates, verbal, physical, and emotional. God might have a friend tell you something you’ve been waiting to hear. You might be wondering if you really matter …

Staying in God’s World
Jacksonville, Florida

Staying in God’s World

How many singers would you guess are Christians? From their sexual clothing to their raunchy lyrics, it’s hard to tell. Can you pick out the Christians among actors or actresses? Married people appear in movies and videos and get naked or make-out with others who are not their spouse. Then they wonder why their marriages fall apart. As Christians we are to be set apart from the world. John 15:19 reads, If you belonged to …

The Mirror Lies
Jacksonville, Florida

The Mirror Lies

When was the last time you went bathing suit shopping? It used to be suits covered enough that you could hide your flaws. Now they’re made for girls who have a size 0 waste and a size AA breast. If you’re lucky enough to find one in your size, you discover they’re made of the tightest stretch material ever created. If you lose one part it snaps you in the backside like a rubber band. …

Five Second Rule
Jacksonville, Florida

Five Second Rule

My minister was talking about the five second rule a couple Sundays ago. Yes, my church is that cool. What’s the five second rule? It’s when you drop food and if it hasn’t been on the floor for more than five seconds, it’s still safe to eat. Well, it got me thinking. How many people have a five second rule with it comes to Jesus. “I’ll have plenty of time to get right with God …