This Little Light of Mine
Jacksonville, Florida

This Little Light of Mine

Are you a light in other people’s world or do you cast darkness? Are you someone who brings hope or just a shadow? As a Christian, you should want to shine so everyone knows you have something they don’t. Remember that song from Sunday School, “This Little Light of Mine”? Sing it again so you get the idea of shining your light. I know, I know, now the song will be stuck in your head …

Having Fun in Christ
Jacksonville, Florida

Having Fun in Christ

I belong to a great church. The preaching’s good. It’s even filled with a couple of laughs every Sunday. The music is very contemporary praise and worship, and my Bible study on Tuesdays if a bunch of fun women. We know how to laugh at this church. You can tell the sense of humor before you walk in because we call ourselves the church for imperfect people. That’s why I like it. They enjoy themselves …

Who do you want your kids to be like?
Jacksonville, Florida

Who do you want your kids to be like?

In 1974 the great Harry Chapin released a song called “Cat’s in the Cradle”. It was about a boy who grew up to be just like his father. Too bad his father had been a workaholic who never had time for his son. Even though the song was a work of fiction, it held truth. Your children do, a lot of times, follow in our footsteps. If a boy is raised by an abusive man, …

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 …