The End and The Beginning

The End and The Beginning

Again this week, I plan to keep it short. In fact, I want you to participate in this blog. Does time fly? We are coming to the end of 2016 and the beginning 2017 already. As such, that means we all have goals we set. I thought it would be fun to see what some of your goals are. Now, I don’t want the normal – lose weight, get out of debt goals. I want …

The Story Behind the Song

The Story Behind the Song

I’m going to keep this short because I know we’re all busy this last week before Christmas. I thought I’d share the story behind one of my favorite Christmas songs, “Do You Hear What I Hear.” This song and music were written by Gloria Shayne and Noel Regney, the husband and wife team of such songs as “ Goodbye Cruel World,” sung by James Darren. Noel was a Frenchman forced to be a Nazi soldier …

From Eden to Jesus

From Eden to Jesus

A child is born in a manger. A humble beginning for our Savior. God came to Earth in the form of a child, to bring forgiveness to the world. Sin began when Adam and Eve listened to the serpent in Eden. People point their finger at Eve for getting her and Adam tossed out of Eden. They tend to forget God chose a woman as a vessel to bring His son into the world. We …

How Do You See Church?

How Do You See Church?

Forty percent of Christians claim to go to church each Sunday. But do they take their church attendance seriously? Hebrews 10:24-25 states, And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. So according to God’s word, meeting up is important for Christians. The …

Girls Follow Boys

Girls Follow Boys

I’m about to say something that will tick off most diehard feminists. If you want to grow your church, find a way to bring in men. Why? Because girls follow boys and women follow men. Our society tells girls that being popular and pretty are very important. And the reason for that is to get a boyfriend. What would Barbie be without Ken? Or Betty and Veronica without Archie? Women feel they need a man, …

Throwing Away Our Children

Throwing Away Our Children

I’m writing a non-fiction book that should be coming out in the next year or two. While doing research, I have found some interesting facts – according to a USNews.com article, middle-aged women have the highest suicide rate, and the percentage of teen girls who commit suicide is growing every year. A lot of the self-destructive behavior of these teens is blamed on the lack of fathers in the home. Fatherless girls are more prone …

Watch the Voices

Watch the Voices

I am so glad the election is over. I thought once done, we could get back to our normal lives, but then the protests erupted. And then I read an article from screenwriter Aaron Sorkin regarding Donald Trump winning the election. He apparently wrote a letter to his daughter that has been circulating. He, of course, like a lot of others in Hollywood labeled Donald Trump a sexist. I have a question for you Mr. …

Prayer for the Upcoming Election

Prayer for the Upcoming Election

This country needs to bring God back, and a good place to start is on this Election Day. Below is a prayer that I hope you will use as a guide on the morning of November 8. Dear Father, You are an awesome God. I believe anything can be done through You. As You know we have an important election that will decide the future of our country, a country that was founded on Christian …

Does God Hate Women?

Does God Hate Women?

Lies are all around us these days with the elections coming up. Every candidate says what the group they are speaking to wants to hear in order to win votes. But this is no different than any other day. People and businesses lie daily in order to get our attention. The sad part. Sometimes we listen. We listen when the magazine article tells us that the model in their photo is real and that’s what …

Hurricane’s a Coming

Hurricane’s a Coming

As most of you know, Hurricane Matthew hit on October 7, 2016. I was without power for three days, some quite a bit longer. There was devastation along the coast, however, Jacksonville, while without power, overall remained unscathed. When I mentioned this to a clerk at a local post office, he said it was because Jacksonville is a praying city. Proverbs 15:29 tells us The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of …