An Easter Reminder

An Easter Reminder

There will be no blog because of Easter. However, I saw this and thought it was a good daily reminder of why Jesus died for us. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer this week, please leave a comment. We’d be more than happy to pray for you. And if this post moved you in some way, please feel free to share it. Sign up to receive my quarterly newsletter at …

A Life Mundane

A Life Mundane

My minister was preaching a sermon a week or so ago and said that non-believers don’t believe in God because there is no evil in their lives. He went on to say that mediocre living brings non-belief. Jesus died so we could live an amazing life. Think about that. Now consider if that statement might not true for some Christians as well. When our lives are mediocre or ordinary, do we lose some of that …

Why Is It So Hard to be a Christian?

Why Is It So Hard to be a Christian?

When people first come to Jesus, they flourish. Then they start to waiver. They thought being a Christian would be easy and everything would turn to roses and rainbows. But that is not what occurs. In fact, at times, it’s harder to be a Christian than a nonbeliever. At first, Christians flourish and blossom in God’s word only to wilt later in their faith. There are several reasons why this is. We, as Christians, think …

The In Thing

The In Thing

It’s on all the talk shows. Movie and TV stars are discussing it. What is this new “in” thing? Bullying. Only it’s not something to use just to get viewers or for attention. It’s real. And in our society, it’s killing kids. 3.2 Million Students are Bullied Each Year We hear the news stories all the time about a teen who commits suicide, and the parents blame bullying. They wonder why the schools didn’t do …

An Epidemic of Lost People

An Epidemic of Lost People

I read a news story the other day about how Jacksonville is in a drug epidemic. It seems heroin is the drug of choice for people in our area. Over 500 people overdosed and died last year in Duval County, Florida. It is estimated that 208 Million people consume illegal drugs. Why would people turn to drugs? In most cases, it’s because they don’t feel loved. They look for something to give them the feeling …

Being Stupid Doesn’t Count in Heaven

Being Stupid Doesn’t Count in Heaven

Being stupid in this world can cost you. I know. I bought some face lotion on-line. Normally I don’t purchase anything unless I can go through Paypal, but this company only took credit cards. I must have been too lazy to get my credit card because I put the charge on my bank card. I can’t tell you the last time I did that for any purchase online. Well, you guessed it, turned out to …

Need to Move to Get

Need to Move to Get

Before we get to the blog, check out this book trailer my daughter did for my upcoming release, A Touch of Suspense.   Need to Move to Get Too often we feel unblessed in this world of wants and not-enoughs. We sometimes believe that as a Christian, we deserve to prosper. Instead, we see those who don’t deserve it, obtain their dreams in ways that are sinful. However, our riches are in Heaven. And the way …

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

Have you ever dated someone who turned out to not be what you first thought? Maybe you didn’t realize he was abusive or an alcoholic. Or you might have joined a group only to discover it wasn’t at all what you expected. We seem to look at things in the light, only to discover they’re really shrouded in darkness. Examples of this are abusive men, cults, and certain beliefs expounded upon by charismatic non-believers. Evil …

Hey, Look, a Butterfly

Hey, Look, a Butterfly

The other day, I was driving to meet a friend for lunch. I took the same highway that I do each day to go to work. As I traveled, my mind wandered to something else. Next thing I knew, I flew past my exit. Need to work. Oh, look, a butterfly. How many of you have done the same thing? We get distracted just walking into the next room. You might sit down to work …

Wishing for Failure

Wishing for Failure

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of the political rhetoric in this country. It’s bad enough those who didn’t vote for President Trump want him to fail, but when CNN started speculating on what would occur if he were assassinated at the inauguration, that it got to be too much. I am amazed at not just the whining, but the outright hatred that has spewed from people, especially those who call themselves …