Full Commitment

What does God want us to commit to?   1 Kings 8:61 – “And may your hearts be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.” God [...]

Stopping Early

“If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to [...]

Quitting Early

It was a fog-shrouded morning, July 4, 1952, when a young woman named Florence Chadwick waded into the water off Catalina Island. She intended to swim the channel from the island to the [...]

Five Promises

“She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would.  And Abraham named their son Isaac. Eight days after Isaac [...]

Mine

Do you know anyone who struggles with selfishness?  Most of us do.  It could be a friend, family member, boss, colleague, or reflection in our mirror… It isn’t something we’ll [...]

Willpower?

It has been said, ““Using willpower to overcome worldly seduction is like telling a man who has gone without water for three days to control himself and quit being thirsty…” Just quit [...]

Making a Choice

    We’ve all faced them…. You are standing in line at Universal Studios and the sign says “Children 9 and younger” get in at a reduced price.  Your daughter just turned [...]

Following Directions

An old sailor repeatedly got lost at sea, so his friends gave him a compass and urged him to use it. The next time he went out in his boat, he followed their advice and took the compass with him. [...]

Paul’s Secret

To those that struggle with contentment… there will never be enough.  It will always lie one arms length beyond their ability to sleep at night.   Those that live in this camp [...]

Covering Up

Humanity has a long history of wearing a mask. Adam did it.  “Then the Lord God called to the man [Adam], ‘Where are you?’ He replied, ‘I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was [...]

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