Born For Challenges – Names for God

Names of God: Jehovah-‘Izoa Hakaboth, Jehovah-‘Ori, Jehovah-‘Uzam Jehovah-‘Izoa Hakaboth-Lord Strong-Mighty Psalm 24:8 (tpt) “You ask, ‘Who is this Glory-King?’ The Lord, armed and ready for battle, the Mighty One, invincible in every way!” The Lord is a mighty God and is ready, standing and waiting to fight on our behalf. All we must do is [...]

Dealing With Disappointments: Growing in the Spirit

Ephesians 2:4-5 (KJV), “But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”    Six days into the month of November, I experienced another loss, not the loss of a person, but [...]

Do Not Grow Weary

Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Jesus Christ   Weariness has become an epidemic in America. The mental and physical exhaustion being suffered is evident on the faces of a great number of people nearly every day. Webster’s Dictionary defines weariness as: The state of [...]

Finally a Prescription for Runaway Drug Prices

  For as long as most of us can remember, we have paid substantially higher prices for prescription drugs than the citizens of other countries. In Congress there have been endless speeches about the skyrocketing cost of medicine for American patients, especially senior citizens.  And every election cycle there are campaign promises from both the [...]

For Goodness Sake

What do we do when God says, “no?”  What do we do when the price faith demands is our life, or the life of someone we love?  We see tragedy around the globe every day, but inevitably, there comes a time when tragedy hits home. It’s human nature to want it fixed. We want what [...]

Gifts From the Heart

The Christmas tree is up and and lights and decorations are perfectly placed around the house. The busyness of the holidays has begun. These days we can’t even get through Thanksgiving without everyone running to the store to get gifts for their loved ones, their coworkers, their kid’s teachers, etc. Yes, I was out shopping [...]

Ignorance Is Not Bliss

When I was ten or eleven years old, my cousin and I went to the movies. After the show, my cousin said, “Come on, let’s go into the theater next door and watch that one too.” I told her I didn’t have enough money for another ticket. She grinned from ear to ear and said, [...]

Is Thanksgiving All about Receiving

In millions of homes throughout America families and friends join together to celebrate a cherished holiday, Thanksgiving. In countless homes people go through various types of rituals and traditions including taking time to share what they’re thankful for. If we listen to those often hastily prepared statements we’ll find the vast majority of them refer [...]

Men, Pray For Your Wives (Part 4)

I’ve been speaking primarily to men on A Transforming Moment. The topic has been praying for our wives so we will be changed. I know many of you men are of the attitude that you pray for your wives so God will change her.  My point in this series of Transforming Moments is that God [...]

Performance Review

President Donald Trump is well known for his tweets announcing his criticism directed at a wide variety of topics. Some of them take issue with the words and actions of particular politicians. In essence, he posts reviews of these persons based on his perceptions of their public policy and lack of accomplishments. Although he does [...]

The Perfect Gift

As The holidays get closer and closer, our thoughts turn to what we should give as gifts to our family and friends. Not to quote an old cliché, but we all know, “Jesus IS the Reason for the Season.“   I would like to offer a suggestion for all of us to think about this [...]

Wonderful Choir in Heaven

In August 2006 in the middle of the night, roughly 3:00 am, while we still lived in the apartment, I woke up to some very loud Christian music. I wondered who was playing very loud, religious songs in the middle of the night. I rose up out of bed and looked for a boom box, [...]