Have you ever felt trapped, hemmed in, or cornered? Not too long ago, I watched the movie "San Andreas". There was a very intense scene where a young woman became trapped in a car that was being crushed by giant chunks of falling concrete. A massive earthquake had caused parts of the roof to collapse … Continue reading Wide open spaces
This has been a very sobering weekend for those of us living in the United States. First, the random shooting at the garlic festival in California a few days ago, killing 3 people (including 2 children), and wounding 11 others! And this weekend, two mass shootings in two days is shocking and beyond comprehension. In … Continue reading Evil exists in the world
Yesterday was Independence Day (4th of July) in the United States, and is the day that America celebrates gaining her Independence from Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was officially approved by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, only two days after the Lee Resolution formally declared the American colonies to be Independent … Continue reading Freedom
A dear sister in Christ asked for prayer today because she felt "lost, hopeless, and abandoned." She went on to explain that she has been totally in love with Jesus, spending a lot of time in prayer, praise and worship, but her OCD (obsessive/compulsive disorder) "kicked in" and her intrusive thoughts went from questioning herself … Continue reading Do you feel abandoned by God?
Today is Father's Day in the United States, a special day to honor all of our earthly Fathers and also our Heavenly Father. Fathers and Grand-fathers play a very special role in families, one that cannot be "written out" by our hyper-feminized culture. God created the family, with mother AND father, and both roles are … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day
Mother's are a special blessing from the Lord and together with the father (also a special blessing), make up the backbone of the family. God is all about family because that's why He's been so patient and long-suffering for 6000 years, as He's been building HIS eternal family! Genesis 3:20 says, “The man called his wife’s … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
Walking through this life, we see people in crowded stores, we read people's facebook messages, we encounter people in cars, trains, planes, planes, everywhere. This world is a crowded world. But what do we see? Do we see people we envy? "Boy, that girl seems to have it all together"...."Why can't I be like that … Continue reading Who do we trust in the storm?
I saw this short video 12 minute video titled "The God who sees" and fell in love with it. If you ever find yourself in one of those "desert" places in life, you're not alone. There are many people in the Bible who have found themselves exactly in those places, those dry, desert places, where … Continue reading The God who sees
Have you ever wished that Jesus would just talk to you audibly, clearly, without any vagueness or ambiguity at all? Jesus wants us to have a relationship with Him, to love Him with all of our hearts, minds, and souls, but it's sometimes hard because our relationship with Him doesn't work exactly the same way … Continue reading Hearing the voice of God
This is the ten million dollar question, and one that is used by many atheists to "prove" that their is no God. They question how a loving God could allow the pain and suffering that we see on the earth. How do we Christians respond when a non-believer asks us this question? The atheist simply … Continue reading Why do bad things happen to good people?