Second Time Around

What’s the Big Deal About Easter? It doesn’t get as much splash as other holidays, but it can hold its own! We need to give Easter a little help. Bless its heart. It just doesn’t measure up to Christmas. Of course, how can you compete with lighted trees surrounded by brightly wrapped gift packages? If […]

Ha Ha Ha

Yesterday was April 1. I’m wondering if you got pranked—or if you pranked anyone? Thankfully, I was flying and made it through the day without any pranks. But here are a few fun pranks I’ve heard about: • Carmel onions This is exactly what it sounds like! You take an onion and cover it with […]

When To Move . . . When To Wait Part 2

Moving ahead in God’s strength: The blessings of waiting: • “For since the world began no one has seen or heard of such a God as ours, who works for those who wait for him!” (Isaiah 64:4 LB) • But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with […]

When To Move . . . When To Wait: Part 1

Moving ahead in God’s strength: David didn’t spend time waiting to slay Goliath— after gathering five stones for his slingshot—he attacked. (See 1 Samuel 17:32.) Lazarus didn’t linger in the tomb when he heard Christ’s voice—he came out immediately. (See Luke 11:43-44.) When Jesus called Peter and Andrew, they “left their nets at once” (Matthew […]

Take My Hand . . . Stay a While

Many times when Jesus healed someone in the Bible, He told them to get up or to go after He had touched them. He performed the miracle of healing and was simply on His way. But other times, He did just the opposite: He took their hand. It seems as though He wanted to savor […]

Get Going!

Many times when Jesus healed someone in the Bible, He told them to get up or to go after He had touched them. • The paralyzed man at the pool of Bethesda (John 5).“Get up.” • Another paralytic man in Matthew 9. “Get up.” • The woman with the diseased blood (Luke 8). “Go in […]

To Pray . . . or Not

Do you realize that prayer is our greatest weapon against satan? He fears prayer. It sends him and his demons running. There is power in prayer! When we pray in the name of Jesus, we are tossing grenades at satan. Prayer is also our greatest connection to Christ. Aren’t you glad His line is never […]

Come (Part 2)

It seems the overriding message of the Old and New Testaments is come. God goes to great lengths to make sure we know He yearns for us to come to Him. “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one […]


Throughout the Bible, God’s message is crystal clear: “Come.” He so years for us to come to Him, that He repeats this invitation in a variety of ways: “All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away” (John 6:37 NIV). The most important way we […]

On What Are You Focused?

I’ve always admired those little “smart cars” and have longed to drive one. They remind me of the old-fashioned bumper cars I used to ride at the amusement park when I was a child. So when a friend of mine got a smart car, I longingly looked inside, admired it, and secretly wished I could […]