Aiming Our Hearts Toward God

Aiming Our Hearts Toward God

For a satellite dish to work, it has to be aimed in the right direction. It has to be connected to the satellite. Otherwise, you don’t get all those great shows and sports events you want to watch. The majority of the instructions related to putting one of these...
The Generosity of Nehemiah

The Generosity of Nehemiah

I believe the world is hurting. One way that I think we can show our hurting world the loving God we serve is through our generosity. The world deeply longs to see more cheerful and generous givers, so I want to write about generosity today from the Old Testament. I...
God Uses Ordinary People (Nehemiah’s Story)

God Uses Ordinary People (Nehemiah’s Story)

In the book of Nehemiah, in the Old Testament, the Israelites were taken captive by King Nebuchadnezzar from Babylon. He took the people of Israel, destroyed their city, brought them to Babylon, and made them prisoners. Over many years, Nebuchadnezzar died, and the...
Learning to Walk with God, Because He’s in Control

Learning to Walk with God, Because He’s in Control

I love my grandkids, so far four boys and three girls, and one on the way. I’ve been remembering what it was like when my grandson Benjamin was starting to walk. One day, he recognized that he could waddle away from his mom. This sweet baby became an active...
Comparison and Our Value (A Study in Ecclesiastes)

Comparison and Our Value (A Study in Ecclesiastes)

Comparison sneaks into my life when I least expect it. I want to know, “Am I OK? Am I cool enough, good looking enough, or smart enough? Rich enough? Do I fit in?” We’re always concerned about that, aren’t we? The only way we think we can figure out...