Quiet Time With God

Time With God “I rise before the dawning of the morning, And cry for help; I hope in Your word.” Psalm 119:147 NKJV 1. Set a Regular Time Psalm 119:147a – “I rise before the dawning of the morning, …” The Psalmist has a regular time designated for meeting God. He rises early in the… Continue reading Quiet Time With God

Resting in the Lord

4.1 My Story You may be like my late wife was when she was battling Stage Four Melanoma cancer. She found herself very tired. She needed rest. My daily caregiving also left me weary. Like my wife, I needed rest. The managing of my wife’s schedule took a skillset even an air traffic controller would… Continue reading Resting in the Lord

Tears Are Normal

3.1 My Story “I removed the tumor. The tests also showed it has spread to her lymph nodes. I removed thirty-four of them,” said the surgical oncologist. I stared at her. She was slowly becoming out of focus as I became teary-eyed. I knew the initial diagnosis of Stage 3 Melanoma Cancer was terrible. I… Continue reading Tears Are Normal

How to be Courageous

How to be Courageous 2.1 My Story One of the first thoughts I had when my wife received the diagnosis that she had stage three Melanoma was how am I going to care for her and love her unconditionally until she dies. I knew the Melanoma was going to kill her unless God intervened. I… Continue reading How to be Courageous

It’s Okay to be Afraid

1.1 My Story My eyes locked on to the bloody spot on the lower left front of my wife Benita’s blouse. “What’s going on? What’s with the blood?” I asked pointing to the half-dollar sized strain. My heart was aching. It looked terrible, scary. I knew this couldn’t be good. Miss Benita gazed down toward… Continue reading It’s Okay to be Afraid

God’s Sovereignty

Proverbs 21 I recently read Proverbs 21. Proverbs 21 verse 1 immediately caught my attention. I meditated and reflected on the implications of Proverbs 21:1.  I read the verse in several different translations. Doing this helps me secure the meaning of the verse. Attributes of God’s Sovereignty Proverbs 21:1 deals directly with the attributes of… Continue reading God’s Sovereignty

Becoming a Peacemaker

Matthew 5:9 English Standard Version (ESV), “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Peacemaking Is Not avoiding appeasing You Need To Be a Peacemaker Did You Know Unresolved Conflict … 1. Blocks your fellowship with God. 1 John 4:20-21(ESV), “If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he… Continue reading Becoming a Peacemaker

He Won’t Let You Down

Did You Know God is Faithful?  Yes, God is faithful. He won’t let you down. God’s word says in 1 Corinthians 1:9 English Standard Version (ESV), “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” Definition of Faithful The Merriam-Webster Dictionary gives this definition of faithful.… Continue reading He Won’t Let You Down

Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business We all have things in our lives of which we need to take care.  I’ve been reminded of this too many times in the last five years as I’ve had my mother, then father, and finally, my wife die. Add to that several of my friends recently passed into eternity. They… Continue reading Taking Care of Business

One Great Way to Prepare For The New Year

One Great Way to Prepare For The New Year Two Things Are Critical As you embark on the journey in the year 2020, two things you do are critical. The CHOICES you make. The ACTIONS you take. One – Choices You Need To Make Everyday 1. Choose to get excited about each new day. Psalm… Continue reading One Great Way to Prepare For The New Year