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 Happy From the Inside Out

How to Be Happy From the Inside Out Matthew 5:8 English Standard Version (ESV), “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Pure in Heart = Unmixed motives. Matthew 6:1 (ESV), “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no… Continue reading How to Be Happy From the Inside Out

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

Remember

Psalm 103 Teaches Us To Remember “Bless the Lord, oh my soul and all that is withing me, bless His Holy name.” Psalm 103:1 “As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is.” Proverbs 23:7 1. Remember His Forgiveness – Psalm 103:2, 10 “Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his… Continue reading Remember

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

“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is based on the poem “Christmas Bells”

Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth,… Continue reading “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is based on the poem “Christmas Bells”