God’s Blessing

April 25th, 2016 Numbers 6: 24 – 26 “Words To Live By” from the Voice of Truth This is my blessing to you this day! 24 The Lord bless you and keep you; 25 the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; 26 the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. God’s Blessing is receiving His … Read More

Get a Fresh Start w/ God

  Our God is a God of forgiveness and second chances and fresh starts.  We all need a fresh start from time to time in our life.  We all need a chance to wipe the slate clean and have a brand new beginning.  Well God is in the “newness” business. Psalm 23: 3a “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall … Read More

Noise Happens

Our world is a noisy place.  I challenge you to find a place that is completely quiet and without the normal noise of life if even only for a few minutes.  It is VERY hard to do.  Noise is necessary, I know, but noise is stressful and disruptive (in most cases).  Whether it’s traffic sounds or phone ring tones or … Read More

Push Pause

It’s so very hard to “lie down” and relax in our world today.  We run as fast as we can for as long as we can and we wear ourselves out.  Any good shepherd will provide for his sheep by making them slow down and forcing them to rest. Psalm 23: 2 “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not … Read More

Our Shepherd Provides

In just about every funeral I conduct the family asks me to read the 23rd Psalm.  I suppose I could say it is a funeral staple.  But I don’t think it was ever intended to be.  These verses shouldn’t be stored away and brought out at the graveside of a loved one … only.  This is a Psalm for the … Read More

Shepherd / Sheep Relationship

In this famous Psalm David talks about his love relationship with The Shepherd.  David was not only a shepherd of sheep himself, but he was a sheep of The Shepherd as well.  He calls the Lord, “my Shepherd”.  David had a personal relationship with his Lord.  He knew the Lord intimately.  A shepherd protects and provides and leads his sheep. … Read More

Be A Good Listener

People who are good listeners are rare these days.  We are so busy being interested in the things in our own life we have trouble concentrating on what others are trying to tell us about the things in their life. President Franklin D. Roosevelt got tired of smiling and making the usual remarks at all those White House receptions that … Read More

Get Fit

  The U.S. Food & Drug Administration recommends every person walk an average of 10,000 steps every day to walk ourselves to a healthy life.  Unfortunately, the average American only walks on average 4,000 steps per day.  Health club memberships, treadmills, stationary bikes, it’s all good for getting fit for life.  But God has a different plan for healthy living. … Read More

Have No Fear

Today is Friday the 13th!  Superstition says this is the one day of the year that’s supposed to be “unlucky” compared to all the others.  This superstition originated hundreds of years ago and the Greek word for the fear of Friday the 13th is paraskevidekatriaphobia (I can’t pronounce it either!). But 365 times in God’s Word He tells us “do … Read More

Take A Risk

Proverbs 3: 5 – 6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Someone has said, “Faith is going to the edge of all the light you have, and being willing to take one more step.” Faith is risky business.  If … Read More