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    Fear.

    It’s a powerful thing. It can simultaneously steal from you and make you more creative than you’d ever be without it. It robs people of living a healthy, normal lifestyle. It creates nightmares that keep people bound every day. Oddly…

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    2 Corinthians 5:17 says…

    …“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come.” It does NOT say, “Therefore…

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    If you were raised in a…

    “charismatic” or “full-gospel” church, you may have been in a service where a word was given by the Holy Spirit in tongues and then interpreted for the edification of the body. I don’t think that’s one of the spiritual gifts…

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    Worship is…

    …enlightening, passionate, uplifting, my armor, awesome, warfare, strength, weapon, a way of life, my obedience, ammunition, spiritual armor, essential… All these words hold a positive connotation with “feel-good” vibes. But sometimes, worship isn’t meant to make us feel good, at…

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    get to know you…

    You meet a new person, and you ask the normal questions. “Where do you work?” “Are you married?” “Do you have kids?” But, if you really want to get to know someone, you’ve got to ask deeper questions. I’m not…

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    fresh start…

    I started this blog years ago, and it’s been redesigned and even renamed a handful of times. This year, it is not my resolution; it is a personal challenge. I am devoting myself to taking time to sit down at…

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    joy of salvation

    Why do we have so much trouble and so many issues with keeping the joy of our salvation? Hebrews 5:9 says this: [9] And, [His completed experience] making him perfectly [equipped], He because the Author and Source of eternal salvation…

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    racham

    My brother-in-law bought me a Journaling Bible two years ago for Christmas, and I love it. I’m one of those people that has a Bible in a lot of different translations because it’s interesting to me to see how the…