I was offering time at church as an usher. The pastor asked me to pray over the offering we were about to receive. No problem there, right?
My phone rang later that afternoon. It was my pastor. He informed me the board members had confronted him about me praying over the offering. Even though my pastor disagreed with the church board, he told me I would no longer serve as an usher.
What was my offense? I was a divorced man, now dating the woman who would later become my wife. Suddenly I was no longer allowed to serve at…
What separates Christianity from other religions is in the first book of the Bible. Even now in the year, we are living, God still does this act.
What is it that God does, which we find in no other religion?
We find this amazing act God does in Genesis chapter three. When Adam and Eve sinned, God came to them where they were hiding. And He talked with them, asking questions.
And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence…
Is being kind to others a thing of the past?
I don’t think so. Why?
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop
Kindness takes little effort, but it must begin in the heart.
So, attitude plays a most crucial part in being a ‘kindness seed planter.’
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill.
You are the one in charge of your attitude. Make it a God-honoring one. Then sowing seeds of kindness in others will give you joy.
Why do I know kindness is still pumping goodness in others? Because…
I’ve been a Christian since my mother asked me to kneel on the kitchen floor at her chair. She questioned me, “Richard, do you want Jesus to come into your heart and save you from your sins?” She led me in a prayer to invite the Savior into my life. I was ten then. Now at seventy-eight, I’m so glad I answered my mother’s question with a yes.
I’ve lived a satisfying life as a Christian all these sixty-eight years. Because of my kitchen “come to Jesus” experience. That doesn’t mean I’ve been without faults. I’ve sinned and had disappointing…
Every death leaves us with grief. We grieve, but hope continues to pump the glimmer of a better day ahead for us, the living.
First, I’m no expert on the issues I will report on in this post. I do take the time to do preliminary research, which is available to anyone wanting to gain knowledge.
According to the USA Facts reports, over 3.1 million people died in 2020. These figures represent a twelve percent increase over the total deaths in 2019.
The good news is almost nine hundred thousand more births than deaths recorded in the year 2020. …
I must be willing to change since change is not optional in life because change is Time’s twin. Time and change go hand in hand together during each of the moments we live.
So, here’s what I know. I must keep learning to be the best person I can be today. This is why these five actions though simple, keep my focus. I understand we know the steps we should take to improve our relationships. The truth is, and I’m included, we do not act the way we should sometimes with others.
“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position…
I was eleven and a half time zones from home. We were traveling on a road I never traveled before. Plus, we were driving on the wrong side of the road. Did I mention it was night time? My native Indian pastor was driving his Jeep without headlights turned on.
Then, he began reciting aloud Psalm 91. He spoke the complete chapter from memory. With the first two verses, my fear of the unknown drained from my mind. I sensed an unexplainable peace welling up within me. My first trip to India had begun.
My Indian pastor friend had driven…
Retrieve your storage unit key from the container.
There are many ways to make money, and one way is by not spending it in the first place. People spend money renting a storage unit. Your storage unit’s filled with items you need, but you have not touched in years. You’re paying a $98.99 a month rental fee.
Now here’s my way to make some real money. It may seem counter-intuitive but stay with me here.
Enter Sir Winston Churchill. Let’s put his wisdom to the test.
“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what…