Stretched

Growing up I always wanted the latest action figure. It was a little before my time, but it was still a well-known toy by the time I came along. Stretch Armstrong first debuted in 1976 by toy manufacturer Kenner. The trait that makes Stretch notable is his ability to be stretched well beyond its original…

Pressure’s On

“This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The LORD is our God.’” Zechariah 13:9 Pressure can be tough sometimes. Let’s face…

I Promise

    “Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised.” Romans 4:20-21 God’s blessings are new every morning. Life might get stale, but God’s blessings do not….

Not Alone

Have you ever felt like you were alone in the world? Like you are the only one that really understands your situation? Have you ever felt like you are the only one that is left living like you still believe in Jesus? Well, you are in good company because Elijah felt this same way in…

Box of Memory

Have you ever had those things in your life that you really want to remember? You know, it’s like those happy feelings that you never want to forget. Some of us might have more memories we want to remember than others, but we all have them. How about those things you don’t want to remember….

All Things New

As we have passed from one year to the next I could not help but think about resolutions and the events that spanned all last year. Think about that; we have moved from an old year to a new one. Now, I realize that January 1 is an arbitrary day to celebrate the New Year…

Community

On my way home from class tonight I was thinking about this idea of community. Dictionary.com says the following about community: Community is a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists. Community can mean…

Epic Fail or Not

1 Corinthians 13 speaks of love. A great topic. We all need it. We all use it at some point in our lives; though, the methods and outcomes might look a little different from time to time. Unlike us, God’s methods do not change when it comes to love. God’s love is unconditional. We don’t…

Shine Transparently

“You are the light of the world. A town on a hill cannot be hidden.” ~Matthew 5:14 If we are the light of the world which cannot be hidden, then, what is it that people see when they look at us? I can tell you what they are supposed to see. When people look at…

Words Gone Idle

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your…