Spiritual Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are unsightly.  They occur on people who have either gained weight or on women during pregnancy because the body is gaining weight rapidly and the skin cannot keep up with the changes.  They happen because the skin gets stretched due to growth.  I don’t know anyone that likes them or even desires them.

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Nothing is Wasted With God

All of us have gone through hard times, suffered loss and tragedy, and at times even made some really costly mistakes.  Many times we think that we have hit the end of the road. We wonder how things can be salvaged out of the mess that has been created. What’s really frustrating, to me anyway,

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How to Quit Being An Enemy to Yourself

I am my own worst enemy!  I can defeat myself faster than a speeding bullet.  I can tear myself down quicker than a wrecking ball.  I can condemn myself better than anyone.  Yes, I am my own worst enemy. But I can also be my greatest ally.  It is all in the way that I

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Knowing Jesus as a Person

I’ve been a follower of Christ since I was 12 years old.  That was a long time ago.  I have been involved in various capacities of ministry for over 20 years.  I am not a novice when it comes to church life, the Bible, preaching, praying, or anything else that goes along with the Christian

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Identity, Authority & Motives (part 3)

We all do what we do for a reason.  We may not know what that reason is but there is always a reason why.  Dr. Phil McGraw has ten life laws that he teaches. One of those laws is People Do What Works.  His statement is that people do what they do because there is

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The Ice Cube Principle

All of us have potential.  At times I will examine myself to make sure that I am living up to my fullest potential.  Many times I come to the realization that I am not.  My main reason is simple:  laziness.  To operate at my fullest potential requires effort and hard work.  Sometimes I just settle

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