Daily Devotional: Do Not Be Anxious But Rejoice In The Lord

The book of Philippians was written by the Apostle Paul while he was first imprisoned in Rome around 61 A.D. The clear theme of his letter focused on encouraging believers to rejoice in the Lord. Ironically, here is Paul in prison, being persecuted for his faith---while exhorting believers to rejoice in the Lord. He exemplifies... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Freedom In Christ

When you trust in GodDespite your circumstancesYou will find freedom. We live in a broken world. It is difficult to trust in God during suffering and hardship. However, despite your circumstances, when you trust in God, you will find freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 states: "Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of... Continue Reading →

Haiku Poem: Abide In Jesus

Jesus is the vine.Believers are the branches.Abide in His Love. The Bible declares in John 15 that Jesus is the vine and his believers are the branches. When the church---followers of Jesus, abide in Christ, they will produce fruit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control. If... Continue Reading →

Psalm 121: Praying Through The Psalms

"I lift up my eyes to the mountains---where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth (Ps. 121:1-2)." Heavenly Father, the mountains speak of your majesty. All of creation points to you as the King and Redeemer of our souls. When we lift our eyes up... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Don’t We All Struggle With Hypocrisy?

"You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." -Matthew 7:5 The other day, my son wanted to buy a game card on Nintendo Switch for a car racing game. I told him that it was a waste of... Continue Reading →

Praying Through Psalm 119

Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible. The Lord has devoted 176 verses from Scripture to uplift His laws, decrees, and righteous commandments. We live in a world today where God's precepts are not taken seriously, even in the Judeo-Christian community. May this chapter be a staunch reminder that God desires that we... Continue Reading →

Do Not Build A Modern Church Without The Foundation of The Gospel Set In Stone

The modern church today does their best to be relevant to non-churchy people. I can understand this strategy, considering Scripture teaches us to become all things to all people for the sake of the gospel (1 Cor. 9:23). We should overcome our traditions and idiosyncrasies in order to meet the culture where they are and... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Blessed Are The Peacemakers

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." -Matthew 5:9 Throughout history, human civilization has been in numerous wars. From the Trojan War (1300 BC), The Punic Wars (200 BC), The Crusades (1095-1291), World War I (1914-18), World War II (1939-45), Vietnam War (1954-1975), to the Iraq War (2003-11), and current... Continue Reading →

Poem: Dear Embittered Soul

The embittered soul Cast it's shadow on The world stage at dawn Draining what was full. Emotions within Snatched away all hope. Lost power to cope Ushering in sin. Can the birds still sing? Will the sun still shine? Is everything fine? Soul, did you lose your wings? Forgive, and you will fly. Love, and... Continue Reading →

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