Daily Devotional: Being Plugged Into God’s Energy Makes Us Fully Charged Christians

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things." -Philippians 4:8 Last week, I was picking up my two sons from the bus stop. As I was waiting in the car, one of my neighborhood friends... Continue Reading →

The 4 Major Themes of Atonement: Reconciling, Pardoning, Appeasing, and Purging

This article will discuss the four major themes of atonement: reconciling, pardoning, appeasing, and purging. To reconcile is to be brought back into fellowship from a previously fractured relationship. To pardon is the action of forgiving or being forgiven for an error or offense by a higher authority. To appease is to pacify the anger... Continue Reading →

Prayer, Planted, and Prepared Leads To Victory In The Christian Life

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms (Ephesians 6:12). The Apostle Paul makes it clear in his epistle to the Church at Ephesus that our struggle is not against flesh and... Continue Reading →

Psalm 128: Praying Through The Psalms

Blessed is everyone who fears Yahweh, who walks in his ways. For you will eat the labor of your hands. You will be happy, and it will be well with you (Ps. 128:1-2). O Lord, it is good to fear your holy name. Fear of you is the beginning of wisdom. Blessed is the person... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Be Imitators of God from Ephesians 5:1

"Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children (Eph. 5:1)." Last week, I asked my 5 month old son, "Can you say Momma?" His eyes got really big, his eyebrows tilted inwardly while analyzing my voice, and his lips began moving in the same direction as mine to imitate what... Continue Reading →

Is It too Good To Be True? Laughing At The Promises Of God

Yahweh said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Will I really bear a child when I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for Yahweh? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes around, and Sarah will have a son (Gen. 18:13-14). You have heard the saying, "If it sounds too... Continue Reading →

The Greatest Command In Scripture Is Simple: To Love God and Love Others

Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest... Continue Reading →

Resist The Devil, The Pleasures of This World, and Trust in God’s Grace

"Be subject therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7)." The world faces us with many temptations. Lust, greed, envy, and pride are prevalent in social media, newspapers, advertisements, and even digested in our sphere of influence. We are only a click, drive, or phone call away from being... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: What Does It Mean To Worship?

"Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care (Ps. 95:6-7, NIV)." Worship is a common act by both religious and non-religious people from around the world. In traditional terms, it means to... Continue Reading →

Poem: I Was Once Told

I was once told To give up. But I kept trying. I was once told To erase my dreams But I kept dreaming. I was once told To take a break. But I kept moving. I was once told To sit on the sidelines But I kept in the game. I was once told I... Continue Reading →

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