Verse Of The Day: Ecclesiastes 7:10

"There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins." Ecclesiastes 7:10 This verse from Scripture is both good and bad. The bad news is all of us have sinned. This is bad news because we have all sinned against a Holy God who deserves to be respected and... Continue Reading →

Psalm 91: Praying Through The Psalms

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty (Ps. 91:1). O God, we live in a frightful, broken world. The COVID-19 pandemic, political unrest, and violence on the streets have caused chaos, bitterness, and fear in our hearts. Lord, but I know that when we dwell... Continue Reading →

Haiku: Two Choices

You have two choices.Honor the Lord with your lifeOr live for yourself. We all have free will. God has given us the freedom to serve or reject Him. God will not coerce a free moral being to worship Him. Therefore, you have the choice to either worship God or your own image. Everyday we wake... Continue Reading →

Haiku: Your Smile

The brilliant sun shinesBut not as brightly as yourWonderful smile. You are created in the image of God. Though the sun may shine a brilliant light, there is nothing greater to the Lord when He sees us smile. I truly believe that. He created the stars, planets, galaxies, giraffes, trees, birds, whales and more, but... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: The Lord Is My Shepherd And King

"The Lord is my shepherd. I lack nothing." -Psalm 23:1 (NIV) This chapter encompasses the importance of having a relationship with God. He is our shepherd. He protects us in a world full of sin and chaos. When we have God, there is nothing we lack. Have you seen the bumper sticker Jesus + nothing... Continue Reading →

Poem: Dreams In Nature

Dreams drip from the weary eye Asking a million questions why Promises burned into ashes On a snowy wintry night? Dreams shrivel from the flower Asking a million questions an hour Why did the sun forget to shine On a dark and dreary summer day? Dreams hibernate underground Still asking questions until I found A... Continue Reading →

Haiku: Stormy Waves

The sea grinds its teeth.The wind roars above the crest.Waves come crashing in. Have you ever been to the beach and noticed when a storm is about to begin? The sea becomes more intense as if it's grinding teeth. The wind picks up and the waves get larger. Soon, waves start crashing in. Life is... Continue Reading →

Poem: God Of Refuge

When shadows darken the soul And hope hides behind the horizon I run to the God of peace And my worries cease. When winter fails to bring spring. And dreams are lost at sea I cry out to the God of mercy My parched lips no longer thirsty. When flowers dry out in the heat... Continue Reading →

Haiku: Sea of Faces

A sea of faces.Aspiring to be someoneIn the big city. Big cities are places of opportunity. Many people go there in order to fulfill their greatest dreams and aspirations. In the sea of faces, in the busyness of it all, they are trying to be someone. The world has a desire to show their talents... Continue Reading →

How Do You Preach And Craft An Effective Sermon?

You may think preaching is a natural gift, but really it's an acquired skill. You might believe God hasn't given you the gift of preaching, but I assure you this is not the case. Moses said the same thing to Yahweh when He spoke from the burning bush: I am not a great speaker, Moses... Continue Reading →

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