Every day should be a day of thanks giving! Regardless of your circumstances, we all share a common bond of needing to give thanks. Jesus Christ walked among us to show us the way to eternity with God. He saved each one of us personally by cleaning the slate on our sins—past, present, and future. Every day when we fall or jump out of bed we should be on our knees giving thanks to God! Continue reading
Imagine trying to help someone and that person spits on you, hurls rocks at you, and tries to throw you off a cliff, never mind calls you names. Well, that’s exactly what happened to Jesus. He came to save each one of us individually and we nailed him to a cross. That’s not just game for hurt feelings; that’s simply a whole lot of hurt. So, the next time someone “hurts” your feelings, talk to Jesus. And, yes, I mean literally talk to Jesus. Continue reading
I took some time off last week from work and, as it turned out, from God. I didn’t start out planning a vacation from God; in fact, I was planning just the opposite. I thought that with some time away from the pressures of work I could actually spent more time with God. The opposite actually happened—I left God at home for some reason. It was like I was trying to get away from everything, except for my wife who was physically with me. So, when I got back home God greeted me with his thoughts starting with a scripture verse that screamed at me. Continue reading
God demonstrated his unconditional love for us in the most extreme way possible—God gave us his only Son. Jesus’ life showed us how to live our lives. His death liberated us from our sins.
God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
When you get mad at someone today, or simply are gruff and don’t smile, think about God’s one simple command to us: LOVE! And think about how God backed that talk with action. Jesus is the proof. Before he left us he passed on that command.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12
Very simple but key thoughts for today and everyday.
LOVE! It’s a Real Secret to Life!
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Romans 13:1
In the United States, all those who have gone before us worked hard and gave their lives to keep our country free and safe. That includes the gift, and responsibility, of voting. You may not like the way this country is being run, but not voting is not a solution.
Get off the couch and do what so many in the world only wish they could do—VOTE!!!
I hope you have because I think we all need at least one secret to life. I have found 7 Real Secrets to Life: LISTEN, READ, LOVE, FIGHT, BELIEVE, LIVE & PRAY. They all center on God and help me keep centered on God. They are very simple because God means life to be so very simple. The problem is that we can’t help but complicate life. I struggled with life for so many years until I found these 7 simple Secrets to Life. I still struggle on occasion because life has its unexpected twists and turns. However, these 7 Secrets to Life help keep me focused on the straight, simpler path of life. If you don’t have at least one secret to life, I hope these will help. Continue reading