Every Good Gift

Every Good Gift

As the Christmas season has come to an end I find today’s passage particularly timely. The Christmas decorations have been taken down and the gifts put away. The New Year has made its entrance and with it, our New Year’s resolutions. Many of our New Year’s plans...
Where Does Your Joy Come From?

Where Does Your Joy Come From?

No matter how strong we think our faith is, we all struggle with believing many of the things that Jesus tells us. One of these things has to do with the source of our joy. We think we have it all figured out – that we know how life works best. When it comes to...
To Live Is Christ

To Live Is Christ

It could sound to some like Paul is tired of this life and is looking forward to death. Life certainly wasn’t easy for him. He was persecuted, shipwrecked, beaten, at times poor, and was imprisoned. But Paul is not looking to escape this life. He is happy to live...
Don’t Be Influenced By Godlessness

Don’t Be Influenced By Godlessness

Have you ever noticed that people who start spending a lot of time together often begin to share the same sayings, mannerisms, and expressions? They will even start to laugh in a similar way. People have the ability to influence those around them, especially those...