Category Archives: The Christian Life

You Smell Like Coffee!

“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.”  Acts 4:13 On my birthday, I wanted a chance to be able to get out of the house and do some planning, but we had […]

I’m not adequate!

“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “’Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.’ “Then said I: ‘Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.’ “But the Lord said to […]

Book Review: The Grace Effect

  The Grace Effect, How the Power of One Life Can Reverse the Corruption of Unbelief by Larry Alex Taunton was not at all what I was expecting.  Frankly, I was expecting a somewhat dry theology book, but that is not the case at all!  This is a combination biography of a child’s adoption from the […]

Obstacles Welcome

(See all Leadership Books)  Obstacles Welcome: How to Turn Adversity into Advantage in Business and in Life is a book that challenged me to not get so easily derailed.  Ralph de la Vega was separated without warning from his family in Cuba at the age of 10 to start a new life in the United […]

Chosen in Him, accepted in the Beloved.

  “According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, To the praise of the glory of […]

He Is My Strength!

“In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.”  Psalm 138:3 (KJV) “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom […]

Giving Thanks

“In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:18 Sometimes, the hardest thing in the world can be to be thankful for something.  It’s easy to be thankful for the blessings we receive.  It’s easy to be thankful for sunshine and good health.  It’s easy […]

Unqualified

“Why are you cast down, O my soul?   And why are you disquieted within me?   Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.”  Psalm 42:5 I have not felt qualified to post anything for the last several days.   Who am I to think that I […]

He Never Forgets

“Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let such as love Your salvation say continually, ‘The LORD be magnified!’   But I am poor and needy; yet the LORD thinks upon me.”  Psalm 40:16-17 The Lord has made Himself real to me time after time.  He has made me feel […]