How Will You Respond?
September 25th, 2020
Some folks will study the story of Esther, or listen to a series of sermons on bravery, and catch hold of this truth: living courageously doesn’t depend on us; it depends on Him. Perhaps for the first...
The Formula For Bravery
September 24th, 2020
How do you know what to do when life calls for a courageous decision? Wouldn’t it be great if there were a formula for bravery, a formula for making courageous decisions? A formula where you could pl...
That All Might Know
September 23rd, 2020
Although the content of Mordecai’s decree is important, let’s not miss the lessons to be learned from the manner in which Mordecai prepared and distributed his decree. Let’s look at two of those lesso...
A New Decree
September 22nd, 2020
The first decree, crafted by Haman and sealed with the king’s ring, carried the authority of the king and could not be revoked or altered. The only way to protect the Jews from the evil that Haman had...
Finish The Play
September 21st, 2020
Football is the sport of choice in our family. We’ve spent many evenings at football practice, scrimmages, and games over the last decade. One of the most often repeated instructions I’ve heard coache...
Do Not Be Anxious
September 19th, 2020
For many years, on the first day of school I would read a passage of Scripture that began with the words, “Do not be anxious.” This message is found in two of the gospels (Matthew 6:25-34 and Luke 12:...
in God\'s Tender Care
September 18th, 2020
What do Superman, Moses, Jesus, Batman and Esther have in common? They were all either orphaned or adopted! Pharaoh’s daughter adopted Moses, Joseph adopted Jesus, and Mordecai adopted Esther.Adopti...
The Last Chapter
September 17th, 2020
I made a mistake the other night. Midway through the second book in a trilogy, I read the last chapter. The cliffhanger from the first book was great, and I was simply curious. Big mistake. The cliffh...
Waiting On The Lord
September 16th, 2020
No doubt Esther was scared to approach the king with her request. Her life was in his hands. Perhaps she simultaneously wanted to put it off and couldn’t wait for it to be over.Therefore, it is slight...
Best Seat In The House
September 15th, 2020
When my daughter was performing in dance recitals, I was always sure to log in the minute tickets were available online. I had to because all the best seats were taken within two minutes. Everyone wan...
September 14th, 2020
One of the best-known rules of nature is that you don’t mess with a mama bear’s cubs, a goose’s goslings, or a mama’s kids. You don’t want to face a mama’s wrath. This wrath can extend to everyone in ...
Ambassador for Christ
September 12th, 2020
In a time when so much of our culture and our news reporting choose to display hate-faces instead of hope-faces, hate-filled words instead of words of love and kindness, I want you to do something dif...
Father Knows Best
September 11th, 2020
This week we’re talking about where we get our strength.The delightful family moment played out in front of me just as I turned a corner while walking in my neighborhood. A little boy, maybe five year...
September 10th, 2020
This week we’re talking about where we get our strength.There are many, many sources of strength in the world of super-heroes. Superman just naturally has super-human strength (it’s right there in his...
September 9th, 2020
This week we’re talking about where we get our strength.We stared at each other, steadfast and unmoving, like opponents in an old Western movie. What lay between was not ten paces, but a single Lego b...
September 8th, 2020
This week we’re talking about where we get our strength.Do you know that dream where somebody, or something, is chasing you and no matter how hard you try you cannot get away? Usually in my versions o...
The Cheese Stands Alone
September 7th, 2020
This week we’re talking about where we get our strength.The cheese stands aloneThe cheese stands aloneHi-ho, the derry-oThe cheese stands aloneThese lyrics come from the children’s nursery rhyme, “The...
Open Our Eyes
September 5th, 2020
I got the call one Friday night. My young friend asked if I would pray with her. She had just moved into a new house. She explained that she hadn’t been sleeping well. She heard all the new sounds and...
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