In the spring of the following year, at the time when wars begin, David sent Joab and the Israeli army to destroy the Ammonites. They began by laying siege to the city of Rabbah. But David stayed in Jerusalem. One night he couldn’t get to sleep and went for a stroll on the roof of the palace. … Continue reading David’s Big Mistake…Our Big Mistake too
Just thinking on a Sunday night, it's what I do and I would say you probably are too. Maybe your mind is dwelling on the week ahead; work tasks, appointments, home projects, long and short-term planning, family responsibilities, a few deadlines mixed in. Added to that are other pressures; health complications, family conflicts, deadlines you … Continue reading Obstacles Hope and our Deliverance
"Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." Lloyd Bentsen's insulting comment to Dan Quayle during a 1988 presidential debate. It stands as one of the best political zingers ever and I remember it very well. Have you ever been the … Continue reading Spiritual Zingers-Driving Wedges vs. Building Bridges
We have a sign on the wall in our home that reads, Find the Good. My wife purchased it and we hung it in a prominent place as a reminder these days! It is important to stay positive and hopeful even when your situation and surroundings may not illicit this type of outlook. While … Continue reading How Good God Is!
Recently, I was asked to do some worship planning for the church in which I serve. The subject and heart of the pastor was communicated to me, and I began to consider what songs would be not only appropriate, but anointed by God and serve to reinforce the message. As I prepared, a scripture was shared … Continue reading Create In Me
We all make sure our instruments are perfectly tuned before we play. We warm up our voices before we sing, and practice all the time, but there is no part of our praise and worship before Him that takes a more primary role than the purpose and motives of our hearts. You may have expended … Continue reading Is Your Heart In Tune?