Encouragement

Best Books

February 17, 2016

The Bible Tells Me So…Why Defending Scripture Had Made Us Unable to Read It This month’s recommendation is for those who are brave. If you are afraid to read anything which may call into question your established beliefs about the Bible, or if you’re of the opinion that all Christians must share the same perspective …

The Sixty Minute Sermon Called Hebrews

February 4, 2016

Before Hebrews was a letter it was a sermon. These early believers, probably living in Rome, grasped this well-crafted sixty minute sermon. Now it’s our turn to get the message! The finality of Christ’s revelation, the efficacy of his atoning sacrifice, and the everlasting encouragement of his faithfulness, energizes the sermon’s spiraling intensity of exposition …

4 Steps to Being a Winner in 2016

December 25, 2015

As we move into 2016, ask yourself, “Where is my treasure?” In Matthew 6:21-23, Jesus Christ makes the statement, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes …

Finding Significance in 2016

December 25, 2015

How can I make the most of 2016? This is a question many of us ask ourselves. One place we are given help on this subject is Psalm 90. See the Significance of Each Day. The psalm begins with a reflection on how short life really is. The initial reflection can be summed up as, …

Birmingham Based Foundation Leads Charge in Helping Syrian Refugees

December 25, 2015

“Because of the increase in the number of refugees from Syria [to Jordan], we are seeing many families who are not being taken care of and have nowhere to turn,” says Ruba Abbassi, founder and director of Arab Woman Today (AWT). “They need food, blankets and basic necessities.” Birmingham based Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) Foundation …

The God Spot

December 25, 2015

Within each of us there is a God-shaped vacuum that only God can fill. I call it our God Spot Without God, there is a void in our life, something missing! It’s like an unmet need that continues to gnaw at you. Until the need is met, you are operating from a deficit. Theologian St. …

Why Christmas Needs Advent

November 25, 2015

Some of the common ways people describe the Christmas season are: Busy, Hectic, Stressful, even Chaotic. We hustle through the season shopping for gifts, looking for deals, going from one Christmas party to the next, not to mention the family dinners and get-togethers. Before we know it, New Year’s Day has come and gone and we …

Is Thanksgiving Still Legal?

October 25, 2015

“Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” — Henri Frederic Amiel Is Thanksgiving still legal in our country? I know this may seem like a ridiculous question, but I assure you it’s not. I remember as young child, being …

God Loves You!

October 25, 2015

Have you paused recently to consider, appreciate and be reminded that almighty God, the creator of the universe and the source of all that is good, loves you? John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world…” and that includes you and me! He loves us so much that He gave His Son, Jesus Christ …

Experience God’s Provision: Watch Him Work!

October 25, 2015

There is a phrase I heard a few weeks ago that resonated within my heart: “Provision Follows Obedience.” To be honest, I don’t remember who said it or where the words originated, but the phrase itself has stuck with me. Take a moment, and let those three words sink into your heart and mind. Provision…Follows…Obedience. If …

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