Choosing Your Destiny

How to Not Lose Heart in Difficult Times

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that areRead moreRead more

In God We Trust…A Devotion for Veterans Day

At least one Internet site lists the names of each of the more than 3,400 individuals who have received our nation’s highest military award—the Congressional Medal of Honor. The site also includes the citations detailing what each hero did to earn this Medal. The citations cannot help but humble and inspire us. Let me shareRead moreRead more

15 Tips for a Deep and Effective Prayer Life

The following tips and quotes on praying effectively come from a new volume called Encouraged to Pray: Classic Spurgeon Sermons on Prayer. 1. Be specific in your asking. “To make prayer of any value, there should be definite objects for which to plead. My brethren, we often ramble in our prayers after this, that, andRead moreRead more

What comes to mind when you think of Easter?

What comes to mind when you think of Easter? Whatever images pop into your head, the truth is that Easter is so much greater than we can comprehend. It’s a story of victory and redemption. It’s the day we celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead. But what does that have to do with you?Read moreRead more

How We Can Love Like Jesus

When a lawyer asked Jesus which commandment was the greatest, He said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all you heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind,” and “the second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself’” (Matthew 22:37, 39). What an overwhelming assignment! In ourRead moreRead more

Four Basic Habits For The Christian Life

Habit #1: Reading the Bible The Bible is inspired by God and authoritative for our lives. But we need to understand the Bible for ourselves, so that requires the basic habit of Bible study and reading. Habit #2: Praying The Christian life is more than a religion, it is a relationship with a personal God.Read moreRead more

Are You Living Daily For Christ By…

 Having authentic friends for engaging in faith conversations in a manner that brings a sense of joy. Identifying, repenting of, and eliminating sins that separates you from God. Being a role model for Christ. Forgiving those who have hurt or harmed you. Serving with joy by identifying and utilizing the special areas of giftedness providedRead moreRead more

Your Life

What do people need? We live in a broken generation. Billy Graham has said that people attend his crusades for one or more of four unmet needs: loneliness, emptiness, guilt, and a fear of death. People are hurting, and they need a message from God. People need healing, encouragement, hope, salvation, and truth. They needRead moreRead more

Two Roads

Life’s Two Roads There are two life roads everyone has to choose from—a narrow road or a broad road. Matthew 7:13-14.  A brief description of these roads is shown below:   The narrow road leads to Heaven. People get on the narrow road as a result of establishing an authentic relationship with Christ and committingRead moreRead more