When Kindness Does Not Disarm

James 1:2-4 – 2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. (HCSB) I once heard a story about a sales associate at a small corner shop.…

Back To The Bible

I was looking for a new book at my local bookstore, as rare as those are becoming, and I came across the section that had Bible. Wow, there are so many choices.  You want a King James Version Bible? How about New King James Version? NIV? ESV? HCSB? Philips? Man, it is not just the…

Christian Inspiration: Grace

I am going to start with the most well known Bible verse in the United States of America.  John 3:16- For God so loved the world that He gave His holy unique Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. This is a perfect example of grace. What is grace,…

The Word is our Sword by April Coon

The Word is Our Sword As Christians, reading and meditating on God’s Word is vital to our spiritual walk. The Bible is our road map to Godly living. It helps us find purpose and direction for our lives. Many people think that the Bible is just old manuscripts that is irrelevant today. They believe it’s…

Old Man & Misses Winter: A Devotional

There was this couple who I want to call Old Man Winter and Old Lady Winter for the sake of protecting the innocent.  While my family was pastoring in Arlington, Texas, there was this couple Mr. and Mrs. Winter. They were an older couple, but had only been married about a month when we met…

Birdhouse Man and His Wife- A Devotional

Let me tell you a story: As a pastor kid, sometimes I felt like I didn’t have any friends. I would have friends, but none that were super close that I could share things with. I mainly just had “hang out” friends. However, there was a man in our church who loved to build birdhouses…

Resurrection Sunday! Jesus is Alive!

John Chapter 20 (HCSB) 20 On the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark. She saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we…