R.A. Torrey: Just Pray

Born in North Carolina, R.A. Torrey was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer. He helped establish Biola University and promoted that Christians should live a “higher life” by continually acting in a holy manner. Above all, he told his fellow Christians to pray. Here are are my top 10 quotes from R.A. Torrey: “The…

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…

Music Review- Rachel Platten’s Better Place

Joining Fight Song and Stand By You from the Rachel Platten album Wildfire, Better Place is a charming soft rock/pop song that is touching and enduring.  Better Place talks about falling in love with the person who makes things better. While it does not have the inspiring dynamic of the previously mentioned songs, it has beautiful…

Music Review- Rachel Platten’s Fight Song

I know that I have review a Piano Guys cover of this song, but that is okay. Fight Song is one that will be remembered for a long time.  This is an encouraging and uplifting song by singer and songwriter Rachel Platten. Her powerful voice mixes incredibly well with the amazing music that accompanies her. The…

Be Proud

There two types of pride. One is describe as, “a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority.” This is the type of pride that the wise King Solomon warned us about when he wrote, “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before the fall.” Yes, this sort of arrogant…

Practice of Painting

I love to paint! It’s one of the most fun and amazing things to do! I love to be inspired and just to go after it. I’m always stunned at how some folks limit themselves to one talent they have. I like to explore and try out new creative things. Truth is, I’m not a…

Jesus Still Does Miracles- A Devotional

Earlier this month, some dear friends of mine brought their baby to church on a Wednesday night. They asked for prayer for him because the doctors had examined him and found a tumor on his hip. They made an appointment to bring the baby back because the doctor told my friends that the tumor might…

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…