Simeon’s Faith


Not unlike today, if you were to ask people some 2,000 years ago who Jesus is and what He came to do, you would get a variety of answers. Many answers would be versions of a "lesser than" Jesus -- a rabbi and great prophet, or a political Messiah who will free Israel from the

Simeon’s Faith2019-09-12T18:26:54-05:00

Mary’s Song


When Jesus' original disciples first encountered Him, in their minds they each had different versions Who Jesus was. For a period, they followed a "lesser than" Jesus. In time, they grasped the reality of Who Jesus really was and what He had come to accomplish. Jesus was God Himself, born into the world, and

Mary’s Song2019-09-12T18:27:39-05:00

Balance Through Simplifying


Dr. Richard Swenson, a medical doctor, has over the years seen a lot of patients suffering the consequences of having little or no margin in life. He wrote the following: “If overload is sabotaging our equilibrium, simplicity can help. If we find ourselves being detailed to death, simplicity can restore life. If we find ourselves

Balance Through Simplifying2019-09-12T18:29:09-05:00

Margin With Your Finances


According to all sorts of studies, the average American home has little or no financial margin. For example, 78% of our culture lives from pay check to pay check --- no margin. 7 out of 10 homes do not budget consistently, so there is no real effort to establish financial margin. 66% of the families

Margin With Your Finances2019-09-12T18:30:08-05:00

Margin with Your Time


Americans are among some of the most anxious people on earth, according to the New York Times. One study found that Americans were significantly more anxious than residents of nations like Nigeria, Lebanon and Ukraine. We spend billions of dollars every year on anti-anxiety medications and additional millions to fund research into the causes and

Margin with Your Time2019-09-12T18:35:15-05:00

What is God Like?


It is an intellectual stretch to conclude that life, that creation, just came into existence without the hand of a Creator behind it. So if there is a God, a Creator of all life, what is God like? Some have concluded that God is a rule maker, and when you don't follow the rules, He

What is God Like?2019-09-12T18:37:56-05:00

The Value of Discernment


For 35 years, the Motion Picture Production Code served as a moral guideline for American filmmakers (according to writer, Cal Thomas). The code, which the filmmakers were required to adhere, included this paragraph: “No picture shall be produced which will lower the moral standards of those who see it. Hence the sympathy of the audience

The Value of Discernment2019-09-12T18:42:42-05:00

The Problem With Self-Righteousness


"Those who know their unworthiness seize grace as a hungry man seizes bread; the self-righteous resent grace.” -- Randy Alcorn, Edge of Eternity In Deuteronomy chapter 9, Moses is preparing a new generation to enter into and conquer the Promised Land. While through God’s grace they will experience victory, Moses knows that they will also

The Problem With Self-Righteousness2019-09-12T18:43:32-05:00

The Value of Being Humbled


Music is an important part of most of our lives. An interesting study recently found that the characteristic of self-promotion is far more prominent in pop music today than it was in the last quarter-century. The authors of the study noted that the level of self-promotion and out right bragging in 1990 was basically confined

The Value of Being Humbled2019-09-12T18:45:56-05:00
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