Nov 28, 2019
How many times do you say thank you a day? Alot right? At least we are supposed to.
But the United States didn't make the top ten list of the friendliest, or most polite, places to visit. Michigan shares a border with a country supposedly legendary for their politeness. Michiganders have always raised our skeptic snow covered brows at that one. We are nice too...aren't we? Turns out, Canada made the list and Michigan didn't.
Praise. God calls it a sacrifice. Psalm 50:14 says, “Offer to God thanksgiving; and pay your vows to the Most High.” Because sometimes life sends us down a long road. Reasons vary. Peter and Silas went down one of those roads. They were paying, but in a different way. Because they had freed a young girl, they were caught, gripped by sturdy, violent hands. They were accused, stripped, whipped without a legal limit and beaten. To make sure they could do no more magic, they were dragged into the …
Jul 14, 2018
One thing the Bible teaches us is that God wants to meet with us. In the Garden of Eden, heaven and earth became one as God walked with Adam. The Onkelos Targum translates the Genesis 3:8 passage as Adam heard “the voice of the Word of the Lord God walking.” John says, “In the beginning was the Word.” He goes on to say the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John1:1,14) John is telling us that the Word is God and Jesus is God. When God gave Moses instructions for the tabernacle, it was to be…
Apr 25, 2017
Since 1952 Norman Vincent Peale's book, The Power of Positive Thinking, has been a best seller. Today, there are more than five million copies in print. The book's popularity proves that living a successful, happy life has never gone out of style. Whatever our lot in life, stay at home parent, working parent, artist, professional or novice, we all endeavor to be successful. And as Peale and others have pointed out, a positive attitude is a necessary ingredient for success. Jesus taught that an…