“Happy New Year!” It’s the refrain repeated across social media, among friends and family, and even offered to total strangers as one year rolls into the next. We long to be happy and live in a happy world. We wish it for ourselves and for those we love. A new year feels like a new … Continue reading Will It Be A Happy New Year?
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has … Continue reading Quick To Listen And Quick To Obey: James 1:19-27
And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives … Continue reading God Never Tempts Us To Do Wrong…That’s On Us: James 1:13-15
Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In … Continue reading Christians, Do Not Boast In Fading Things, Boast in God Alone: James 1:9-11
The Christmas holiday is full of fun family traditions: putting up the Christmas tree, listening to our favorite Christmas music, baking treats for neighbors, and purchasing presents for friends and loved ones. I have a few nativities I set out. The nativities are my favorite Christmas decorations because they represent the true meaning of Christmas. … Continue reading Jesus Came At Christmas With An Easter Purpose