First Born

“Consecrate to me all the firstborn. Whatever is the first to open the womb among the people of Israel, both of man and of beast, is mine.” ? Exodus 13:2. Exodus 13:12-14 says: “…All the firstborn of your animals that are males shall be the Lord’s. Every firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with…

First Things First

“In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.” – Proverbs 3:6 (TLB). I think most people accept the fact that are all kinds of things that contend for our attention and time; they include our spouse, children, job, interests and hobbies to name a few.…

A Marriage Made In Heaven

“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain Life as you no doubt have learned, is full of imperfect things and imperfect people. Wives are not perfect. Neither are husbands. We all have our imperfections. But in an unforgettable marriage, the husband and wife have learned…

Be Content

“…thus I have become in his eyes like one bringing contentment.” – Song of Solomon 8:10. There is a popular Bible story that I think illustrates contentment in a less than an ideal situation. It is the story of Leah. Her story starts in Genesis 29. Jacob’s uncle, Laban, had two daughters. Leah, the eldest, had eyes…

Hang In There

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” –  James 1:12. As a pastor, I often look at a person or couple and say, “hang in there!” Likewise, people tell me to…