Reality Check

“Lower your expectations of earth. This isn’t heaven, so don’t expect it to be.” – Max Lucado. For some unexplainable reason, getting a driver’s license or passport photo is one of life’s traumatic experiences; one that stays vivid in the psyche long after the photo was taken. You know the drill. You stand in front…

The Gift Of Discernment

“And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,” – Philippians 1:9-10 (ESV).    Discernment is a word that is not used very often these days. But that does not mean it…

The Power Of Forgiveness

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven.” –  Luke 6:37. “I want to forgive him, but I just can’t get there. What he did to me is inexcusable and unforgivable. You would agree with…

The Power of Prayer

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.” – 1 Timothy 2:1.  How important is prayer?  The Bible would seem to indicate that it is very important. Take the early church: Acts 2: 42 says, “All the believers…