Our Job is to Love One Another

In John 15:34, Jesus gives a commandment making it our job to love one another. Love’s Job Description from 1 Corinthians 13 As with any job comes a job description....

Do You See God’s Glory in the Mirror

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see God’s glory? 2 Corinthians says: And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the...

It Should Be a Rule to Get a Standing Ovation

There’s a beautiful quote from the movie Wonder: “I think it should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their...

How to Be More Effective in Prayer

I believe that all prayers are answered. They may not be answered in the way that we were expecting. I also believe that we can make prayer more effective. Prayer...

Why You Need to Recognize the Enemy of Distraction

Solomon recognized the enemy of distraction when he instructed in Proverbs 4:25: Let your eyes look directly forward and your gaze be straight before you. In the following two verses,...

What Star Do You Follow?

They set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising until it stopped over the place where the child was. Matthew 2:9...

7 Tips to Prepare the Way for Joy

“See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make...

What Season Are You In

The Ecclesiastes author says, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV) What season are you in? This is...

What Does the Golden Rule Not Mean

Have you ever thought what The Golden Rule does not mean? If you haven’t, you can not only be robbing yourself of joy, but festering bitterness. You were probably taught...

How Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop Steals Your Joy

There are lots of things to steal your joy, and waiting for the other shoe to drop is a big one. Last week I was feeling a little under the...