He Wholeheartedly Followed God

…For my part, I wholeheartedly followed the LORD my God. So that day Moses solemnly promised me, ‘The land of Canaan on which you were just walking will be your grant of land and that of your descendants forever, because you wholeheartedly followed the LORD my God.’ (Joshua 14: 8b-9, NLT) Nearly all of theContinue reading “He Wholeheartedly Followed God”

Ambassadors

So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back toGod!” (2 Corinthians 5:20, NLT) I looked up the definition of the word ambassador and found it to mean “an authorized messenger, representative or advocate who represents someone else’s policy or purpose”.  After readingContinue reading “Ambassadors”

The Anatomy of an Argument

Be joyful… Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you (2 Corinthians 13:11, NLT). The words to one of my favorite hymns say this: Peace, peace. Wonderful peace. flowing down from the Father above. Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray in fathomless billowsContinue reading “The Anatomy of an Argument”

Is Your Marriage a God-Free Zone?

Is there any place I can go to avoid your Spirit?  to be out of your sight?If I climb to the sky, you’re there. If I go underground, you’re there!If I flew on morning’s wings  to the far western horizon,You’d find me in a minute—  you’re already there waiting! (Ps.139:7-10, Message) Several years ago, we tookContinue reading “Is Your Marriage a God-Free Zone?”

Love’s Boundaries

If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—John 14:15-16 (NKJV) As I observe people in their everyday lives and, more specifically, in their marriage relations, I was reminded of Jesus’ directive quoted above regarding our love for Him. We areContinue reading “Love’s Boundaries”