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Childlike Wonder

It’s Christmas season (my tree is already up and the candles are in the windows), and the  world expresses its readiness to capture a childlike sense of wonder. I recently heard a researcher express in a television interview that playing Christmas music at any time of year is actually beneficial because it connects you to […]

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Pursuit of Wealth

Wealth makes things happen in the worldly systems; faith is the economy of the kingdom of God. Wealth equates with power in the world; poverty of spirit leads to eternal riches and prominence in the kingdom of heaven. Wealth is security for those who pledge, “In money I trust.” Jesus is complete assurance for the believer […]

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100-Day Identity Makeover: Day 27

Day 27 You Are an Heir of God (Romans 8:17) Do some internet searching on heir apparent and you discover young men and women working in mega corporations like Ralph Lauren and Trump Real Estate. One day, the company will be all theirs, and it’s not because they built it from the ground up-  it […]

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This Is the Hour to Pray

The warning Peter wrote to “all who are in Christ,” the “strangers in this world,” is a necessary reminder today. As we watch the stock market falter and hear the call to diversify one’s portfolio to include silver and gold, the wisdom of heaven has this to say: Your FAITH is of greater worth than […]

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You ARE Rich!

Yesterday I posted about a recent installment in the Tips for Jesus movement. A fifty-dollar restaurant bill merited one fortunate worker a $2000 tip! You can read the post and get the link to the article and Instagram page here. Many would say, “I’m not that rich; I couldn’t ever tip someone so lavishly as […]

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when you desperately want something more in life

Don’t work yourself sick trying to get _____ (Fill in the blank: love, wealth, recognition, approval, etc.). Look to Jesus as your source. He wants to bless you, but you need to go to Him for fulfillment. Typically, a person striving to attain his ideal life will take pride in any accomplishments that come and […]

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when you are the one offended

This seemingly insignificant detail is on the fringes of the well-known story of a wee little man. We don’t normally focus on those who had been cheated by Zacchaeus’ shady practices as a tax collector. No, it seems that his new-found relationship with Christ is front and center in the dramatic telling of a small […]

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