What's Love Got to Do With It?

And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. ~ Deuteronomy 6:5 (NLT) If you were to ask most Christians what the two greatest commandments are, perhaps most would be able to repeat a form of, “Love God with all your heart and love your... Continue Reading →

Do Good

Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. ~ Romans 12:21 (NLT) I was scrolling through the channel guide on my TV the other night and saw a familiar movie. It’s one I’ve seen several times, but can only stomach watching it maybe every 5-10 years. It’s called Schindler’s List. If you’ve... Continue Reading →

Rise Above

Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. ~ Romans 12:18 (NLT) Prior to changing careers to ministry, I worked in the corporate world as a manager. I liked a lot of the aspects to that job. I got to work with some incredible people. I got to cast the vision of... Continue Reading →


When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. ~ Isaiah 43:2 (NLT) During my college years, I used to earn some cash each summer by lifeguarding at a local swimming pool in Fresno, California. I can tell you that lifeguarding at... Continue Reading →

Idle Talk

And I tell you this, you must give an account on judgment day for every idle word you speak. ~ Matthew 12:36 (NLT) As we discussed in our devotional a few days ago, the perception of the outside world when it comes to the majority of Christians is that they are all talk, but rarely... Continue Reading →

Peaceful Chaos

The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace. ~ Psalm 29:11 (NLT) Growing up, I must have heard it a thousand different times from Sabbath School teachers and classroom teachers. It went something like this: “If you’re a Christian, everything will go smoothly in life.” OK, maybe it wasn’t said exactly... Continue Reading →

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