Prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah wasn’t very popular. God sent Judah good prophets to warn them about the consequences of their idolatry and immorality. Instead, they listened to soothing false prophets who criticized Jeremiah. Even though Judah had already witnessed God sending Israel into captivity because they would not repent, Judah refused to repent. Pastors always have this challenge …

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Burden Bearer

David writes, “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” Psalm 68:19. The word “daily” stands out to me. Our minds go instantly to Matthew 11:28 where Jesus invites all who are weary and burdened to come and receive rest from Him. I am reminded of the old hymn …

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Spraying Dandelions

This does not seem like the time of year to spray for dandelions. You do not see them now! But September is the best time to spray for dandelions. This is when dandelions are moving carbohydrates down into the roots for winter. So they also take weed killer down into the deep roots. The best …

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Remembering 9/11

It’s not often you can remember exactly where you were and what you were doing 19 years ago to the day. I was administrating a Christian academy. I got an urgent call alerting me to get a TV on. School came to a halt as teachers and students gathered around and watched the evil attack …

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Running Uphill

Self-control is the ability to control one’s emotions and behaviors in difficult circumstances. John Maxwell says self-discipline enables one to go uphill. Temptation is always a test of our self-control and self-discipline. Things that don’t usually present strong temptation, will often be more of a temptation in difficult circumstances or when we are running uphill. …

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