Train Them Up Like Samuel

"Now the sons of Eli were corrupt; they did not know the Lord." 1 Samuel 2:12 NKJV Eli was the High Priest of Shiloh. He judged Israel for 40 years and trained Samuel, who'd take his place and become a prophet. It's safe to say Eli knew God and served Him faithfully. However, whenever I... Continue Reading →

Family Holds Your Hands Up

"As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses' arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Say That Anymore

"Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit - you choose." Proverbs 18:21 MSG Most people know this scripture in the King James or New King James translation. And, for the most part, we are very good at quoting it; "Death and Life are in the power of the tongue...." It's one of... Continue Reading →

Do You Know Jesus?

"Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them." 1 John 4:4-5(ESV) Our phone kept ringing with creditors waiting on the other... Continue Reading →

Like a Boss

"First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. She's skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking." Proverbs 31:15-19 MSG A few months back, I... Continue Reading →

Get What You Give

"Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full - pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." Luke 6:38 NLT Last week, I had a conversation with my middle son. Another... Continue Reading →

White As Spring Flowers

"Come now, let's settle this," says the Lord. "Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow...." Isaiah 1:18a (NKJV) A couple of weeks back, I thought winter would never leave our southern New Jersey residence. It was dreadfully cold and gloomy for so long. We even had a snow... Continue Reading →

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