New Beginnings

On December 31 at ten o’clock at night, numerous churches in the United States have a Watch Night service. It doesn’t end until after twelve o’clock when the new year arrives. The Watch Night service is associated with the freeing of slaves after the Emancipation Proclamation. Other church, however, simply call it the New Year’s …

Good Works

In Colossians 3:23-24, it says that “whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” We can be fooled into believing that once we get a job, we have to work hard …

My Weight Loss Journey

I remember vividly the day I decided to get back in peak, physical shape.  I was walking into a store one day and I remember on two separate occasions when a woman looked at me in disgust.  This was a shock to me, because all my life I’ve gotten compliments for the way I looked.  …

We Can’t Do It Alone

I believe that one of the worst feelings in the world is to go through something without the love and support of other people. Even people that consider themselves independent and introverted eventually get worn down from being alone. The battles that we face in life becomes difficult for us to deal with without the …

A Loving Community

Caring for the people in our community is one of the things it mean in the Bible when it says “love your neighbors.” This is also a crucial commandment because this is what makes the world a better place. In Matthews 22:39, Jesus said that loving “your neighbor as yourself” is equal to what he said …

Where Are We Headed?

Where am I headed? Where are we headed? These are the questions I ask myself while we are half-way through the year 2020. We continue to deal with Covid-19, with the infection rates in the United States rising to record numbers. Because of this, a record number of people are dealing with mass unemployment. There …

God’s Gracious Gift

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. –James 1:17 ESV Who dares to dismiss the gifts and talents the Lord has blessed us with? He gave each and every one of us a talent, …

The Power of the Word

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. –John 1:1 KJV Our words are omnipotent. God used his words to speak things in existence with magnificence. The use of our words can either create or destroy. If you don’t believe it, just perceive our current political …

Prosperous Works

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. –Philippians 4:19 KJV Things have not looked so good for the moment. In 2020, we have dealt with COVID-19, an abuse of authority by law enforcement, mass unemployment, and escalating hate from white supremacist. It makes you wonder …