Devotionals

  • CRASH

    Crash. What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word? I think of a car wreck. Seldom is there a good association with anything. The best I can think of is the fact that my drum kit has two “crash” cymbals. Some folks may not think that’s such a great […]

  • IN THE APPOINTED TIME

    The Preacher in the Book of Ecclesiastes tells us that there is a time for everything. Probably the one that grabs us the most is the “a time to live, and a time to die”. Not being brought up in a bible believing home, I think I first heard those words in the Byrds song, […]

  • LET THE NEWNESS PREVAIL

    There is a peculiar understanding of what exactly happens to the person who accepts Christ into their life and becomes born again.   Some people believe that we basically stay the same, but only forgiven, that our sins are merely “covered” rather than completely washed away by the blood of Christ.   This first of […]

  • WHEN YOUR SECRET IS EXPOSED

    We are private people. I think more by design than by choice, though many cherish and protect their privacy. I wonder why that all goes out the window at church? We pass the basket so that everyone can see who is giving and who is not (although it really does not tell the whole story). […]

  • WHO DAT SAY DEY GONNA BEAT DEM SAINTS?

    “Who dat”? I borrowed the chant from the fans of the New Orleans Saints football team. New Orleans of course being the “home” of “When The Saints Go Marchin’ In”. Who are the “saints”? No, really. Plaster statues arranged in ornate cathedrals? Plastic figures on your parents dashboard? Nominated and processed dead people by particular […]

  • MAKE GOD SMILE

    John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” No one is asking anyone to die this morning. It will be slim to none the possibility that any one of us will have to actually lay our life down for a friend or loved one. We […]

  • SCENES FROM A PRISON

    The earth shook. The prison went dark. Walls and gates collapsed. Chains and shackles were broken apart. Prisoners were free to escape. The jailer was on the verge of killing himself as he believed many surely took full advantage. Acts 16:28 – “But Paul shouted, Do not harm yourself, for we are all here!” The […]

  • ANIMUS DOMUS

    The title today means “Soul Dome”. It’s the habitat of your character, intellect, memory, consciousness. Your very mind. It is accessible to spiritual matters and beings. Good and evil can enter in. You have control although many do not realize this. The mind of the unsuspecting and ignorant becomes a revolving door party zone for […]

  • OUT OF NOTHING

    John 1: 1-3 “(1) IN THE beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself. (2) He was present originally with God. (3) All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has […]

  • IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS

    Ignorance is dangerous. Ignorance will kill the soul, and may even kill the body at times. I have discovered there are at least two types of ignorance. There is the dull, bewildered, unaware type of ignorance where some people just really don’t realize what is going on spiritually. Then there is the smug, intelligent, purposeful […]