Memorial Day

Arlington Cemetary

On Memorial Day, many celebrate the three day weekend to party, have barbecues, enjoy the beginning of summer, have a good time and etc.  But we need to remember that on this day, we should take a moment of silence to mourn and to remember those who had fallen for our country.  We wouldn’t be here without the soldiers.  Memorial Day is about men and women who gave their best.  They did what they were called to do to protect the nation, our nation. Continue Reading

America’s Forgotten Heritage – In God We Trust

US Flag

“A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do.  We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we have come from, or what we have been about.”  – President Woodrow Wilson

God used imperfect men to establish this country.  When the Founding Fathers of America established the laws and the constitution, they used biblical principles and standards to go by.  The Founding Fathers understood that this country could prosper only under God’s blessings.  They recognized that for God to bestow His blessings, His principals had to be honored and embraced. Continue Reading

3 Things God Cannot Do & 4 Things God Does Not Know

3 Things God Cannot Do

1) God cannot learn Because He knows everything!  Which means He knows when you and I will mess up next week!  Remember, He sent Jesus, His Son, to die for the world 2,000 years ago to die for the sins we committed before we accepted Him and received salvation – and for the sins we will still make!  That’s grace and mercy at His finest!  John 16:30; 1 Kings 8:39; Luke 5:22; Ezekiel 11:5; John 2:24-25; John 21:17; Revelation 2:23 Continue Reading

Q/A What is your translation of choice when it comes to the Word of God? Why?

Question Mark

My preference is to use both NASB and NKJV.  The NASB (New American Standard Bible) is a literal word-for-word translation and retain as much of the original grammar and sentence structure as possible.  In addition, the KJV (King James Version) and the NKJV (New King James Version) are also literal, but if we compare them to the NASB, the NASB is the most literal. Continue Reading

Loving God with All Your Strength

Strength

Loving God with All Your Strength

Loving God with all your strength means having an intimate relationship with Him and having that constant awareness that we are walking with Him.  We should go through our day with the awareness of serving and pleasing Him.  We should offer ourselves as living sacrifices and not be conformed to this world. Continue Reading

Prophecies found in Psalm 22

Psalm 22This is really neat!  I wanted to share this information about prophecies I learned in Psalm 22.

The opening words of Psalm 22, from Jesus on the cross, points us to the almost unbearable tension tearing apart one wrestling with both the closeness of his relationship with his heavenly Father and the grim darkness of evil, suffering, and alienation.  Through the darkness and through death, God’s purposes were to be fulfilled. Continue Reading

Q/A – Why would Jesus not want everyone to know He is the Son of God in Mark 3:11-12?”

Question markI received a really good question about Mark 3:11-12 and thought I should share this.

“ I don’t understand it and maybe you can help.  Why would He (Jesus) not want everyone to know He is the Son of God in Mark 3:11-12?”

Mark 3:11-12

“11.Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, “You are the Son of God !”

12. And He earnestly warned them not to tell who He was.” Continue Reading

Always at the Crossroads

Fork in the road, crossroads

Jeremiah 6:16 “Thus says the Lord: “Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’”

If we had to come up with a newspaper headline describing what happened in this passage, it would be “Israel rejects God’s way”.  “Old path” refer to the ways of faith and obedience, the ways followed by Moses and the patriarchs. “Walk” indicates lifestyle.  Jeremiah encouraged the people of Israel not only to remember the old traditions of faith but also to live them. Continue Reading