Precious Promises

There is no better known symbol of precious stones than the diamond. But of even greater value are God’s promises in the middle of the real struggles in our lives. Peter writes these words as he faces the end of his own life at the hands of executioners. He looks back for a moment remembering…

Our High Mountain Places

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord , I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:18 Rejoicing is not a response to our situations it is a step of faith. Habakkuk was witnessing the complete destruction of his people. He could have been angry and filled with hatred. But instead of bitterness…

Daily Bread

Tonight my wife was in a baking mood so she decided we are having homemade bread. The aroma of it in the oven is enough to get my taste buds tuned up for the big pot of chile simmering on the stovetop. When Jesus taught us to pray for daily bread it was not only…

No More Tears

Often when I read the 23rd Psalm I think of God being with me in the valley. My mind conjures up a scene of Him walking beside me. Though He is always with us the story the psalmist is telling is that He is our shepherd. A shepherd always goes before the sheep. Our Shepherd…

A Journey to Heaven

The journey of 1,000 miles may begin with one step but a journey to heaven begins with one word…the Word of God!