A Weaned Child

But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:2 ESV Most of us who have been parents read this verse and remember battles with our children as we tried to get them off the bottle and onto baby food. But when…

What Are You Afraid Of?

The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.          Proverbs 29:25 In the book of Proverbs King Solomon warns us about the mental, emotional and spiritual fencing we build because of fear. We erect a fence of words to protect ourselves from what others…

Still a Revolutionary Idea!

On this National Day of Prayer I thought it appropriate to return to where the founders began on July 4, 1776. “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit…

Confessing Your Fears

I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears.  Psalm 34:4 A pastor of mine once had a job working on steel towers hundreds of feet tall. He talked with me one day about the process of training that men went through to be able to join the crew….

Counting the Joy

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,James 1:2 ESV We had gotten used to Disney being closed and resigned to the fact that even beaches were shut down. That was soon followed by restaurants, my barber shop and finally even our church. But the reality of this verse didn’t…