Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls?
Luke 12:24 Where I live in Virginia, we don’t get a lot of snow. A fresh blanket had jus
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? Romans 10:14 Like most kids, I used to put puzzles together when I was younger. As I got older, I upgraded to the larger, more challenging puzzles – the ones with five hundred to a thousand pieces. One of t
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8 When I was a young boy, my dad mowed grass for commercial properties, and I used to help him. One day, as I was picking up the trash in the grass to keep it from getting chopped by the mower, I came across a twenty-dollar bill. To a kid, twenty dollars might as well be a million. I was ec
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:10 The officers in the police department where I am a chaplain do not have the luxury of taking time off. I don’t mean that they never have time to themselves or that they are always at work. What I do mean by that statement, though, is that police officers are police officers, not because
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 Have you ever noticed that you start acting like the people you hang around? When I was going into the seventh grade, our teen group took a trip to Arizona to climb the Grand Canyon. I had never been around such
Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. James 2:18 Having been involved in sports my whole life, I can say with certainty that kids want the approval of their parents when they are playing sports. I can still remember the unbridled satisfaction I felt when my parents were in attendance at my sporting events, especially when I scored for our team. It is o
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends. Proverbs 17:9 Between my years of growing up with a wood stove and now having a wood stove of my own, I have split a lot of firewood in my life. In that time, I have come across some pieces of wood that were extremely difficult to split because they were gnarled and knotted and had obviously been fused together fo