Ruth Part 3 – Three Steps of Spiritual Maturity

“And Ruth said, “Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go: and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God.  Where thou diest, will I die and there will I be buried: the LORD…

Ruth Part 2 – Decisions, Decisions…

“And they lifted up their voice and wept again: and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law; but Ruth clave unto her.  And she (Naomi) said, Behold, thy sister-in-law is gone back unto her people and unto her gods: return thou after thy sister-in-law.” – Ruth 1:14-15 Naomi, Ruth and Orpah were heading back to the land of…

Ruth – Introduction

Ruth is one of the most popular love stories in the Bible.  It is often taught how Boaz, the kinsmen redeemer, is a picture or foreshadow of Christ and the redemption He provided for all on the cross.  When I think about it, that’s the only thing I’ve ever heard preached on concerning the book…

From The Word – Revival

  This week I am floating somewhere in the Bahamas on the Gospel Cruise, Singing at Sea.  In addition to the great music we’ll hear while on the open sea, we’ll also hear some good preaching.  One of those preachers is Phil Hoskins.  I heard him for the very first time last summer in Gatlinburg…

From The Word…Happy vs. Blessed

This year I hope to introduce a new series to my readers called “From The Word.”  It will feature YouTube videos of biblical sermons from a variety of speakers to strengthen and encourage our faith.  The first selection is from Mark Trammell where he preaches on the difference between happiness and blessedness.  The video is…

Are You Stuck?

“I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.  He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.” – Psalm 40:1-2 Have you ever been stuck?  Recently, I had a very literal…

The First Thanksgiving

  Samuel Fuller is a name that most people will never know.  (At least the “Samuel Fuller” I’m writing about – there’s bound to more than one in this world ya’ know!)  The reason I say that is, well, I am Samuel’s 11th great-granddaughter.  Samuel was born in 1608 in England, the son of Edward…

Living in the Palace

The book of Psalms is a wonderful book filled with poetry and songs.  I love the flowery language, the beautiful word pictures and the sweet promises.  Not too long ago I read a verse that fit in all three of those categories – yet, I must confess that all the loveliness captured my imagination and…

Places of the Perfect Man – the Garden

In our last devotional, The Upper Room, I wanted to introduce the thought of how our Lord has a perfect understanding of life – not just because He’s omniscient and knows everything about our life from beginning to end, but because His earthly ministry was literally a perfect life, yet, others didn’t appreciate Him for…

Faith, Facts and Fairytales – What are YOU worth?

There is a dangerous trend going on in the world today.  It’s called suicide.  Drug addiction.  Alcohol overdose.  The list could go on to public school shootings and murder, but we’ll stop there.  For some reason, human’s have lost the value of life.  Why is this so?  If Evolution is true things should be getting…