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…

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…

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…

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…

Faith, Facts and Fairytales – Evidence Out Of This World

    Christianity says faith… The world says fairytale… But what do the facts say????? The truth is, Christians can’t prove that God created the world and Evolution can’t prove that the world evolved by chance.  Both arguments take faith.  But…which one is right?  Personally, I find it very frustrating that there isn’t some scientific…

The Cathedrals – I Thirst

“He said, ‘I thirst,’ – yet, He made the rivers…” It’s hard to comprehend how the One who spoke everything into existence would ever want for anything…especially something simple like water.  Yet, we see that there upon the cross, He thirsted for that which He desired most – You and I. So far, we have…

Mark Trammell Trio – Weary at the Well

Most likely, we have all heard the story of the woman at the well.  It has been the subject of many sermons and many songs…yet, have you ever noticed how many other women in the Bible ended up by a well when they were hurting, weary, or when something important was about to happen in…

Legacy Five – There’s Only One Well

In the last devotional, There Is A River, we saw that the human soul is like a bottomless pit – you can pour every treasure, luxury and pleasure into it and still, it will never be satisfied.  Our souls are much like the liquid we drink – a glass of water may fill us for…