March 11 – Tuesday Fasting Item(s): Computer (except for school and work) & Video Games (phone and tablet games too). Today’s Scripture: Mark 9:29 “And He said to them, ‘This kind cannot come out by anything by prayer.’” NASB Question: How do you deal with evil? Devotion: There’s something that draws many of us … Continue Reading Lenten Devotion 03.11.2014
March 10 – Monday Fasting Item(s): Computer (except for school and work) & Video Games (phone and tablet games too). Today’s Scripture: Isaiah 54:2-3 “Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other … Continue Reading Lenten Devotion 03.10.2014
March 6 – Thursday Fasting Item(s): Sugars, Desserts & Candy – God will forgive you if you already ate a doughnut today – just ask Him. Today’s Scripture: Psalm 25:4-5 “Show me the right path, O LORD; Point out the road for me to follow. Lead me by Your Truth and teach me, … Continue Reading Lenten Devotion 03.06.2014
March 5 – Ash Wednesday Fasting Item(s): N/A Today’s Scripture: Mark 1:4 “John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. Question: What do you need to ask God for forgiveness of? Devotion: From when we wake till when we rest, we are constantly “missing the target” … Continue Reading Lenten Devotion 03.05.2014
“Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people laugh, love, heal, say thanks, reach out and make meaningful connections with others.” While this may be true for many individuals, it may be in contradiction in terms with others. I will explain. Let’s take a well-known and “loved” … Continue Reading love, luv, l()v3, <3, †
Do mobile devices have souls? Wait a moment before you answer that “simple” question. Let’s take a closer look at what goes inside your cell phone. Columbite-tantalite, “Coltan” for short, is a mineral that is plentiful in the continent of Africa, more specifically in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This … Continue Reading The Soul of a Mobile Device
I know this sounds like a Soap Opera title or some “chick flick” thing, but I want each of us (male and female) to comprehend the words of this article. Let me first start off by briefly painting a picture of time – more specifically, 2013. This year (2013) my … Continue Reading For Time and Eternity
I’m sure we’ve all heard this word before, but how many of us actually know what it means? Shalom (שָׁלוֹם) is a Hebrew word meaning peace, completeness, prosperity, and welfare and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye. Of those definitions, which one of them stands out to you? Who knew that one word could have so … Continue Reading Shalom?
We live in a world that worships the body. What I mean by that is, look at how much money and time is focused on dieting, fitness training, sports programs, pharmaceuticals, fast food joints, clothing stores – I could go on and on, but I digress. Isn’t everything spiritual? Look … Continue Reading Everything is Spiritual
Have you ever been in a fight? I mean, not just a little scuffle, but an all-out fight?! One that really put your nerves to the test? I’m sure if we really think about it, we’ve been challenged at least at one point in our life. The true question is … Continue Reading Let’s Pick a Fight!!!
I would like you to think back to the first car you ever purchased. In many instances, one would have to take out a loan from a bank or family member to acquire the vehicle. If that was the case, what were some of the parts of the conversation that … Continue Reading Contract or Covenant?
Consider waking up today and knowing that it is your last day on planet earth. What would you do with your day? What mark would you like to leave with your friends and family? Is the legacy you leave behind something worth remembering or are legacies passe (old-fashioned)? This is … Continue Reading Are Legacies Passé?
Today our homes and the families that live within them are bombarded with busyness. We go from one function to the next and somehow manage to keep our physical bodies together just long enough to get a meager amount of rest (Third Commandment). It’s one thing to be organized and … Continue Reading Explore
In 1990, a man named Ray Boltz became known overnight when his song, “Thank You” won the Song of the Year prize at the GMA Dove Awards. Since then, his song has been an encouragement to millions around the world to this day. This song echoes in my mind when … Continue Reading Thank You for Giving to the Lord
“In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus instructs His disciples to be people of their word. He teaches that our “yes” and “no” should be words of integrity. He instructs us to do what we say we will do so that our words carry unquestionable credibility. This is a foundational … Continue Reading Sermon on the Mount
I would like to share a foreword to the book, Sticky Faith as a launching pad for today’s youth here at First Lutheran as well as in the community of Charlotte. Tom is a high school freshman at our church who is similar to others his age. He loves sports … Continue Reading Sticky Faith