The Value of Money

Proverbs 28:11 You’ve probably heard the expression “Money can’t buy happiness.” Personally, I struggle with that statement because I can think of a lot of things I could buy that would make me very happy! At least for a while. That said, I can also very much affirm—based on personal experience—the absolute validity of theContinue reading “The Value of Money”

The Determining Influence of the Holy Spirit

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness. The Bible is chock-full of verses attesting to its inspiration, authority, infallibility, and usefulness. Perhaps the best New Testament texts on this subject are 2 Timothy 3:16 and 2 Peter 1:21. The latter says, in effect,Continue reading “The Determining Influence of the Holy Spirit”

A Baby’s Laugh and An Ocean Wave…

“I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS … ” MATTHEW 28:20 FROM WHERE I WRITE I CAN SEE SEVERAL MIRACLES.White-crested waves slap the beach with rhythmic regularity. One after the other the rising swells of salt water gain momentum, humping, rising, then standing to salute the beach before crashing onto the sand. How many billions of timesContinue reading “A Baby’s Laugh and An Ocean Wave…”

The Spirit: There’s No Program for That

JOHN 15:1–4 I want to be a fruitful Christian. It’s pretty safe to assume that you do too. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be using a guide like this. A fruitful Christian can make a difference in this fragmented world. Paul lists the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22–23: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,Continue reading “The Spirit: There’s No Program for That”