Love in deed and in truth.

For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake. We have all heard the saying, “Words mean things.” This reminds us of the grave responsibility we have to be good stewards of our words. Words spoken cannot be unspoken; nor can…

Do you ever forget about God?

“I will mediate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. I will delight in your statues; I will not forget your word.” Ps 119:15-16 I tend to forget things. I can’t count the times I have driven into Hiram from Rockmart all the sudden to realize I don’t have my wallet. I’ve…

God will always honor those who call upon him.

Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame. The late Tom Petty likely said it as well as anyone else could have said it, “Waiting is the hardest part.” On many levels, our life is spent waiting. On one level, there is the waiting that we are all forced into because of the systems and situations that are…

Be Influenced by Godly People

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. Except in extreme and ultra-rare cases, life is not lived in a vacuum.  Each of us develops in this life…

Called to Live In Imitation of Jesus Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. According to the internet (which is always correct, of course), it is Charles Colton who is credited with the…

Love never ends

It is difficult for us as finite human beings to grasp the idea of eternity. For us, eternity is the wait at the tag office, or the time we spend on hold trying to convince whatever utility company that, yes, we HAVE paid that bill, and we have paid it on time. It seems that…

Christian Relationships

Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Sometimes it is simple to get along well with others. Sometimes it just all falls into place. In those times, we typically feel like we have accomplished something—and we certainly have. In those times we are in…

The Gospel

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” The quote above is from Mark 1:14, 15. It follows immediately on the heels of the temptation of Jesus. There is…

Common Cause

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. There is something special about people coming together in harmony because of a common cause. That cause can be any number of things: from shared interests to shared economic or social…