His, Mine and Ours

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. – 2 Peter 3:18

If you’re a married woman, maybe you believe it’s strictly your husband’s responsibility to nurture you in your faith. Yes, the husband is the head of the wife even as (more…)

How to Resist Temptation

A brand-spanking-new believer wrote to me the other day to ask how she could resist temptation. My heart jumped. How remarkable that just a few minutes into her life with Christ she should be so convicted about her lifestyle! At the same time, how remarkable those who have walked with Christ for a long time don’t experience the same conviction!

Don’t get (more…)

Who’s Your Buddy? How to Spot Real Friends

Over the years I’ve had many friends. Some are a distant memory; some are fixtures from my childhood; some, though they have been in my life for relatively few years, I can say with confidence they will remain.

Fortunately, true friends can usually be identified pretty quickly; unfortunately, not-so-true friends can be slow to show their true colors. But here’s how to (more…)

In a Perfect World

For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is (more…)

Guilt, the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:13-14

I recently dropped off something at a neighbor’s house, and he commented (more…)