“Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!” Colossians 2:21 (NIV) The epistle to the Colossians was written by Paul the Apostle during his first imprisonment in Rome about 61 – 62 A.D. and is included with his prison Epistles. The fact that this letter was written while Paul was in prison is of great significance because it means that he continued his walk with Jesus, spreading the Gospel even in bondage. Christians were…"DO NOT HANDLE: DO NOT TASTE: DO NOT TOUCH"
Like it or not, teens having sex is here to stay. Although I don’t condone, I understand it and recognize the nature and seriousness of the issue. Additionally, since I like to keep it real, and since I married at 18 and had my first child at almost 19, I know a little about this subject. Kids raising kids is no joke. Abandoning them or ridiculing young people is not the answer either. I was…"Teen Sex: Sin and Saving Our Children"
Sometime between A.D. 60 – A.D. 100 Apostle John wrote to seven church congregations in the Roman province of Asia, known today as (southwestern Turkey) to discuss the spiritual status of the church in addition to their relationship with each other. The seven letters of Revelation are penned to real flocks who labored as Christians, endured, experienced human trials and tribulations inclusive of spiritual divide. At least two of the seven churches targeted in…"Apostle John Seven Letters of Revelation"
Jesus assured us that He will bring to full completion the work He began. Knowing this, we should acknowledge that personal holiness can only be realized when one incorporates discipline into his or her life for the sole purpose of engaging in the study of becoming more like Jesus. The bible teaches how to be more like Jesus. Leading a spiritually disciplined life leads to a personal holy life. According, to Pastor John Russell, the…"Distinguishing Between Holiness and Hollowness"
A few days ago I starting giving some thought to what kind of work-at-home career I can have when my unemployment runs out in a couple of months. Even though I’ve applied for jobs as required to receive unemployment benefits, nothing’s panning out. So what I’m doing is being pro-active! I’m not waiting until I get that last check. And actually I love blogging, so I’ve even considered making that a career instead of a…"IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND A PSYCHIC?"
View more gifts at Zazzle. Today’s Spoken Word: “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Believe this ~Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend~ Martin Luther King Jr."Today’s Spoken Word"
Seeing my eyes through His? Are your eyes wide shut? To recognize opportunity knocking at your door you have to be paying attention. The most wonderful thing about youthfulness is that it is blind, you rarely see it coming or going. I have no shame in my game, I know things change, which is all the more reason to drink, drink while the water of life is running. Free-flowing water is opportunity knocking at your…"Video: Seeing My Eyes Through His"
On more than one occasion I have had a conversation with at least two preachers about today’s trend of churches paying guest preachers. Now, I will step lightly on this subject because I know that I can come off as a little radical sometimes. But, I said to the two preachers “I don’t get it?” Are you telling me that out of more than 1000 members in one case and a few hundred in the other,…"Is the Contemporary Church is Being Dishonest When it Claims to be Following Apostle Paul"
“Be still, and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10, NLT). One of my favorite scriptures in the bible is Psalm 46:10. My late mother often recited this verse when she felt overwhelmed or moved to share her wisdom on the subject of being discontent. Mother would say “sometimes you just need to be still, let go and let God.” It seems that every time I heard her say this, I was going through something. Clarity was out of…"Be Still and Know that I am God"
When we look in the mirror it’s rare to see what God sees. That’s because our vision, thoughts, and opinions of ourselves are not his. In other words, “no matter how much we think we got it all right the possibility that it’s mostly wrong is very very real. Why do you think that is? Well, for starters we are not perfect. Yes, even perfect Patty, pretty Paula or smart Susan fall short somewhere. All…"SEEING WHO GOD SEES IN THE MIRROR"