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11/10/17 ONE GOOD REASON FOR DOING THE RIGHT THING TODAY IS TOMORRO

by Barry Lovett
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“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.”  Galatians 6:7.  Our choices often have a reach and impact that we could never imagine.  The choices we make today produce the consequences we reap tomorrow.  It’s far better to avoid sin in the first place than […]

7/27/17 FOR THE CHRISTIAN, HEAVEN IS SPELLED H-O-M-E

by Barry Lovett
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“Our citizenship is in heaven.” Philippians 3:20 As Christians, our true home is in heaven, yet sometimes our desires tether us to the here and now. We enjoy God’s good gifts – marriage, children, grandchildren, travel, careers, and friends. At the same time, the Bible challenges us to focus on “things above” (Colossians 3:1-2) Several Old Testament […]

7/21/17 PEOPLE KNOW TRUE FAITH-STORIES WHEN THEY SEE THEM

by Barry Lovett
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“You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 The book of Acts describes the faithful witness of Peter, John, Barnabas, Paul, Dorcas, Lydia, and many others during the early days of the church. These ordinary people depended on God to give them […]

5/17/17 THE PAIN OF DISAPPOINTMENT IS SOOTHED BY A HEART OF GRATITUDE

by Barry Lovett
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“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing.” Psalm 30:11 When the psalmist counted his blessings, he was lifted out of his despair and praised God. Are you facing a situation in which you could be disappointed? Why not set up a celebration to count your blessings no matter what the outcome? The pain of disappointment […]