Jays’ Biagini Experienced Wholesome Change in his Perspective

by Bruce Darnall
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Joe Biagini, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, apologized for being late for his interview because of his much-needed work out. With tongue-in-cheek Joe smiled and emphasized, “God would want me to give my best effort into my game.” Biagini, a 2011 26th round draft pick for the San Francisco Giants, struggled the first couple […]

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7 Bible Verses For Overcoming Fear

by Jack Wellman
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Here are seven Bible verses with commentary about overcoming fear. Second Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” What is the “spirit” that the Apostle Paul is speaking about which is called a “spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control?” […]

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Psalm 46: Praise God for He is Our Shelter

by Pamela Rose Williams
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Have you meditated on Psalm 46? It is a lovely song that was directed to the “chief Musician for the sons of Korah”.  Here are some of the things that came to mind when I took some time to think about this lovely piece of Scripture that reminds me that we should always praise God […]

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How Do We Know When God Is Disciplining Us?

by Jack Wellman
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When things go wrong, how can we tell if it is God disciplining us or it’s just time and chance that God uses to teach us something? Time and Chance The Bible says that time and chance happen to us all (Eccl 9:11), so even though God is sovereign, we can’t assume that everything that […]

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Why Your Family Should Create Your Own History Book

by Jack Wellman
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Why go to all the trouble to create your families own history book? Family History Years ago, my late mother wrote a short history about our family, tracing our roots back to the Cherokee Indians. She wrote about our family as far as possible on my grandfather’s side, which went all the way back to […]

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Matt Carpenter’s Tattoo Took on Deeper Meaning

by Bruce Darnall
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Matt Carpenter, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, has a tattoo on the inside of his right arm that says, “Matthew 19:26,” his ultimate favorite Scripture verse. The verse reads, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Carpenter shares, “There is a story behind this verse. When I first […]

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What Essential Doctrines Must All Christians Believe?

by Jack Wellman
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Is it okay to have differences in our biblical understanding? What essential truths should every Christian believe in? Non-Essential Doctrines Some things are not worth dying on the hill for; such things as the rapture, the millennium, the Great Tribulation, the gift of tongues, and a host of other various beliefs that are enveloped within […]

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Grief: Hope Even When it Still Hurts

by Pamela Rose Williams
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Grief can last a long, long time. And grief comes in all shapes and sizes. It may be caused from the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the breakup of a trusted relationship or it may even be a change in the season of your life, such as when your last […]

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What Will People Wear in Heaven?

by Dr. Michael L. Williams
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One of the things that believers often do is muse about what we will look like when we are in heaven. Many times, I have heard someone say something to the effect that they hope they look like they did at an earlier time in their life. While these conversations are often comical, it does […]

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Why Persecution Is Actually A Good Thing

by Jack Wellman
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Some people try to avoid persecution, but there’s every reason to embrace it. Avoiding Persecution One way to avoid being persecuted is to never speak about your faith in Christ. If you never mentioned the gospel and why lost people need Christ, then you won’t have any persecution because no one will know you’re a […]

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