Bible

Don't Turn Away

Do You Turn Away from God When You are Hurting?

Have you noticed that it seems so many Christians are turning away from God and the church lately? What makes us do that?

The Cross-Eyed Watchman

Picture a castle perched high on a hill, massive walls surrounding it as protection from invading forces. There’s only one way into that castle: through the huge drawbridge, controlled by a watchman who determines if that bridge should be lowered. The watchman must be loyal to the king, highly educated as to who is friend […]

Thompson ChainReference Bible

Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, has released the Thompson® ChainReference® Bible in the King James Version (KJV); New King James Version (NKJV); New American Study Bible (NASB), 1977 text; and the English Standard Version (ESV). HarperCollins Christian Publishing announced the acquisition of the Thompson® ChainReference® Bible from Kirkbride Bible Company in December 2020. […]

Reading Your Bible

How Can I Be More Consistent in Reading the Bible Every Day?

My prayer is that you would consider these ideas, especially if you are struggling to be consistent in your daily Bible reading.

God’s Faithfulness

by Kara Caswell   God’s faithfulness is evident all around us. Sometimes we are blind to the different ways God is working in our lives. However, even when we don’t see His faithfulness, we can have confidence in it because the Bible reminds us time and again that God is faithful. For example, Hebrews 10:23 […]

I Want to Know

The largest Bible translation campaign to ever be introduced on social and digital media launched in March, helping make Scripture available in every language in the next 12 years. The “I Want to Know” campaign gives people the opportunity to sponsor the translation of one or more Bible verses in partnership with one of the […]

Fits and Starts

For a long time, I committed more “fits” than “starts.” For those not familiar with the idiom “fits and starts,” it refers to irregular intervals of action and inaction, as in “His presidential campaign is proceeding by fits and starts.” The expression began in the late 1500s with “as by fits.” The noun fit meant […]

What Color Am I?

I learned early on that if people are different colors, I did not have the preferred color. When my mother and longtime friends would get together and the subject of skin color came up, my mother was sure to say with a tone of disgust, “We are all pale and bleached out. Everything shows. Every […]

Love each other

Are We Loving Each Other?

Actively love each other. Remember that your church family are members of the body of Christ, just as you are a member of the body of Christ.

Slow Cooker Conversion

My mother-in-law, Linda Whitney (Grandma Linda, to my kids) had more questions than most teens her age in the 1950s. She loved and respected her parents, but at times she wasn’t sure whether she agreed with their beliefs. Linda’s mom, Vernettie Jones, had a houseful of kids, so there wasn’t much time for them to […]