Monthly Blog Archives: April 2017

It is Not Too Late for Something Better

It is Not Too Late for Something Better

Return home, my daughters; I am too old to have another husband. Even if I thought there was still hope for me—even if I had a husband tonight and then gave birth to sons. Ruth 1:12 If you’re familiar with Ruth’s story, you know that contrary to her statement in our focus text, she married Boaz and had a son, Obed, who was the father of Jesse — who was the father of King David. There was a time in my life when I said something like Ruth’s statement. “No way I’ll ever get married.” That’s not what I thought, just […]

Do You Feel Like You are Wasting Your Life

Do You Feel Like You are Wasting Your Life

But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. “O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. […]

What Jesus Can Do for You

What Jesus Can Do for You

As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.” He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I […]

Turn Your Eyes Upon the Lord Jesus

Turn Your Eyes Upon the Lord Jesus

Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.”  But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. Psalm 3:2-6 Did you ever wonder what it was like to have everybody turn against you? Well, not everybody. It just feels that way. Once when I was a pastor, there was something going […]

Peacemakers Needed Now More Than Ever

Peacemakers Needed Now More Than Ever

Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. James 3:18 In a 1980 presidential debate with Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan fended off a criticism by President Carter by saying, “There you go again.” Many believe Reagan’s response was pivotal in turning the election in his favor. In recent days, The Forever Notebook has focused on our responsibility to be peacemakers. It occurred to me that your response to the topic for the day might be the same as that of the former president, “There you go again.” Have your children ever accused you of repeating the same instruction too […]

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