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Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (Proverbs 4:23) When there is trouble in our lives, we tend to focus on that. We think we can work through it by mental-emotional gyrations. We dream about it, talk to our friends about it, and dwell on it. We devote a lot…

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Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1) Today is a brand-new day with all the possibilities your imagination can muster. Once your feet hit the ground from a soft bed and you start moving forward, the rest of the…

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Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (Proverbs 4:23) When there is trouble in our lives, we have a tendency to focus on that. We think we can work through it by mental-emotional gyrations. We dream about it, talk to our friends about it, and dwell on it. We devote…

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Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. (Hebrews 13:15) C. S. Lewis once said, “Praise is inner health made audible.” If you are having a difficult time praising God in your particular situation, there is a good chance that there…

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Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1) Today is a brand-new day with all the possibilities your imagination can muster. Once your feet hit the ground from a soft bed and you start moving forward, the rest of the…

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“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”  (2 Chronicles 7:14) “If my people…” The swing in a proposition is always an…

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“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase…

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“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in…

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“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1) Today is a brand new day with all the possibilities one’s imagination can muster. Once your feet hit the ground from a soft bed and you start moving forward,…

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“And whatsoever ye do, in word, or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him; and whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.”  (Colossians 3:17) Like many Japanese citizens in pre-World War II society, Hiro Onada…

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