Most people that come to Christ know that God loves them. They even believe what His Word says about Him loving the whole world. But sometimes it’s hard to get that head knowledge to find it’s way into our hearts, and believe in the deepest part of themselves, deep down in their hearts, that God loves them with all of His.
Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver tackles this very subject. In Lazarus Awakening Joanna shows women how to have a truly intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and how to stop trying to work for His love.
Using the story of Mary, Martha and their brother Lazarus in a Continue reading
Kim Cash Tate has done it again with another great book called “Cherished : A Novel of Unconditional Love.” “Cherished” tells the story of Kelli London, a young woman that dreamed of one day becoming a songwriter. It was her dream to touch the hearts and lives of others through music and honor God with her gift. She also dreamed about being with a man named Brian, her first and only love and high school sweetheart. She was so sure that they would one day marry and have a family. But bad decisions eventually led to tragic and devastating consequences that destroyed her long held dreams of music and love, until God opens her heart to hope and dream again through a series of love letters.
Heather Anderson has lived a life far removed from God. She’s lived Continue reading
For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also — Matthew 6:21 KJV
Do you treasure the things of this world or the things of God? Answer wisely. Where you will spend eternity rests on it. Why? Because your answer may tell whether you are a way side believer, stony ground believer, thorny ground believer or a good ground believer. Mark 4:1-20 KJV
See people today think that because they made a “decision” for Christ that makes them saved. They believe that they can live however they want no matter how wild and reckless and sinful and it’s okay because they made a “decision” for Christ. That’s a popular teaching today. It’s also very wrong.
There are also those that think they’re saved because they sit in church every Sunday morning, even though they were wildin’ out in the club the night before. Or they think they are saved because they watch a little “Christian” TV from time to time, or have cute little religious figurines, photographs and what not all over the house, car or job or say a few empty prayers, amongst other things. That’s also false. Sorry to break it to you. I know it’s tough.
I don’t watch a lot of “Christian” TV, but one Sunday I decided to check out a popular preacher with the celebrities and such in L.A. And I’ll never forget when he said “ I don’t want to preach to you about sin. I just want to love on you.” I almost fell on the floor. My mouth dropped open and everything. What kind of “Pastor” doesn’t preach about sin? Because if he really loved you he would tell you to come to Christ. To come out of sin and live holy for Jesus. To give your entire life to Christ and accept His gift of eternal life. That’s real love. Unfortunately, the false “gospel” that this “Pastor” preaches is the norm today. And it’s spiritually deadly.
It’s not enough to say that you believe in Jesus. James 2:19 in the King James Bible says “ Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble.” Well we know that devils aren’t saved, so are you sure that you are? What does Continue reading
The Final Summit by Andy Andrews is an interesting read. It is the story of a man named David Ponder, a character that Andy first introduced us to in the book “The Traveler’s Gift.” Humanity is on a collision course towards destruction and it is up to David Ponder with the help of other “travelers,” the likes of which include Continue reading
“Faithful” is a story about Cydney Sanders and her friends, who are severely tested in their faith and must determine in their hearts if they will remain Faithful to God. Cydney starts to doubt the faithfulness of God as her 40th birthday draws near and she is still unmarried. To make matters worse she is to be the maid of honor at her younger sister’s wedding…on her birthday. Soon Cydney meets a man that is the complete opposite of what she wants in a husband. Yet there is something about him that catches her off guard and Continue reading
Friendships for Grown-Ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way by Lisa Whelchel was an excellent read. This was the first time I had ever read anything by Lisa. I had heard that she was a writer. But I did not know much about her ability as a writer or her writing style. The most I knew of Lisa was of her role as Blair on The Facts of Life and that she is a Christian. That’s not saying a lot!
I felt that Friendships for Grown-Ups was refreshing and eye opening. When we look at Celebrities we assume that they have it all together. Lisa reminds us that celebrities are people just like the rest of us. They struggle with fears and insecurities the way that we all do. From these things, like death, no one is exempt.
For Lisa one of the things that she struggled with the most in life Continue reading