Pleasing God

Pleasing is defined simply as giving pleasure. Pleasure has the following definition — enjoyment or    satisfaction derived from something that is to one’s liking. We could accurately say that pleasing God is to bring Him enjoyment and satisfaction. Many have been affected by parents, spouses or employers that could never be pleased. This may have…

One Step Is Enough

Arthur Hays Sulzberger was the publisher of the New York Times during the Second World War. Because of all the world conflict, he found it almost impossible to sleep. He was never able to set aside worries from his mind – until he adopted as his motto these five words, “one step enough for me”….

Grace is a Teacher

Gary Wilkerson wrote the following in the June 3, 2013 issue of the Pulpit Series: “I have a default system at work in me. It’s a reflex that springs into motion whenever I fall short in my walk with the Lord. I’m talking about my tendency to turn to works rather than to God’s incredible…

Remembering And Creating Memorials

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the final Monday of May. It is a day for remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It was formerly known as, and is still called, Decoration Day by some.  The day originated after the American Civil…

Mother’s Day 2013

Mother’s Day often seems to be a mixture of  nostalgia, flowers, cards and tears blended with a touch of guilt and regret. Card companies and florists know it to be one of the most profitable days of their marketing year. Before this sounds downright cynical, let it be understood that mothers are special and unique…

March 31, 2013

“Who are these guys?” That was the question Butch Cassidy kept asking the Sundance Kid as they were being pursued relentlessly by Pinkerton detectives. That question comes to mind when thinking of the dead and risen Jesus from Nazareth. With the defection and suicide of Judas, these eleven were entrusted with the task of taking…

March 10, 2013

When God Chooses to Write Holy Scripture records three times that God wrote with His own hand. The Ten Commandments were said to be written on tablets of stone by the finger of God. “And when He had made an end of speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave Moses two tablets of the…