Weighing Calamity

“Oh, that my grief were fully weighed, And my calamity laid with it on the scales!” (Job 6:2, NKJV) Man, oh man. What a crazy week? COVID 19 couldn’t force us stubborn Texans to quarantine, so SNOVID ’21 said, “Hold my beer!” Roads impassable. Loss of power. Frozen water lines. Burst pipes. Gasoline shortage. Empty […]

How to be Happy

“How happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways!” (Psalm 128:1, CSB) The first thing you notice when reading Psalm 128 is the word “happy.” It grabs your attention, doesn’t it? I mean, we all want to be happy! But how can you find happiness? On a lark, I googled the […]

Blessed are Those Who Mourn?

““Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:3–4, CSB) We often read Jesus’ famous Beatitudes as virtues for which we should strive. But is it good to be spiritually impoverished? Is it good to mourn? Maybe we’re reading […]

“By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.” (Hebrews 11:23) The author of Hebrews tells us that Moses’ parents defied Pharaoh for two reasons: vision and courage.  They had a vision of the […]

A Special Reward for Service (2 Tim. 1:16-18)

Most of God’s blessings come even though we don’t deserve them. “There are, however, times when His blessing of us is because of something we’ve done. When we see those “becauses” in Scripture, we want (or should want) to do more of that. Here’s a “because” that’s mentioned often…”

Your Power to Bless (Eph. 6:23-24)

If you are a child of God, your Father has delegated to you a wonderful power you are probably not aware of and probably not using much. You can say to your spouse, your child, or a stranger, “The Lord bless you!” – and a special blessing of God will actually be imparted to them.

Fall Festival

PRESS RELEASE for immediate release Denton/Sanger, Texas On a beautiful Fall Sunday night, October 29, New Life Church hosted their annual Fall Festival.  The church grounds were filled with 550 happy children and parents – up 100 people from the year before. Guests walked in through a hay bale castle gate (via the imagination of […]

“The Plans I Have for You…”

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.“ (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV) In the real estate world, they say “location, location, location!”  In Bible study world we say “context, context, context.” How many times have […]

You are a Gift from God

““Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”” (Jeremiah 1:5, NIV) I love this verse for many reasons, not the least of which is that it reminds us that a fetus is a human (by the […]

I Will Grow with Others

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? […]

God Goes Before You

The LORD is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8, HCSB) We talk a lot about how God is always with us…but we don’t talk often about how God “goes before us.” I was […]

Home on the Range

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.  Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. (Colossians 3:18-21, NIV) This is one of those household passages for […]