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How we’ll never know faith works, until it’s put to the test!

That summertime hammock may look sturdy and well constructed. But it’s not until we commit to laying down that we find out if it can hold us up! Another helpful study in James, chapter 1.

flood of justice

God judges sin because he loathes what it does to us and to others. There is no other motive in God, nothing deeper than His love for us. He wants us to loathe sin, too—and be its executioner. If we won’t, he will!” —David Roper (Elijah: A Man Like Us)

The Purpose of Prayer

The Purpose of PrayerPrayer is not a normal part of the life of the natural man. We hear it said that a person’s life will suffer if he doesn’t pray, but I question …

Life is not just Dungeons and Dragons

Written By Shawn Quah There is a game I play called Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). It is one of the oldest role-playing games, and according to Wikipedia, “the best-known and best-selling role-playing game” as of 2006. It was created to be played using defined rules, pen, paper, dices and of course, one’s imagination. While some […]

A Picture Of Humility

During the Easter season, my wife and I attended a church service where the participants sought to model the events that Jesus and His disciples experienced on the night before …

Decision Time

Decision TimeWith Sunday night’s preseason NFL game between Cincinnati and Arizona in the books, it is time for NFL coaches to start making some decisions. Yes, there is one more weekend of the exhibition season, but few if any starters will see action in the last round of games. This weekend’s contests are about securing one…

Discover answers for dealing with life’s challenges in James 1

Discover answers for dealing with life’s challenges in James 1Is there a difference between a “trial” and a “temptation”? Let’s explore James 1 for answers on dealing with life’s challenges. We’ll find that our response to those challenges makes all the difference!

destructive pride

destructive prideIn the classic 1991 animated movie Beauty and the Beast, Gaston is the town’s strapping, egotistical hero. He’s a “manly man” admired by the locals and desired by many of the town’s younger women. Most seem to be huge fans of Gaston and overlook his obnoxious ways, except for the young and beautiful Belle.

Living Your Theology

Living Your TheologyBeware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mountaintop with God. If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness. “If therefore …

Generational Impact

Generational Impact“As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is …

The Day I Stared Death in the Face

The Day I Stared Death in the FaceI was hesitant to watch initially. But missing it would mean missing the complete Toraja* experience, so I relented. It was traumatizing. Over a mere 15 minutes, I witnessed how five buffalos were killed, as part of a funeral ceremony unlike any other I had experienced before. A total […]

Life’s Darkest Moments

Life’s Darkest MomentsCharles Whittlesey was a hero’s hero. Leader of the so-called “Lost Battalion” in World War I, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery when his unit was …

How our faith is seen more in the small, daily battles, than in the big events we face

How our faith is seen more in the small, daily battles, than in the big events we faceThe Bible is full of stories of how faith enabled ordinary people to defeat giants, survive a den of lions, and move mountains. A conversation on James, chapter 1.

spiritual self-examination

spiritual self-examinationYed Anikpo created an app called Heartpoints to help Christians track their spiritual progress. Users of the app can review their daily history to rejoice over victories and to repent of…

Are You Ever Troubled?

Are You Ever Troubled?There are times in our lives when our peace is based simply on our own ignorance. But when we are awakened to the realities of life, true inner peace is …