“And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do unto thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit rest upon me. And he said, thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless… Read More Weekly Devotional | Asking God for Hard Things
Oh, you thought this was an article about politics? No, this is about a German man from the 1800s named George Mueller. He is widely believed to be one of the greatest men of faith and prayer since the days of the Bible. Mueller was a wicked young man living for the world’s pleasures, but… Read More Weekly Devotional | A Report on Mueller
Bunnies, eggs, lilies, and enough candy to keep all the dentists in Texas busy. The card racks are filled with saying such as “Have an Egg-cellent Easter” and “Hoppy Easter” and “Egg-static about Easter!” This writer loves cards and decorations as much as the next person and really adores all the seasonal chocolates and candy.… Read More Weekly Devotional | Who Hijacked Easter?
A pet lion mauled to death a Czechoslovakian man this past week. Repeatedly, this man was denied permission to have a lion, but he ignored the warnings and the law. Sadly, the 33-year-old paid dearly for his negligence. Most readers would never have a lion, and don’t want to see one anywhere but the zoo.… Read More Weekly Devotional | Lions Are Not Pets
Earlier this week, the largest lottery jackpot in history ($1.5 billion) was claimed in South Carolina. The anonymous winner chose the cash option of $877,784,124. A couple of days ago TV star Luke Perry died at age 52. Perry left a net worth of $10 million. In 1925, the silent movie Money Isn’t Everything ran… Read More Weekly Devotional | Money Isn’t Everything
In the 1960s, a psychologist wrote a book Games People Play that has sold over five million copies. The author’s premise was this: “We think we’re relating to other people – but actually we’re all playing games.” Psalm 12:2 puts it this way: “They speak vanity everyone with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a… Read More Weekly Devotional | Games People Play
The valleys of life are often preparing us to appreciate the mountaintops. If we never had problems, would we ever turn to God? Would we ever pray? Probably not. There is a story in the Bible about a man who was blind. People asked Christ what sin had caused the blindness. Jesus answered, “Neither hath… Read More Is There Any Sick Among You?
Two years ago, this writer was sitting outside of a large grocery store on Valentine’s evening near closing time. Several customers hurriedly exited with balloons and flowers. Even though they waited until the last-minute, they still wanted to show love to a special somebody. Lots of money will be spent this week on flowers, candy,… Read More Weekly Devotional | A Special Valentine Combination