It’s Just a Dress

“Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher. “Vanity of vanities! All [that is done without God’s guidance] is vanity [futile, meaningless—a wisp of smoke, a vapor that vanishes, merely chasing the wind].” (Ecclesiastes 1:2 AMP) I heard a story about a customer who had gone to a store to pick up a dress. Apparently, something didn’tContinue reading “It’s Just a Dress”

Liked from Afar

No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. (Acts 5:13 NIV) In Acts chapter 5, we learn that sometimes people won’t join your circle not because they don’t like you, but because they’re afraid of what a relationship with you will cost them. After Peter called out AnaniasContinue reading “Liked from Afar”

Be an Encourager

Joseph was one of the followers who had sold a piece of property and brought the money to the apostles. He was a Levite from Cyprus, and the apostles called him Barnabas, which means “one who encourages others.” (Acts 4:36-37 CEV) We all need encouragement. Words of encouragement can lift us up and help usContinue reading “Be an Encourager”

A Tribute to a Special Teacher

He spent his days in the Temple teaching… All the people were up at the crack of dawn to come to the Temple and listen to him. (Luke 21:37-38 MSG) I’ve had many influential teachers over the years whose names I can recall to this day. Not long ago, I had the pleasure of seeingContinue reading “A Tribute to a Special Teacher”

Slow Learners

“Don’t you understand yet?” Jesus asked. (Matthew 15:16 NLT) The disciples were slow learners, and oftentimes, I am too. God allows me to go through something and I still don’t seem to understand the reason behind it. But like the disciples, I’m not afraid to ask for an explanation and true to His character, GodContinue reading “Slow Learners”