Category: Spiritual Principles

How we can ruin our spiritual gifts.

Why did God give us spiritual gifts? A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other (1 Corinthians 12:7) What is a spiritual gift? It is not a natural talent. The Holy Spirit gives each of us a gift when we became followers of Christ, and the gift is…[View Article]

You want that difficult person in your life!

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. Luke 6:32 Do you know what this verse means? It means that if all we have in our lives are people that are easy to love, the world will NEVER see God’s love through…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 10: My sin hurts everybody.

I wish I had the luxury of slipping quietly downstairs in the morning to get a cup of coffee and take it back upstairs to enjoy while I read my Bible and pray for a while. This is my favorite way to start the day before things get going full force. Everyone else in the…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 9: I am not broken

I recently had a day that was filled with Christians describing themselves as “broken.” By that night I was both tired of hearing that word and wondering if it’s even true. I know what Christ followers mean when they say they are broken. They mean they needed Jesus in the first place as much as…[View Article]

Summer Snippet 8: Should we tell kids to love God?

This summer my son and I are teaching a class of first graders on Sunday mornings. One recent week, I kept hearing adults telling children to love God and obey Him. Why did that bother me? Our love for God can only come from an understanding of His love for us. There are a plethora…[View Article]