Pure Heart

In the depths of my addiction to pornography, I saw myself as a pervert. Webster' 1828 Dictionary defines pervert as a verb as follows: Pervert', verb transitive [Latin perverto; per and verto, to turn.] 1. To turn from truth, propriety, or from its proper purpose; to distort from its true use or end; as, to …

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Purpose in New Life in Christ

Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an …

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Jesus is Our Sacrificial Lamb Without Blemish!

I know – you are most likely thinking what a strange way to start a Christmas greeting. Well, let me explain. “And Mary brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:7 (KJV) What exactly …

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God Determines My Steps

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Recently, I traveled from Kearney, Nebraska to Chattanooga, Tennessee for a "Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers and Teachers - Next Level" workshop. But my travel plans did not go the way I had hoped. As I arrived at the Grand …

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Real Pleasures Of Life

What do you find pleasurable? The smell of rain, the taste of fresh strawberries on ice cream, the many breath–taking colors of a sunset, the majestic sound of the ocean waves crashing onto the rocks, or maybe the soft smooth feeling of a furry kitten. These things engage our five senses in a pleasurable way. …

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God’s Call (Part 2)

As a young adult, I continued to lack confidence in myself and was shy. I would not speak up for myself or when there was opportunity to share about Jesus and His love for all. In my first job as a Medical Technologist, I began to gain confidence in myself at work, realizing as I …

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