His Appointed Time

God’s divine plan had arrived to the appointed time on God’s calendar for the saving of the souls of man.  He had designed a plan before the beginning of the creation of the heavens and the earth to show man what redemption from sin looks like.  He had designed every detail.  From the creation of Adam and Eve, down through history God was showing man what was required to receive forgiveness of sin. The Bible records verse after verse of instructions for worshipping and pleasing God and points directly to the coming of His Messiah Jesus Christ for redemption of …

Redeemer, Deliverer, and soon-coming King

        Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4: 18–19 This Easter season great hope enters our lives when we embrace an all-encompassing view of Jesus. We must know Jesus and the work He desires to do in us. For just a moment, I want to invite you to consider the way …

The Night I Chose Jesus

Easter is my favorite holiday. Not because of the pretty dresses, spring colors, egg hiding or candy, Easter is my favorite holiday because it is a celebration of the day my hero gave His life for me. My love of Easter actually began on Christmas Eve nine years ago. Strange, I know, but it was on Christmas Eve in 2004 that I came to the full realization of what Jesus Christ truly did for me. It was on that evening that I fell head over heels in love with Jesus and the Cross, sealing Easter as my very favorite time …

Love on Display

“But if the slave plainly says, ‘I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,’ then his master shall bring him to God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost. And his master shall bore his ear through with an awl, and he shall be his slave forever.” Exodus 21: 5-6 I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and she asked me “If God could say one thing to us, what do you think He would say?” There are many things that we hear different groups …

Beautifully Broken: Learning to live

As I write this article I am sitting on a roof top patio in Nairobi, Kenya at the home of our missionary family. I close my eyes and smell the savory meat grilling nearby as the warm African wind is blowing my hair and I can hear banana tree leaves clapping in the wind. I opened my eyes to watch the sun set on Western Kenya. I am in awe of the tranquility and peace my heart feels in this beautiful country. As fulfilled as my soul is here, I am unable to escape Jesus’ call to follow Him. This …