Internet Addiction!

I was 15-years-and-one-day-old on the 6th of August, 1991–the day the World Wide Web went live to the world.¹ I am so thankful that I spent the first fifteen years of my life without the Internet–without ANY technology whatsoever. Why? Life was much simpler back then. Each day, after my three siblings and I woke…

Awesome!

It has become a colloquial word; one that is habitually used throughout each day among Christians and non-Christians alike. It is used to describe anything from the behavior of children, and weekend garage sale finds, to food eaten at our favorite restaurant. But however the word is used, Christians must be reminded that the adjective…

A Proud Look!

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:16-19…

Daniel: A True Believer {6 of 7}

“No injury whatever was found on him, because he believed in his God” (6:23).  Note:  This lesson is the last of three lessons on the climactic lions’ den event in Daniel’s life. In the first lesson, Daniel’s thankful nature was exposed. In the second lesson, his continual service was highlighted. In this final lesson, Daniel’s…

Ineffective Hiding!

One of the sweetest memories I have when our boys were toddler and preschool-age is playing “hide and seek.” Because the perception of a young child is not developed properly, they believe, if they cannot see you, then you must not be able to see them either. So a 2-year-old might stand right where he…

Daniel: A Continual Servant {5 of 7}

  “‘Your God, whom you serve continually, He will deliver you’” (6:16,20)   Background:  King Darius, the Mede, was “greatly displeased with himself” (6:14) when he realized that he had been tricked. He was upset because he was fond of Daniel, and knew, based on the laws of the Medes and the Persians, the decree…

Making God a Liar!

We live in a country of blamers and excuse-makers–no one is ever wrong (in their own eyes); it’s always, always someone else’s fault because, as the sadly popular saying goes, “he/she made me do it!” But, when we learn about the blame game–and tear back the layers of the excuses, we arrive at a lack…

Daniel: Thankful {4 of 7}

“He knelt down on his knees three times that day, and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as was his custom since early days” (Daniel 6:10). Note: Not only did Daniel seek mercies from the God of heaven expeditiously, but he also gave thanks to the God of heaven often. It is one thing…

Daniel: Confessionary {3 of 7}

This is chapter 3 from my devotional titled: “Greatly Beloved.” Confessionary “Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God…” (Daniel 9:20). Background: It is around 538 B.C.. Babylon has fallen…