Showing posts from April, 2010

Supreme Court Protects and Dishonors Cross

Today, April 28, 2010, the United States Supreme Court ruled on a case concerning a large cross that sits on federal land. The Veterans of Foreign Wars first erected the cross in 1934 to memorialize the fallen soldiers of World War I. I will not bore you with a lengthy legal analysis. They did not rule that it can stay forever. In a 19 page opinion Justice Kennedy basically said it can stay for now, pending potential further review of other laws by a lower court. You would probably need legal training to completely understand the rationale in Justice Kennedy’s opinion. But you would only need an ounce of common sense to quickly see the whole situation is ridiculous and pathetic and (I believe) deplorable before God. Do not be fooled. If the ACLU has their way they will go one by one through every piece of public land and tear out anything that even remotely appears religious. Today they lost, but not big. I find the opinion by Justice Kennedy, which allows the cross to remain, most d

Born To Do

Today is my birthday. I am 29 years old and I'm fine with that. I recently lost my job, and I'm fine with that too. I have been studying God's plan for my life, and I’m more excited about the future than ever before. I am so excited about God's Word and its promise that God has a plan for me. I know many of us have difficult situations now, but read this and begin studying God's Word for yourself. I know you'll develop a fearlessness and confidence in God that will help you boldly move into your next season. Now we all know people who talk all day long about God's wonderful plan for your life. People especially discuss this when trying to win the lost. But where does it say that God has a wonderful plan for my life? Is that in the Bible, or do people just want to believe it? I would hear people say that and want to believe them, but I never saw it for myself until I really began looking. I'll tell you right now, and you can take it to the bank, God has

Love a Child

When that terrible earthquake hit Haiti my wife and I knew we needed to make a donation to help the hurting people. Remember that the Bible says we are to visit widows and orphans in their affliction. Feeling inundated with charity solicitations, we finally settled on Love a Child, for we saw it recommended by Joyce Meyer Ministries. We made a modest donation and were placed on their mailing list. Recently I read one of their letters.  I want to do more and I ask you to do the same.  The earthquake in Haiti came and went for us. We saw the news, felt terrible, prayed, and gave a little money. Then it left the news and our minds. But the people in Haiti soldier on, especially Bobby and Sherry Burnette from Love a Child.  The Missionaries Burnette have been in Haiti since 1991. They have an orphanage, schools and land there which they use to bless the people and minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But nothing could have prepared them for the earthquake. I encourage you to get their min

Name It and Claim It

Let me start by saying this post is long, but I’m not sorry. If you mix your faith with the Biblical truth herein, your life will forever improve and you can live in full inheritance of all God’s promises. Today I would like to discuss the controversial “Name it and Claim it” doctrine, including the controversy, the practice’s appropriate application, and why I’m more committed than ever to its truth. In short, the common description of the “Name it and Claim it” practice is that a person can pick a verse in the Bible, confess and claim it for their lives, and be assured of actually receiving its manifestation. For example, a person with a financial problem might name and claim, based on Genesis 8:18, that God gives them the power to get wealth. As you might imagine numerous arguments exist against this doctrine. I, however, am fully persuaded of its correctness. I assure you, the appropriate application of “Name it and Claim it” will change your life. Let us first discuss certain re