James 5:14 states, "Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord." That seems like a pretty straight forward instruction, right? The chapter goes on to say, "And the prayer of faith will save the … Continue reading Anointing
My husband and I are Sabbath keepers. The fourth Commandment is the only one of the ten that makes people uncomfortable. It makes some people downright angry. Seriously, there are people who've gotten abusive over me saying that I observe the Sabbath every week. From sundown Friday until sundown on Saturday my time is God's. … Continue reading Drop in Church
I was humbled by an eight year old today. I got up this morning, did a little more study for the lesson I was going to teach at church today and folded the bulletins I printed last night. I got dressed and ready, and we met up with our friend who lives a few doors … Continue reading Humbled by a Child
Our pastor was talking during Sabbath School about the "casual Christian", and the thought just keeps popping back into my head. Casual Christian. I'm not sure that I've ever been a casual anything in my life. If I'm doing something, I'm doing it. Sometimes that's to my own detriment, of course, because I pick the wrong things … Continue reading An Inconvenient Truth
We've all heard the expression, "Know your enemy". The Enemy is Satan. How well do we, as Christians know him, really? For every good and perfect thing that God gives us, Satan is right there to offer us a counterfeit, at a bargain basement price. Let's take a look at some of the most popular counterfeits he's … Continue reading The Master Counterfeiter
My favorite time of the week is here. The work week is over. Marty and I generally work six days a week. He works full time, I work part time but my hours are spread throughout the week as needed. Either way, it's Friday and we're exhausted. It gets a little harder every day to … Continue reading Rest!
What a lot of readers may not know is that my husband and I are Seventh Day Adventists. When people find out that we're members of the SDA church one of the first questions they ask is, "What's different about your church?" A lot of people think it's some kind of cult. It's not. The … Continue reading Just Rest!