Well I hope all reading had a wonderful and blessed Christmas with your friends and family. Setting time aside to remember Christ's birth each year is such a wonderful thing. Speaking of time, where has it all gone? It seems that just yesterday we were celebrating Christmas in 2006. It reminds me that time is precious and not to be wasted. Many times we spend our time in frivolous activities, and seem oblivious to the fact that time is being spun as we speak, and we will be held accountable to God for what we do with our time. I have been convicted of this in many areas. Allow God to search your heart and I think He will convict you too. God bless!

This has been a moment from the Heart.


Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. We come together with our families and friends to celebrate Christ's birth. Many times we get caught up in the business of the CHRISTmas season and forget what Christmas is truly all about. If it were not for Christ coming to earth to die for our sins then we would be lost and without hope forever. So I encourage you to set aside time every day to focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

The Rose bed

I am sure you have heard the saying 'the Christian life is not a bed of roses'. I have and for a long time believed it toe be true. However I was thinking a few weeks ago that the Christian life is a bed of roses. In our Christian life we go through many different trials that would be considered the thorns of our life. The temptations, trials, and fire we go through bring us pain, but that is not our focus. We look to Jesus who is the Rose.
He is towards the end of the bed which is the end of our life. He has gone through those thorns and is our example that now matter how much those thorns may hurt, He has already gone through them and the pain we experience is nothing compared to what He endured. Just an interesting thought I share with you.


Here goes my next blog. Hope you enjoy.
I was doing some studying the other day in 1Corinthians 9 on self-denial, and the verse that jumped out at me was v.27. I have studied this verse before but this time it I read it with new meaning. I used Pastor John McArthur's commentary for this personal study and something he said, commenting on 1Cor 9:27, spoke to me. Paul says in this verse that he brings his body under subjection. Well to what? To the Holy Spirit. In the previous verses Paul used the illustration of the athlete running a race.
Dr. McArthur made the point that what an athlete must do is control his body with his mind. He must get up early in the morning, control what he eats, and regulate his lifestyle so that he can train properly for the race to come. We are in this type of situation, as Paul pointed out in the earlier verses. We must control our body as Paul did so that we may be found faithful in our walk with Jesus Christ. Many times I do not control my body with my mind, but control my mind with my body. If my body wants to sleep, I sleep even though I know that I need to get up. If I feel hungry, I eat though I am supposed to be regulating my diet.
You may have noticed some similarities between you and me. Your thinking,'we are alike', and that is true but it is because we are sinful human beings. It is only by God's grace that we are able to control our bodily lusts or desires, even if I just want a bowl of cereal.


Greetings in the name of God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have never done a blog before so we will see how I do

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