Beacon of Light

“Let Your Light So Shine Before Men”

Guest Post by Richard Rogers.  Richard writes daily posts via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. For Christians of all ages, I think it is important that we periodically take a look at the man, woman, or child in the mirror. Some honest self-examination of our hearts and lives is essential if we are to grow and mature spiritually. We live in a world where followers of Christ are under intense scrutiny, and we should want to be sure that the way we live our lives truly reflects the love for Jesus Christ and our neighbors that we…

Dependable Word, the Bible

A Dependable Word

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- A Dependable Word – 1Tim.1:15 MSG – Here’s a word you can take to heart and depend on; Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. I’m proof – Public Sinner Number One… I came across a statistic one day that was staggering. Almost 70% of believers that come to church on any given Sunday, feel a lack of self-worth to come before God. The lack of self-worth comes from the struggle…

Thank You, Grateful

Make America Grateful Again

Our shared blog post today comes from Bert Fulks of Empty Stone Ministry.  Click any of the links herein to go straight to the blog. Yes, we are all rather “done” with politics and the arguing and the division amongst us.  This is not a political post, so no worries.  Again, we strive to offer blog posts that are refreshing and encourage you to dig deeper in your journey with Christ.   The blog we share today was written at the first of December last year just as we finished with Thanksgiving.  The author, Bert Fulks brings…

Reading the Bible

Being an Imitator of Christ

Guest Post by Richard Rogers.  Richard writes daily posts via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. As we all know, children are great imitators. What kids see and hear, they are going to copy in their speech and behavior. Children look to us for guidance and direction, and we need to be careful to portray positive images to them. An anonymous author once wrote, “Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate.” As Christians, we should also be great imitators! We should imitate the lifestyle of the greatest role model who ever walked the face…

Scripture Memorization

3 Steps to Scripture Memorization

Shared blog from Kathi Lipp’s website by her guest blogger, Kelsee Keitel. You likely know a lot of people who can recite passages of God’s word on the fly.  Some seem to be gifted in having a scripture they can recite for every situation in life.  Scripture memorization is something that I think all Christians want to be able to do, and for some it’s just difficult.  Let’s face it, there are days when a mom might walk from one room to the other and not remember why she was going to that room!  But we know that God’s…

Not Ashamed

Guilty By Association

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- Guilty By Association – Romans 1:16 NIV – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation… There will be times that you may be accused of something because of your connection or relation to the person that’s being accused or found to be guilty. That was Paul when he said “I am not ashamed of the Gospel”. How about you? If I’m accused of…

two people not getting along

Master of Peace

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- Master of Peace – 2Thess.3:16 MSG – May the Master of Peace Himself give you the gift of getting along with each other at all times, in all ways. May the Master be be truly among you! If we’re honest, we’ll admit, that we have a hard time getting along with some people. If we’re honest, we’ll admit, that we’re some times hard to get along with. Other people are not always the…

Man alone in sunset

Everything You Need

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- Everything You Need – 2Thess.1:2 MSG – Our God gives you everything you need, makes you everything you’re to be. Why is it that, just when we think we have everything we need, we find something else that we think we need? I think we often have a hard time defining what a need really is. I’ve seen people, including myself, that have felt like they needed something so bad and then after…

Rainbow and roadway

Meanwhile…

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- 2.Thess.2:13 MSG – Meanwhile, we’ve got our hands full continually thanking God for you, our good friends-so loved by God. You ever thought about “meanwhile” things before? “Meanwhile” is what goes on while some thing or some other things are going on. We don’t often think about God working in the meanwhile. We think that He’s not doing much while we’re all upset, worried, or afraid. We think that nothing is going…

cheerful woman

Cheerful

Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of  Tree of Life Ministries Pastor Kingrea writes “The Journey” posts daily via his Facebook page.  Follow him on Facebook here. The JOURNEY- Cheerful – 1Thess.5:15 – Be cheerful no matter what… 1 Thessalonians 5:15 — 15 Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.  —– New International Version (NIV) I’m a typically cheerful person. I really try to not let much in life determine who Christ is in me and wants to be through me but there are times when…