Are You A CEO? Conquered or Only Subdued?

God is looking for CEOs – CEO’s of the CONQUERING business. Conquering Evil Officers. He doesn’t want the half-hearted, half committed. He wants CEOs. In the Chronicles of the kings of Israel, a few incidents stand out to give us some powerful lessons about conquest. Israel had enemies, however their worst enemies weren’t on the … [Read more…]

Follow Me: A Goat Lesson

We all like independence. But would you follow someone if you knew your life depended on it? I think I would! And that is right where Baby Goat is. We have a short nature video today that will help you appreciate how critical it can be to follow. Precarious treading! It is a lesson FULL … [Read more…]

Catch Up or KEEP Up?

There is a saying that it is easier to KEEP up than to CATCH up. We’ve all had to play “catch-up” at one time or another, and it isn’t easy. Perhaps we took time off work, and when we came back we found it really hard to “catch up.” Or we were sick and missed … [Read more…]

Negative Can Be Positive

We hear all the time about the importance of being positive. True enough, we see it in the Scriptures. “Joy” is a fruit of the spirit. Paul said Galatians 5:22 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, He said it again about his own sufferings. 2 Corinthians 7:4 … [Read more…]

How Much Is Enough?

The answer to this question depends on the subject. Here it is rabbit food. Brother Steve’s family includes a rabbit. Here are a couple of photos, showing the rabbit’s hutch and dining accommodations. You see the rabbit’s very adequate supply of food here, and there is more food in the form of greens to the … [Read more…]

Chosen to Serve

God is selective. We see it all through the Scriptures. Whenever He made a choice, He had a specific purpose in view. He wasn’t taking just anyone, He was choosing according to His plan and the service He needed. One of His earliest choices was the nation of Israel. We might think, what a choice! … [Read more…]

Why Troubled?

Often in Scripture the Christian life is pictured as a life of joy, delight, contentment. Proverbs 21:15  15It is a joy for the just to do justice, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. Again, Psalm 119:16  16I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. There is very … [Read more…]

Turn Right and Go Straight

“Which way to Sylvan Lane?” a young traveler inquired of a neighborhood storekeeper in pre-GPS days. “Turn right at the next corner, and go straight, you’ll run right into it. You can’t miss it.” Sometimes, though, these “can’t miss it” directions have been missed in the bewildering maze that showed up when one turned right. … [Read more…]

Three Enemies of Faith

Every good thing has enemies of one sort or another. Whether it is in the world, in the garden, on the job, there are always enemies. Faith is especially vulnerable. Protect it, guard it, support it, there will still be enemies to attack. Paul put it right to the point when he said, 1 Timothy … [Read more…]

Down with Pride

Every one needs self-worth. We need to have worth both to ourselves and to others. But there is a difference between life having “worth” and the “I” disease of the Pharisee in Jesus’ parable. What is the simplest lesson about the end of self-exalting pride from Proverbs? Proverbs 16:1818Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty … [Read more…]