God be merciful to me a sinner.

9 And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other menContinue reading “God be merciful to me a sinner.”

Reasonable Service

What does it mean to offer yourself as a living sacrifice? In the context of Romans 12, I think it means that we are to sacrifice our sense of self-importance for the sake of serving the brethren in Christ. Our natural mind can be one of self-preservation to the exclusion of caring for the needsContinue reading “Reasonable Service”

1 Timothy 6: Trust Not in Uncertain Riches

6 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakersContinue reading “1 Timothy 6: Trust Not in Uncertain Riches”

It’s Hard Not to Look Back

57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 59 And heContinue reading “It’s Hard Not to Look Back”

Practice Thanksgiving

“I thank you, Father.” This is something Jesus said a lot. Life is hard. Trials are hard. Service to our Lord, which is to live a God-fearing Christian life first and foremost, can be hard. I’ve been practicing saying, “Thank you, Lord.” It helps a lot. I am prone to complaining, self-pity, fear, and feelingContinue reading “Practice Thanksgiving”

Psalm 56: In God We Trust

In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Psalm 56 Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me. 2 Mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, O thou mostContinue reading “Psalm 56: In God We Trust”

Virtues and Vices: A Guided Exercise for Christians

What are your core virtues? What are God’s virtues? What are the virtues of this age that the world tries to impose on you? Similarly, what are your vices that hinder you from keeping to the core virtues that you value and those that God values? This world has its own moral code–its religion ofContinue reading “Virtues and Vices: A Guided Exercise for Christians”

Being a Mom is the Best!

When I was newly married, I did not give much thought to having children. In-fact, we decided that we were not going to have children. I’m not sure why my husband did not want children, but I know why I didn’t. There were a few reasons. One, I had no idea how to be aContinue reading “Being a Mom is the Best!”

Jesus Hears the Cries Muffled by all the “Boys Who Cried, Wolf” — A Letter to all Overlooked true Victims of the World.

There is a strange phenomena that seems to be happening today. It is true that for many, especially among the political left, victimhood has become a sort of “social currency” that is used to gain leverage and power over others. There is also an onslaught of fake claims of victimhood, oppression, racism, bigotry, chauvinism, andContinue reading “Jesus Hears the Cries Muffled by all the “Boys Who Cried, Wolf” — A Letter to all Overlooked true Victims of the World.”