By Kelly Foster

I have been involved in women's ministry and teaching youth groups for many years. I hold a Master's degree in Christian Education from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Love People More Than God?

“Love God, Love People More” is a new phrase popping up on T-shirts and bumper stickers everywhere.   Emphasis is added on the word MORE as folks proudly boast this meaningful life lesson.  Actually, their words are belittling to God and His Word.  This phrase wreaks of humanism and self-righteousness.  Once again, people think they can out-god God. Scripture is clear on this issue.  The first four commandments instruct us how to honor our Holy Creator by loving and glorifying Him above anyone or anything. Exodus 20:2-7 states, “And God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out…

Election Day Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you that we can go to the polls and vote for our political leaders. Thank You for any God-fearing candidates who are on the ballots.  Give them wisdom and boldness to represent positions that support Your Word and Your Will. Help us to be good stewards with our financial resources so that we don’t selfishly burden future generations or other citizens by voting for candidates that promise short-term financial gain. Give us wisdom and discernment as we decipher the varying views and political rhetoric.  Open our eyes, so that we are not deceived by untruths and mischaracterizations…

Satan’s Teat

1 Peter 2:2-3 “Like newborn babies, thirst for the pure milk of the word so that by it you may grow in your salvation.  Surely you have tasted that the Lord is good!” Scripture encourages us to study God’s Word in order to grow in the Lord. Learning and applying God’s Word to our lives, strengthens our faith and our faithfulness.  Like newborn babies, our vision is not clear when we turn and grope the wrong teat.  Too often, we are satisfied with Satan’s teat.  It tastes good, feels good, and is readily available.  Satan’s teat of deception is anti-God…

The Forgotten

Stephen Paddock recently shocked the world when he gunned down defenseless attenders of a country music festival in Las Vegas.  He killed 58 people and injured another 546.  Pictures of Paddock have dominated the local and cable news stations for weeks.  He joins the ranks of Omar Saddiqui Mateen, Seung-Hui Cho, Adam Lanza and several other horrendous mass shooters in US history. These hideous crimes pale in comparison to Mao Tse-Tung, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, Kim II Sung and other brutal dictators who killed millions during their short time on earth. These wicked men seek glory and fame,…

The Real Walking Dead

For the past few years, there have been numerous shows and movies about Zombies.  The most prominent is AMC’s, The Walking Dead, which is going on its 8th season.  When people die, they turn into a zombie-like, dead man walking, also known as a “Walker” and immediately start seeking to devour the “Living” people.  Like the Zombie curse, sin entered this world through Adam.  As a result, all humanity is born under the curse of sin.  The Bible warns, “Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8).…

How to Finish the Race With Joy

The Apostle Paul described life as a race and declared that he had finished his race with joy.  How can we, like Paul, finish our race – our life with joy? Run your race with your eye on the prize – don’t compare your ministry to others.  As humans, our eyes can only focus in one direction. We can either focus straight ahead, up or down, left or right.  If we are running a race, our focus should be straight ahead, toward the finish line.  Runners who look elsewhere will slow down, stumble or get out of their lane (and…

Open My Eyes

Open my eyes Lord, help me to see.                                                                                             Blinded from birth, sin’s curse hides me My lids shut tightly, no glimpse of light Open my eyes Lord, if ever so slight Open my ears Lord,

Don’t Boast of Victory if You Haven’t Won the War

In the news and other media outlets, we are fed a daily dose of victorious boasts by radical Islamists and other unbelievers against Christians.  Moreover, current and future “victories” in the political arena by anti-Bible activists on social issues against religious liberties are loudly trumpeted. These bullying tactics remind me of a premature boasting by an enemy of God’s people in the Old Testament.  In 1 Kings 20 we learn of Ahab, King of Israel, being challenged…