Shelby Bottoms Greenway

This is a bike trail in Nashville, Tennessee. We were there recently and parked at Two Rivers park across from the Grand Ole Opry house and Opry Mills shopping center. We crossed the Cumberland river on a very nice walking bridge with nice views of the river and city. We continued after a steep winding… Continue reading Shelby Bottoms Greenway

You Are Not Alone

"Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life." (John 5: 24). Can you accept these words of Yeshua? Do you trust Him? Is this your destiny? Do you see any requirement in… Continue reading You Are Not Alone

Trial By Accusation

The enemies of America and freedom, truth, and justice have determined that the means they have chosen are justified, though they are filled with misrepresentation, distortion and flat out lies. These smear campaigns conducted in and by the media scare the timid into withdrawal and often destroy the good name of those who choose to… Continue reading Trial By Accusation

Attempted History Revision

It was immediately after an NFL playoff game, the numerous cameras were scouring the crowd of players, media reporters, officials and staff who poured over the field. I can imagine the camera director barking orders to cut from camera to camera. "Zoom in on Belichick's face," capture that anger. "Ok, the Head Coaches are meeting,… Continue reading Attempted History Revision

Political Pollution

Political pollution is spreading all around our society, no longer contained in election cycles. It has seeped into sports and now the weather reports are getting littered with political crud. What can we do about this uncontained refuse that spoils all it touches. It is like an oily substance covering areas and choking out life.… Continue reading Political Pollution

Word Power

Saul was zealous for God and considered persecuting followers of Yeshua God's work. Yeshua met him on his journey and said, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" (Acts 9: 4). Paul might have answered, "As a service to God, I'm persecuting the followers of Yeshua, whom I consider to be in opposition to the… Continue reading Word Power

Spiritual Testimony

On Thursday, September 26, 2019 the 700 Club TV show aired an account of a woman who had an abortion when she was in her early twenties.  The doctor told her an abortion was possible, but it would by very painful as she would have to deliver the baby. Afterwards the memory was painful and… Continue reading Spiritual Testimony

Spiritual Sight

Yeshua gave all He had in pursuit of God's will.  This includes in His conversation with the woman at the well and as He traveled around Israel, healing, delivering, teaching, prophecying, confronting a few, being rejected by many, loving completely in every circumstance.  He kept nothing for Himself and abandoned completely every aspect of His… Continue reading Spiritual Sight

The Father’s Heart

It may seem arrogant at first, but God has not hidden Himself from His children.  He revealed Himself as fully as possible in human form through Yeshua Messiah.  His words endure through the generations and His lovingkindness and mercy is new every morning.  If you are a Believer you can know the heart of God.… Continue reading The Father’s Heart

How to Bless a Believer

"The Lord said to Moses, 'Tell Aaron and his sons, This is how you are to bless the Israelites.  Say to them: The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.'  So they… Continue reading How to Bless a Believer

In the Depths of Your Heart

Think of all the years of your life, the months and weeks that measure your growth physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Then scan the range of your memories from childhood till now, the events that have made you who you are, your education, relationships, vacations, holidays, achievements, your greatest triumps and the agony of your defeats,… Continue reading In the Depths of Your Heart

Church Growth

This is a topic of keen interest to church leaders.  Church growth is seen by some as an indication of God's favor, doing church right, and/or that the preacher is effective.  Various leaders offer advice and books at conferences promoting church growth.  I've seen Christian businessmen propose various organizational strategies intended to facilitate church growth.… Continue reading Church Growth

Is This Between Me and God?

In certain of life's situations we may ask this question?  It is likely a good question to ask, even before we become desparate or disappointed?  During Gideon's days Israel was under extreme oppression from rival nations.  An angel appeared to Gideon saying, " 'Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian's… Continue reading Is This Between Me and God?

Heaven’s Superstars

I've watched many people in the music industry and it is interesting to see how some went on to great commercial success, while others remain largely unknown, even though they had more natural talent and ability.  I've heard it said about actors as well, that commercial success depends more on a chance meeting or fortunate… Continue reading Heaven’s Superstars

The Sensitivity of the Spirit

This is the title of a book by R. T. Kendall, including, "Learning to Stay in the Flow of God's Direction."  The Holy Spirit is my fascination, He captivates and seldom leaves my consideration, perspective, and longing.  I believe the Holy Spirit is active in the congregation of Believers on earth ever since Yeshua ascended… Continue reading The Sensitivity of the Spirit

Helping God Get It Done

If this were possible, has it actually been attempted?  In the Bible there are several examples: ▪ Sarah gave her servant to Abraham has a means of fulfilling God's promise that he would have descendants. (Gen 16: 1-4). ▪ Moses killed an abusive Egyptian when he joined his Hebrew people's struggle for freedom considering his… Continue reading Helping God Get It Done

The Greatest Whine

I saw a little of a TV show regarding Hank Aaron, baseball's career home run record holder until Barry Bonds passed his total in 2007.  It was describing Aaron's team, the Atlanta Braves, during the period as he was closing in on the record of 714 homeruns long held by Babe Ruth. Images of a… Continue reading The Greatest Whine

Healing By Faith

"Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon.  Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her.  So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her.  She got up at once and began to wait on them." (Luke 4: 38-39).  Who… Continue reading Healing By Faith

God’s Prophets

Many are named in the Bible.  The greatest among men was John, the Baptist, perhaps because he best prepared the people for Yeshua's appearance and was closest to Him.  Anything which is more closely related to Yeshua is greater than other things, because Yeshua is supreme over all creation. (Col. 1: 18).  You could invent… Continue reading God’s Prophets

Intercession and Forgiveness

We have a great privilege to be intercessors for others.  To Intercede means to make petition in behalf of another.  We see the prophet Daniel making intercession in prayer, "While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for… Continue reading Intercession and Forgiveness

Perfect Infinite Love

We know love from our beginning as infants, without it we die.  The Soviets discovered this when they withheld critically significant physical contact from babies in State orphanages.  The babies were fed, kept clean and warm, but they were not held and cuddled in a mothers arms, so they died in mass.  We grow in… Continue reading Perfect Infinite Love

More of Yeshua

As much as we know of and about Yeshua's life and message, Believers yearn to know more of Him.  This is the power and mission of the Holy Spirit to reveal Yeshua in Spiritual dimensions.  That's what we have with our family and close friends, a spiritual connection across generations, forged from shared life experiences,… Continue reading More of Yeshua

God’s Test and Ours

Steel is formulated from iron and carbon in a process with extreme heat to produce properties of hardness and strength. When it is tempered it will bend without breaking.  It is tested to ensure that the process has achieved it's purpose.  We are God's handiwork according to His design and Sovereign will.  The processes used… Continue reading God’s Test and Ours

Complete Ruin Total Depravity

I had a conversation with my friend who was telling me about his neighbor that was caught up in the liberal socialism of today's radical politicians and media.  He expressed wonder at how this man could promote such radical impossible ideas. I listened, then suggested he ask his neighbor whether he considered himself to be… Continue reading Complete Ruin Total Depravity

Stress of Distress

Stress is pressure, heavy concern, the weight of responsibility, duty or circumstances.  As it builds there can be a corresponding breakdown reflected in a weak area of ourselves, body, soul, and spirit.  When it hits our body we take specific notice. Scripture gives many illustrations, this one was appropriately met.  "David's two wives had been… Continue reading Stress of Distress