Afflictions – A Poem by Kristen Sykes

AFFLICTIONS   These light and momentary afflictions    –Sorrows, losses, tears, addictions— Are earning for us an eternal weight of glory    –Hold on darling, it’s not the end of the story—   The path of the pilgrim is hard … Continue reading

God the Worker -He Never Stops Working to Make Us More Like Jesus Christ

Dear Friends,  “But Jesus answered them, “My Father has been working until now [He has never ceased working], and I too am working.” (John 5:17)  God rested on the seventh day after He created the world and mankind (Genesis 1-2) … Continue reading

“Free at Last! Free at Last! Thank God Almighty, I’m Free at Last!”

Dear Friends, This powerful dream and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the heart cry of the apostle Paul regarding our deliverance from our old, cruel master – sin, to our new, good Master – God. “Don’t you … Continue reading

Who are You? You are God’s Beloved Child in Whom He Delights

Dear Friends,   Sheila Walsh, former co-host of The 700 Club, talks about her battle with depression and suicidal thoughts. She had forgotten her true identity as a daughter of the King of kings. Watch this10 minute video of her … Continue reading

God’s End Time Plan for the Nation of Israel “I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse.” Genesis 12:3

Dear Friends,   “And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” (Zechariah 12:9) Why is the world so divided over the tiny nation of Israel not much larger than the state … Continue reading


WHY HAVE JEWISH PEOPLE BEEN SO HATED AND PERSECUTED THROUGH THE CENTURIES? ANTI-SEMITISM WILL ONLY END AND FINALLY END IN THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM “And in that day I will set about to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” … Continue reading

“My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.”

Dear Friends,   Part of Kristen’s and my annual Christmas tradition is to watch The Nativity Story with Keisha Castle-Hughes as Mary and Oscar Isaac as Joseph which was released in 2006. We highly recommend it to you. If you … Continue reading

The Just Shall Live by Faith-Clinging to God and His Word When His Ways are Mysterious

Dear Friends,   In the short but poignant message from the prophet Habakkuk (his name means, to embrace or cling to) we learn a powerful message on how we who have been saved and justified (the just/those declared righteous by … Continue reading

Nothing is More Relevant than the Eternal – The Ultimate Deliverance from the Ultimate Calamity

Dear Friends,                                                               With the recent devastation and loss of lives in Texas, Florida and the Islands from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the forest fires out west and earthquakes in Mexico, many people are asking, what is … Continue reading

Why God? Insights and Lessons from the Life of Job

Dear Friends, It has been over 30 years now since I heard the testimony from a man who lost his wife and two of his children in an automobile accident when vacationing overseas. Sometime after the tragedy he had it … Continue reading

God’s Purposes in Trials and the Blessing of Responding in Faith and Obedience – James 1:2-5; 12

Dear Friends, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, … Continue reading

“Looking for love in all the wrong places”? No! Man is looking for autonomy and control in all the wrong ways. Genesis 3:1-6

Dear Friends, “Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” … Continue reading

Sacrifice and Glory

Dear Friends, Sacrifice and Glory. “Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.” (John 12:27-28 28 ) “Yes, they … Continue reading

“Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth.” Psalm 73:25

Dear Friends, As we grow closer to the Lord we grow in a greater awareness of our need for His grace and power to enable us to please Him and glorify Him even as Jesus the Perfect Man always did. … Continue reading

You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve

Dear Friends, “Suddenly Faramir stirred, and he opened his eyes, and he looked on Aragorn (a picture of Jesus Christ as King of kings) who bent over him; and a light of knowledge and love was kindled in his eyes, … Continue reading

The Protecting and Purifying Love of God for His Beloved

Dear Friends, “For you shall not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” (Exodus 34:14) Last month we looked at God’s passionate desire and relentless pursuit of us. When we’re lost He … Continue reading