Relentless Love

Hosea 3:1-5 1Then the LORD said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” 2So I bought her for myself for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer […]

The Macedonian Call

Acts 16:6-10 6They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia; 7and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them; 8and passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas. 9A […]

God’s Restoring Love

Hosea 2:2-23 2“Contend with your mother, contend, For she is not my wife, and I am not her husband; And let her put away her harlotry from her face And her adultery from between her breasts, 3Or I will strip her naked And expose her as on the day when she was born. I will […]

Unfailing Love

Hosea 1:1-2:1 1The word of the LORD which came to Hosea the son of Beeri, during the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and during the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel. 2When the LORD first spoke through Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea, “Go, take to […]


Matthew 9:18-26 18While He was saying these things to them, a synagogue official came and bowed down before Him, and said, “My daughter has just died; but come and lay Your hand on her, and she will live.” 19Jesus got up and began to follow him, and so did His disciples. 20And a woman who […]


Now What?

1 Peter 1:13-21 13Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, 15but like the Holy One who called […]

Encouraging Thoughts on Prayer

Here are the eight things for which I (Mike) pray for my children and grandchildren:

1. That they would love God more than I do.
2. That they would have a burden for the lost.
3. That they would have a hunger for God‘s word.
4. That God would protect them from their peers.
5. That God would prepare a spouse for them to take them to their highest spiritual potential.
6. That God would keep them pure until they find that spouse.
7. That if God is pleased to use them in full-time Christian service, that he would. But if not, that they would be impact Christians.
8. That God would save my unborn descendants.

God’s Plan for Your Pain

1 Peter 1:6-12 6In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, 7so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor […]

Not Home Yet

1 Peter 1:1-5 1Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,To those who reside as aliens, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, who are chosen 2according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, by the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with His blood: May grace and peace be […]