Teachings

An Unexpected Miracle

An Unexpected Miracle

I went through a time where I was working out regularly in the gym with a very big, strong guy. I was determined to keep up with him and in doing so, I blew out my left knee lifting too much weight. My knee swelled up like a balloon. I was in agony. I finally…

Keeping Your Word

Keeping Your Word

Some time ago, I had my personal home on the market for sale. Two realtors came by to show the property. Both of their clients were interested. Shortly after they left, I received a call from one of the realtors asking if I would accept the full-price offer on the home. I said, “Yes, if…

God’s Heart vs. Man’s Heart

God’s Heart vs. Man’s Heart

There are many misconceptions in regard to the afterlife. Most people just don’t like to talk about death but the percentage of those who will die is 100% so the question is, “do you know where you will go after you die?” A lack of discussion contributes to a lack of knowledge so you could…

Standing for Truth

Standing for Truth

During my career in real estate, I received a phone call from one particular owner in the neighborhood where I sold homes. He wanted to interview me, along with a couple of other agents to list his home. He was the owner of a very large construction company in California. During the listing appointment, he…

The Way Back

The Way Back

Pilate was talking with Jesus just before he was pressured into condemning Him to death. Jesus told him that His kingdom was not of this world. Pilate asked Him if He was a king. Jesus said He was, and He continued, “To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the…

God Always Provides

God Always Provides

In my career, I have definitely experienced difficult times. There was one time in particular before I was married, when I was down to my last few dollars. I actually went through my house searching for coins and found about $50.00 worth of change. I proceeded to put all of the change in to rolls…

A Fresh Assignment

A Fresh Assignment

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?”  – Jeremiah 32:27 When we pray for a loved one, we hold the matter up to God in prayer, believing and expecting God to intervene and penetrate the heart of that person. Do we become weary and give up…

A Gift in Secret

A Gift in Secret

One evening, my wife and I had three couples over to our home for dinner. We lived in a small patio home, so the neighbor’s home was in close proximity to our home. During the course of the evening, we were all talking and then the phone rang. It was our neighbor, an elderly couple,…

Thoughts About The Election

Thoughts About The Election

As believers, how do we respond to the wave of disappointment, anger and confusion moving across this country in response to the election? If we identify ourselves as Christ followers, then we walk in the confidence that, “…all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.” (Rom….

The Impact of Faithfulness

The Impact of Faithfulness

During my real estate career, there was a realtor who sold homes in the same community as I. She was my competition and she made it clear that she didn’t like me, or any Christians. After a time, her husband died. She was an elderly woman by then so I decided to stop by her…