Where Does My Strength Come From?

Not spinach, but the Spirit of God “I pray that out of (God’s) glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being.” (Ephesians 3:16, NIV) Lessons from Popeye, the Sailor Man I was obsessed, as a kid, with the cartoon character Popeye. This man of the sea captivated myContinue reading “Where Does My Strength Come From?”

Hammer and Nails

My dad could fix anything, almost. Listen to my podcast of this devotion here. “…having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; (Jesus) has taken it away, nailing it to the cross” (Colossians 2:14, NIV). From my childhood perspective, my dad could fix anything.  A carpenter by tradeContinue reading “Hammer and Nails”

Dead as a Doornail

“As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins…” (Ephesians 2:1, NIV). There are many expressions used to describe death. The more polite and appropriate ones include “at rest” and “departed”. Among the more insensitive are “pushing up daisies”, “bought the farm”, and “six feet under”. One of the expressions for death IContinue reading “Dead as a Doornail”

To Live and To Die

“…to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21, NIV). In his bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey offers several best practices of leadership. Principles such as “Be Proactive”, “Begin With the End in Mind”, and “Sharpen the Saw” instruct the reader on how to excel inContinue reading “To Live and To Die”