How to Press into the Presence of God

How to Press into the Presence of God

Two snail toys, two pencils, a slinky, assorted Lego pieces, a receipt, a plastic bag, a leaf, two marbles, a plastic toy soldier . . . all these and more I have found today as I sweep the cracks and crevices of my house in my weekly cleaning ritual. Now don’t get me wrong, I do light sweeping several times a week for things I can clearly see, but

How to Let Go of the Past That is Holding You Back!

How to Let Go of the Past That is Holding You Back!

Recently, while sitting in the doctor’s office waiting for my son’s turn to be seen, I began to examine my key chain. Every time I’m in the waiting room, I examine something different. One time the ceiling tiles, another the floorboards... I’ve been told by many people that life with me is crazy, fast-paced, and exciting… but I digress.   The

Make 2019 the Best Year of Your Life!

Make 2019 the Best Year of Your Life!

2019 is now upon us. It’s hard to believe that 2018 is already a thing of the past. When I was a teenager a much older person once told me, “The older you get, the quicker it seems that time passes.” I can definitely say, without a doubt that is true. So, let me ask you this question: In 2018 what significant things have you done . . . for God?

Who’s Your TRUE Daddy?

Who’s Your TRUE Daddy?

“OH YEAH! That’s right! I’m going to college for FREE!” I came into the living room of our home in time to see my son gleefully dancing as if he’d won the lottery. Before I even had a chance to ask why he was so ecstatic, he blurted out, “Daddy, did you know that Mama is part Jewish?!” I am Puerto Rican, so by definition I—and he and his sister, by

How to Escape the Disaster of Despair

How to Escape the Disaster of Despair

A new study, according to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, shows that life expectancy in the United States declined for the second year in a row. The new average life expectancy for Americans is 78.7 years, which puts the U.S. behind other developed nations. So why has the U.S., a global leader in the length of life for its citizens

The Twins, the Tower, and the Truth

The Twins, the Tower, and the Truth

The Twins In late November 2018, a Chinese researcher claimed that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born in November 2018 whose DNA, he said, he altered with a powerful new tool called CRISPR-cas9, capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.[1]   Most of the scientific community, who do what he does,

Christmas, Chaos, and the Christ

Christmas, Chaos, and the Christ

During this time of the year: Thanksgiving and especially Christmas—“The Holidays”—there are numerous people who feel a deep despairing sense of depression, hopelessness, and helplessness. As a Christian, this is the most opportune time for me to share the Gospel with them. People minds, hearts, and souls have been pounded into submission—marinated

How Many Times Have I Told You?!

How Many Times Have I Told You?!

Introduction During my life, my parents would always tell me: “how many times have I told you...?!” These words would always follow me doing or saying something that I already knew I shouldn’t have done or said. My parents had trained and taught me the correct way, but I was a super knucklehead and didn’t pay attention, thinking I knew better—it ne

Worn, But Not Used

Worn, But Not Used

Walking out of grocery store today, I saw a bunch of people wearing jackets but they weren’t zipped or buttoned up; in fact I saw many people trying to hold their jacket together at the top with their hand in a vain attempt to close it against the bitter cold and wind of our Georgia fall weather. They were wearing their jackets and coats but they w