The Forest and the Trees: Why God Doesn’t Define you by your Mistakes

The Forest and the Trees: Why God Doesn’t Define you by your Mistakes

Seeing Things as God Sees Hebrews 11:1 provides the most concise yet comprehensive definition for “faith” in the entire Bible:   Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. (NASB).   Over the years, I have heard many alternative definitions. With rare exceptions, none of them contradicted the aforeme

How Did Christ Overcome Temptation?

How Did Christ Overcome Temptation?

Satan Cannot Compel to Sin The tempter thought to take advantage of Christ's humanity, and urge Him to presumption. But while Satan can solicit, he cannot compel to sin. He said to Jesus, “Cast Thyself down,” knowing that he could not cast Him down; for God would interpose to deliver Him. Nor could Satan force Jesus to cast Himself down. Unless Chr

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

The Adventist Way to Financial Success, Part 3: Seven Key Factors that Produce Real Wealth

The Adventist Way to Financial Success, Part 3: Seven Key Factors that Produce Real Wealth

To begin traveling on the road to financial independence, if there is one skill or mental ability that I would like you to develop, it is this: The ability to sketch out on a blank piece of paper precisely where you are financially, where you want to be eventually, and then I can help you find multiple pathways there. The second ability is self-dis

What is the Purpose of Education?

What is the Purpose of Education?

True Education: A Broader Scope   Our ideas of education take too narrow and too low a range. There is need of a broader scope, a higher aim. True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is.   It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of