Show me the one, show me the way, help me to know just how to share the love You gave.

Look around you! There is probably someone who could use some love! All too often, we find ourselves surrounded by people who are going through some difficult times. Perhaps you are! Whether it's unemployment, family problems, health problems, depression, loneliness, or whatever, all of us would like some relief from what we are going through. We need to see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

And there is! The Light of Lights, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, is willing and more than able to lift us from our darkness, into His pure and safe haven of light. He promises His love and presence to heal and deliver, to strengthen and help, all those who call on Him.

Like the beam from the mighty lighthouse, that directs ships safely back to harbor, His Light is there to show us the way to Him, for Jesus is truly the Way, the Truth and the Life.

It is my prayer that this site encourages you to reflect His light to those around you who need to know Him. Let Him use you to share His love. And as you embark on this remarkable journey, please share your experiences so that all of us can grow together in our quest to reach all the world, lest anyone should perish.

May God richly bless you!

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16

Saturday, November 29, 2014

How Is Your Love Life?

I was thinking about love. We know there are many types of love: God's love, romantic love, kindred love and more. The love that I was chewing on was the love that people have for each other, and looking at today's cultural climate, it is looking like it is dysfunctional, to say the least! But the Bible did warn us about that, didn't it? In the last days, Jesus said the love of many will grow cold. (Matthew 24:12) People will be lovers of their own selves, becoming the motivation for everything they do! If things (and people) don't benefit themselves, then out the door they go!
I believe we all know the Bible has so much to say about love. From the very beginning, He gave us His love. For He demonstrated His own love for us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) And He tells us to love one another as He has loved us. So... why is this hard for some of us to do?
As a born-again Christian, I know that the love I am to give to others is not the love I can manufacture myself. I can not make myself love someone, especially if that person has hurt me. I may think I can, and I can try. But it still falls short of the deep love God calls me to have for others. Let's face it: some people are just difficult to love! But...
Jesus told us to abide in Him, and He will abide in us. Maintaining an intimate, close relationship with Him is vital for our love life. It is only through being filled with the Holy Spirit can we exhibit its fruit: love. We cannot imitate His love without Him loving through us. It is only through Jesus that we can love others the way we are called to do.
So... stop trying to love others on your own strength. And start relying on the Holy Spirit to allow that love to flow out. It will be a much purer, sweeter love that will change the world! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Wings Of God's Love

I love to watch eagles fly, and this past winter was fortunate enough to be one of thousands of viewers to watch a pair of eagles from the Hayes, near Pittsburgh area, raise their three eaglets. The cam was installed on a tree about thirty feet away from the massive nest, allowing us to observe all that went on. I will always remember the night when an icy blizzard came, and the Dad eagle flew into the nest to cuddle with the Mom eagle and their small eaglets. What love! What an inspiration for us humans on how to be loving, responsible parents to our children. God had instilled that in them. Through all the storms they all survived. And now, they are preparing for another brood.
I have read somewhere that when eagles fly, they like to fly very high where the wind currents are strong. This way, they can just ride the wind, hardly needing to flap their wings. They just soar effortlessly. A storm may be brewing below, but by flying above it, they aren't affected. There is calmness above a storm.
Years ago, I wrote a song about this, relating it to the storms we have to face in our lives.
The Wings of Your Love
Feel the wind blow, I can feel the wind blow.
Changing the landscape of my soul.
I will not fear, though the mountains be moved.
You are my refuge and I trust in You.
I will rise like an eagle on the wings of Your love.
With power You'll take me to places above.
I will soar through the tempest and pass through the storms.
I will rise like an eagle... on the wings of Your love.
The stronger the wind, the higher I'll fly.
You are the Master of the wide open sky.
You'll guide me and take me through life's many turns.
With peace I will follow on the wings of Your love.
I will rise like an eagle on the wings of Your love.
With power You'll take me to places above.
I will soar through the tempest and pass through the storms.
I will rise like an eagle... on the wings of Your love. 
God is truly the Master of it all, and when we place our trust in Him, He will help us to maneuver through all that we face, both good and bad. When we desire to be in His will, when we seek Him and when we truly believe that "in all things God works for the good of those who love Him" (Romans 8:28) then we need not fear where life will take us. He provides the wings of His love for us to soar in the wind of  the Holy Spirit. Fly high above the storms!