Saturday, May 27, 2017

Marriner’s Moment

Most of us can thank our mothers for the faith that we have today. Many of us have had the privilege and blessing of watching our mothers and surrogate mothers read the bible and engage in prayer. Some of us hold dear to our hearts, memories of them teaching us Scripture, or praying with us […]

Paul wrote to Timothy, “I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.” (2 Timothy 1:5) The sincere faith Timothy experienced was a result of being raised by a godly mother and a godly grandmother. While […]

Most of us don’t have to read the bible to learn about the faithfulness of mothers. We all know the stories of Hannah, Mary (Jesus’ mother) and a host of other courageous, faithful and praying mothers in the Bible. Many of us – myself included – know first-hand that were it not for the prayers […]

How many times have we witnessed strong, buffed-up athletes on television and during the interview we see them wave and say, ‘Hi Mom! I love you!’ No matter how old we are or what station in life we find ourselves, mothers always hold a special place in our hearts. It’s been said that a mother […]

Christ’s act of kindness to save mankind is the ultimate gift of love and sacrifice. There is nothing we can do to deserve that sacrificial love, but there are many things we can do to show our appreciation. We can demonstrate that we love Christ by making a conscious effort to get to know Him […]

As we reflect on Christ’s act of kindness this month, we also celebrate the resurrection and ultimate sacrifice that Christ made to save mankind; a sacrifice of which none of us is worthy. During this time of reflection and commemoration, perhaps we should evaluate ourselves, our relationship with others, and particularly our relationship with Christ. […]

A while back, there was a news story about how some 400 people who visited a Starbucks’ drive-thru were shown acts of kindness thanks to one stranger who paid for another’s caramel macchiato at 7 a.m. According to the news report, this one random act of kindness kick-started a pay-it-forward chain that lasted until 6 […]

Making a difference matters. When we hear about the world’s challenges, making a difference can appear to be a lofty and unachievable goal, but it’s not. For too long, too many of us have ‘played church.’ It’s time now to BE THE CHURCH. We must not just say we love God, but show that we […]

Whether you support him or not, one of the most poignant charges former President Barack Obama issued in his farewell address was this: “… whether you’re young or young at heart, I do have one final ask of you as your President … I am asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring […]

Each of us has the power to make in difference in our life and the lives of others. We also have a responsibility to pay in forward. The manner in which we decide to pay it forward may vary. Some of us don’t have the time or resources to make a huge or time-consuming difference, […]