Worry Free Zone

Worry Free Zone

My grandmother, “Nana Marta”, would watch me when my mother (a teacher at the Assyrian Christian School in Baghdad) was working. Nana Marta would be make quilts for the family, and I would help her by threading her needles. She would say I had sharp eyes....
Don’t Worry, Pray and Have Peace

Don’t Worry, Pray and Have Peace

One of the games children play with each other is to compare their dads. “My daddy can do anything!” “He can beat your dad!” “My dad can jump from the roof of the house down” – and so on. Child sociologists say the children...
Stick To It, Friend

Stick To It, Friend

Philippians 3:10-14 Many people think, “if I only have a vision, I will accomplish a lot in my life.” Visions, plans and dreams are all good, but there will be challenges along the way. You must have “stick-to-it-ness” to get it accomplished … (stay...
Painting Clouds With a Silvery Lining

Painting Clouds With a Silvery Lining

Philippians 3:7-11 It is normal, when dark clouds come, that we get afraid. We alter our plans, and we look for cover. When we read the Word, how do we find joy in the midst of suffrage? To us, Christians this is a strange thought. We tend to think life will be easy,...
Be Who You Are

Be Who You Are

Philippians 2:12-13 Philippians V. 12b “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. ” Some think that after we put our trust in Christ we are not fully secure in our salvation. We must work to insure our place in heaven. The Bible is very clear...
Bondservant Rule

Bondservant Rule

Philippians 2:5-7 “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation. Taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of...
Trouble-Free Life

Trouble-Free Life

Philippians 1:13-25 If you could map out your life, would it be a carefree life, no speedbumps? OF COURSE, IT WOULD BE! But, only God can plan a life without circumstances. My mother would say America is a step away from heaven. (Perspective, huh?). Only God, in His...
Living In Spite of Our Troubles

Living In Spite of Our Troubles

Philippians 1:12-18 Billy Graham told a story of a bedridden, elderly woman who gave $5 every month out of her Social Security check to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Ministry. When asked about giving to the Ministry, she said, “I might be in bed, but I have long...
Prayer With a Punch

Prayer With a Punch

 Philippians 1:7-11  General prayers like “God take care of everyone in the world” and “God bless all the missionaries” are lazy prayers. It’s a prayer without an investment. Did you really mean that? General prayers don’t bring Glory to...