Do Circumstances Dictate Your Character?

character and circumstances
Examining the role that certain circumstances play in shaping who we are and exploring new means of reconditioning our character through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.


The Correlation Between Character And Circumstance

About 30 years ago I recall sitting in a Bible class that my friend and mentor was teaching. He made the statement that ‘anyone would commit any sin given the right circumstances.’ Wow! That statement struck me like a lightning bolt.

Single for Christmas? How to Survive Questions from the Family

Still Single for Christmas?

Single for Christmas?  Another Christmas is upon us. You’ll likely be traveling to be with family and extended family during the holidays. If you’re single the dreaded questions about your singleness no doubt will be asked by one of your family members. Likely by more than one, to be honest. Especially by Aunt Mabel.

So, how to survive the interrogation about being single for Christmas? Andrew Hess, research associate for Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family, has a created his Top Ten list of “Ways to Dodge Questions About Singleness This Christmas“.

The Perfect Gift for Your Single Christian Friends


gift membership
Know a single Christian and are having trouble thinking of a great gift for them? Something that is different and unique – something they aren’t likely to get from anyone else? A gift that can actually help them in their life journey?

Ok, how about introducing them to thousands and thousands of other singles who share their same Christian beliefs and values? Yep, you can do that.

Snow Or Snow Job?

sin and how to make it right
Pastor Jim discusses the importance of recognizing our sin and giving it over to God to make us clean and pure again, just like fresh fallen snow!


Let It Snow, Let It Snow…

Snow presents some interesting comparisons for our consideration. I heard someone share on the radio this week that snow is an equalizer. It makes everything appear beautiful. No matter what lies underneath, it blots out the ugly and presents a picture that can make artists become famous when they capture it on canvas.

The Biggest Voice: When God talks to you.

internal voice
Everyone has an internal voice that we hear in our heads daily. The question is, is this a positive or negative voice? Pastor Jim explores this issue and provides advice on how to interpret that voice within.


Your Internal Voice

You and I have it and we have heard it over and over again. No matter how much noise may be exploding around us, we never have any trouble hearing it clearly. It is our internal voice and it carries on a dialogue with us every waking moment. The question is not if we hear this voice, but what is the voice saying?

Love: Have You Found It?

looking for love
Wondering why you haven’t found love yet? Pastor Jim explores the some of the possible reasons you haven’t found ‘it’ yet, and what might be standing in your way.


Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

If you have not found what you are looking for, one strong consideration is that you are looking in the wrong places, or you do not really know what you are looking for love to find it.

God’s PathThe Shortest Distance

god's path
Enjoying the journey of life with God, rather than focusing only on the destination. Finding God’s path for your life.


What Type of Path Are You On?

The saying goes that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. It might work in math but it certainly does not work in life. The distance between two points in one’s life is more like a zigzag or spiral with both ups and downs. The myth is that one can pick a point and go straight to it!