Category Archives: Scriptural Principles

The Blessing ~ Part Five

When you think about favor, it’s generally associated with receiving good things.  Like, if you received favor from a teacher in school, you might have a chance for a longer lunch period, extra credit points or an exception in submitting a late assignment.  Favor from your boss might mean a choice office space, more benefits […]

The Blessing ~ Part Three

I was in marching band in high school.  Besides playing pep music and providing entertainment during halftime of the Friday night football games, the Lexington High School Band was also assigned the anchor position in the small-town Christmas parade every December.  I always looked forward to the final event of the marching season that led […]

The Blessing ~ Part Two

Gates were crucial to the protection of ancient societies. Trustworthy guards were commonly stationed at the entrance to a city to maintain constant vigil against wild beasts or invading armies.  A watchful and alert gatekeeper was the first line of defense for vulnerable citizens.  One who was lax in his duties could bring about the […]

Reason to Celebrate

This Sunday the calendar reminds us that it’s Easter, but with churches closed, large gatherings prohibited, and a vast majority of our population sequestered at home, celebrating seems somehow out of place. I mean, why bother, right? Especially when we’re inundated by real concerns about what’s going on in the world and dire predictions on […]

Repeated Rejoicing

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.  Philippians 4:4 Periods of prosperity make it easy for us to be happy, hopeful and content. Those good times often trick us into believing that we are faithfully following Paul’s instructions to ‘rejoice in the Lord.’  But are we really doing what the scripture says if joy is our response only when […]