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by MJohnson

Surrender hardly seems powerful. The concept is counter-intuitive. Surely, we have to be in charge—in control and on top of things! This is power. But, is it really? And, how enduring is such power? We can all think of those who once were on top of things only to have things crumble and fall apart […]

Your Enemies Can’t Swim

by Matthew Myles, Sr

I asked God” why have you taken me through troubled waters?” He replied, ” Because your enemies can’t swim!!! Mark 5:13 “And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) […]

God Is Still In Control

by Larry Johnson

Life feels like trigonometry sometimes, doesn’t it? It just gets so complicated, and nothing seems to add up. But if you will start with the foundational truth that God is sovereign and that He providentially arranges things to accomplish His goal, then you have laid a foundation through which to view, understand and accept the […]

God My Exceeding Joy

by Larry Johnson

Think about the joy you experience when you master something for the first time. Perhaps you learned a foreign language well enough to finally be able to communicate with native speakers in another country. Or you put in mile after mile and finally crossed the finish line of a marathon. Maybe you’ve been trying for […]

A Faith Check

by Larry Johnson

When the people of Israel grumbled against Moses, they were really grumbling against God. More than likely, none would admit to this. If asked, they would totally deny it, and so would we.  After all, Adam failed to take responsibility in the garden of Eden for his disobedience. When God asked Adam why he had […]

Elohe Chaseddi: God of Mercy

by Larry Johnson

Life doesn’t always guarantee us second chances. There are times when our poor decisions—harsh words spoken to a friend, mistakes made on the job, life choices that aren’t healthy—cost us. We lose the friendship. We’re dismissed from our job. Our health suffers. Even if we have a change of heart, there’s no assurance that everything […]

War, and Rumors of War

by Larry Johnson

This is a scary season. Not because Halloween is just around the corner. Our fear comes from the daily tweets threatening to launch a nuclear war against our enemies. It’s not that we’re naïve, for we know that past presidents have dealt with the same enemies. It’s just that their methods toward reconciliation were less […]

Follow The Crumbs

by Larry Johnson

“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.”  Psalm 37:23 (NLT) Are there times in your life when you feel lost?  Every now and again we all wonder what we should do or where we should go next.  The good news is that God knows everything and […]


by Larry Johnson

“The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness…The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother…walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because […]

Blessed are the poor

by Larry Johnson

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3) When poor is used this way, it means “to be destitute, without resources; weak, powerless; spiritually bankrupt.” Being poor in spirit is the platform on which is built all of the other beautiful attitudes that please God and motivate Him […]