New Devo on Prayer

I am excited to announce that the new devotional co-written with my dear sister-in-Christ and fellow Nigeria MK, Harriet E. Michael, has been released!

It is available on Amazon in print and Kindle versions.

Click here to find: Glimpses of Prayer

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Coming soon!

Harriet and I are excited to reveal the cover of our next devotional, Glimpses of Prayer.

This devotional has 50 meditations on prayer. It is the third book in our Prayer Series: Prayer: It’s Not About You (Harriet wrote) and Prayer Study Guide-A Companion to Prayer: It’s Not About You (I wrote).

 

Killing Sin Habits

Today on Think on These Things, Charlotte and I will continue our discussion using Stuart & Zondra Scott’s book, Killing Sin Habits as a springboard for our discussion. Today we will be looking at the cycle of temptation.

Live-stream, listen, or watch at 2:00 p.m. Central.

Live-stream at: gleniris.net

Listen locally on WGIB 91.9 FM or:
92.3 FM – Springville
101.5 FM – Columbiana
106.1 FM – Moody / Odenville
106.1 FM – Jasper
107.9 FM – Tuscaloosa

Watch on WAY-TV Channel 47

“The emblem of the land I love …”

Today, June 14, is Flag Day. It marks the date in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the first American flag.

When I typed the title of this blog, “The emblem of the land I love …” I paused, for as a missionary kid, I consider Nigeria West Africa and the United States of America my “home” and I love both of them. They hold special places in my heart. I am grateful for the experiences, some very positive and some negative, that I had growing up in Nigeria. And, I am grateful that I live in the USA, with all of her faults and problems.

My dad loved America, the country for which he fought during World War II as a  Navy Corpsman attached to the 3rd Marine Division on Guam and Iwo Jima. And, he loved the US Flag, and taught us to love and respect it as a symbol of America, and a symbol of the freedoms we have because of the sacrifice of so many men and women throughout the years who have fought for those freedoms. The flag gave hope and spurred on those Marines on Iwo Jima as it was raised on the top of the volcano, Mt. Surabachi. After the first smaller flag was raised, Joe Rosenthal took the now-famous picture of the Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima.

Our nation has so many serious problems, and collectively we seem to have lost the ability to be civil. Yet, the flag still stands for our freedom!

George M. Cohan wrote, You’re a Grand Old Flag that says:

You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag,
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of the land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.

The final verse of our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key says:

O thus be it ever when freemen shall stand,
Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with vict’ry and peace may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the power that hath made and preserv’d us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto – “In God is our trust,”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave,
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Many people today are trying to rewrite history and the future by removing anything that points to God and limiting our freedom as Americans to worship freely. Regardless of these things, our nation was founded by men and women, flawed and sinful as they were, who placed their trust and hope in God.

I pray that on this day, as the news is filled with the horrible account of the shooting in Alexandria VA, that we would all take a moment to reflect upon the events of today and the current state of our nation and world, and give thanks to God for His blessings, and commit ourselves anew to be beacons of the Light and Hope of God! The only HOPE for us individually, for our nation, and the world is in and through the Risen Savior, Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 15:1-19)!

NOTE: I commend to you  A Call to Christian Patriotism written by my friend and mentor Dr. Howard A. Eyrich.

Exciting News!

Here we are signing the joint contract for this devotional to be released in early December 2017.

I will be collaborating again with Harriet E. Michael, my fellow Nigeria MK and lifelong friend, by adding a devotional on prayer that will be part of our “Prayer Collection” and also the second in our Glimpses of the Savior devotional series.

Harriet and I co-authored Glimpses of the Savior: 30 Meditations for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the New Year. Then, Harriet authored Prayer: It’s Not About You, for which I wrote Study Guide on Prayer–A Companion to Prayer: It’s Not About You.

Harriet and I, and our publisher Marji Laine Clubine (Pix-N-Pens Publishing) would appreciate your prayers as we work to complete this project!

 

“The fact that God can bring good out of evil only underscores the power and excellence of His sovereign will.” Tim Keeter

TIM KEETER joins us today at 2:00 PM to discuss, “Suffering: The Gift No One Wants.” You will not want to miss hearing Tim speak about the things the Lord taught him, and continues teaching him, through his cancer.

ToTT logoLive-stream, listen, or watch at 2:00 PM Central.

Live-stream at: gleniris.net

Listen locally on WGIB 91.9 FM or:
92.3 FM – Springville
101.5 FM – Columbiana
106.1 FM – Moody / Odenville
106.1 FM – Jasper
107.9 FM – Tuscaloosa

Faith to Survive: The Lee Lucas Story

This is a testimony to the mighty power of our Sovereign God!

Many of my friends walked alongside side our family in the hours, days, weeks, months, and years that followed my nephew, Lee Lucas’ burn injury.

Protective Life (where Lee worked at the time of the injury, and continues working now) made a video about the book he wrote. Grab your hankies and watch Faith to Survive: The Lee Lucas Story.

His book, The Struggle Within, is available at Amazon in print and Kindle versions.

 

A Biblical Understanding of Anxiety with Dr. Howard Eyrich

eyrich_picToday is the final episode in our discussions of “A Biblical Understanding of Anxiety.” My dear brother in Christ, friend, and mentor, Dr. Howard Eyrich, joins us in-studio again on Think on These Things.

As we continue our journey through the book, Paul the Counselor: Counseling and Disciple-making Modeled by the Apostle, edited by Dr. Mark Shaw and Dr. Bill Hines. Today is the final episode in a series using Chapter 12: “A Biblical Understanding of Anxiety” written by Dr. Howard and Mrs. Pam Eyrich as the springboard for our discussions.

Dr. Eyrich is President Emeritus of Birmingham Theological Seminary; Pastor of Counseling Ministries at Briarwood Presbyterian Church; and an Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) Fellow.

NOTE: Dr. Eyrich will be with us in-studio again on New Year’s Eve (December 31) to discuss “Putting Away the Old.” You won’t want to miss that discussion.

ToTT logoLive-stream, listen, or watch at 2:00 PM Central.

Live-stream at: gleniris.net

Listen locally on WGIB 91.9 FM or:
92.3 FM – Springville
101.5 FM – Columbiana
106.1 FM – Moody / Odenville
106.1 FM – Jasper
107.9 FM – Tuscaloosa

Watch on WAY-TV Channel 40

A Biblical Understanding of Anxiety with Dr. Howard Eyrich

eyrich_picToday, my dear brother in Christ, friend, and mentor, Dr. Howard Eyrich, joins us again on Think on These Things for a discussion of “A Biblical Understanding of Anxiety.”

As we continue our journey through the book, Paul the Counselor: Counseling and Disciple-making Modeled by the Apostle, edited by Dr. Mark Shaw and Dr. Bill Hines. Today is the second episode in a series using Chapter 12: “A Biblical Understanding of Anxiety” written by Dr. Howard and Mrs. Pam Eyrich as the springboard for our discussions.

Dr. Eyrich is President Emeritus of Birmingham Theological Seminary; Pastor of Counseling Ministries at Briarwood Presbyterian Church; and an Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) Fellow.

NOTE: Dr. Eyrich will be with us in-studio on November 12 as we continue the current series on “A Biblical Understanding of Anxiety.” Then, on New Year’s Eve (December 31) Dr. Eyrich will join us in-studio again to discuss “Putting Away the Old.” You won’t want to miss any of these discussions.

ToTT logoLive-stream, listen, or watch at 2:00 PM Central.

Live-stream at: gleniris.net

Listen locally on WGIB 91.9 FM or:
92.3 FM – Springville
101.5 FM – Columbiana
106.1 FM – Moody / Odenville
106.1 FM – Jasper
107.9 FM – Tuscaloosa

Watch on WAY-TV Channel 40