Life in the Light

The Truth About Faith: A Messianic Perspective

When you think of faith, what comes to mind? Is it a religion ("my faith"), a friend who is always there, or a belief in something, perhaps God? The Hebrew word for “faith” is emunah, pronounced eh•moo•NAH. (Most Hebrew words are accented on the last syllable, as you...

Offerings to God: A Messianic Perspective

For premillennialists (those who believe that Jesus will have an earthly reign after the rapture of the church), it's difficult to understand why there would be animal sacrifices during the millennial reign. After all, Hebrews 10 makes it very clear that God does not...

The King is in the Field

Complete Jewish Bible Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) 5:9 says: "But the greatest advantage to the country is when the king makes himself a servant to the land." A Paradox: Holiness among the common. Elul is the 12th month of the Jewish year, a period of paradox just before...

10 Ways to Appreciate Your Husband

  When was the last time you said that you appreciate your husband? I don’t mean things like saying “I love you.” You may be doing that all day, every day, or you may wait for special occasions to utter the L word. Lea Rose Emery, in writing for Bustle.com, says it...

Taming Dragons: The Crisis of Compromise Part 2

Continued from last week. So far, I’ve used objects that have no volition of their own. Obviously, neither a flame nor a sheet of paper has the ability to want companionship. Nor do bacteria have a conscious desire to do us harm. However, the enemies of our souls—led...

Doesn’t God Want Me to be Happy?

Sometimes we question whether or not God wants us to be happy. If He does, why does He limit our pleasure? How can we tell what is true and when we are believing lies?

52 Reasons Not to Fear

  We live in a terrifying world. In fact, we live in a world gone so wrong that it would be easy to agree with the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland who said everyone in Wonderland was mad. Things seem to be falling apart around us. From terrorist attacks like...

The Nature of Compromise—Taming Dragons Series Part 1

    I firmly believe that Jesus is returning soon. All I have to do is look around and see the actualization of what Paul warned us about in 1 Thessalonians 2:3 that says, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling...

4 Ways to Deny God

How many ways do you deny your Savior? Have you denied the God who sent His only Son to save you? There are several ways that the Scriptures specifically warn against denying God—are we guilty of them? Let's look at them, one by one, and examine our hearts in the...

Make a Tote Bag with a Special Message!

These two images show my "Life in the Light" tote in my shop, so if you don't have time to make one, you can always buy one there! Everybody needs tote bags. Because everybody has stuff. This tutorial will show you how to make one exactly like you want!...

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