ENGRAFTED Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 The state where I live is known for raising citrus. There are thousands upon thousands of acres of all kinds and varieties of citrus. While the varieties are different, most have.. read more →

Matthew 7.3-6 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? Or how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of.. read more →

Smart phones or not-so-smart phones? There’s no doubt about it, smartphones are changing our world. People carry them everywhere and check them constantly. Emails and texts and Facebook and Twitter and the list goes on. People often comment on seeing a group of teens sitting at a table together, all of them looking down at.. read more →

Gossip embroils at least three people in a harmful activity; the speaker, the listener, and the person who is the topic of conversation. Gossip sneaks into conversations under the guise of innocent information, truthful facts, or even as a misguided matter of prayer. Gossip is not an innocent pastime. It is a sin. Gossip, as.. read more →

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. – Psalm 37:7 In this crowded world most people don’t want to be alone or away from the crowd, but Jesus wants us to sit quietly in His presence.. read more →

He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5 An old story says that one day, a man went to visit a church; He got there early, parked his car and got out. Another.. read more →

 The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. – Proverbs 12:18 Words have such a powerful ability to bless or wound. We need to watch with diligence what we say. The wrong words, especially at the wrong time have the ability to hurt both those who speak.. read more →

Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” – Matthew 14: 31-33 It has been.. read more →

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:34 When Jesus tells us not to worry about tomorrow, it is not a suggestion, but a command. Think about it. God divided time into days and nights so we would have manageable.. read more →

Thoughts on Life Living Life God’s Way and Enjoying it Too from the desk of John Grant Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. – Psalm 139:7-8.. read more →