Family Minister

A Shiny Present

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (ESV) Have you noticed how easily our eyes go for the shiny things? It could be a shiny present, it could be a shiny new…

Fill Your Life With The Word

Colossians 3:16 (Contemporary English Version) “Let the message about Christ completely fill your lives, while you use all your wisdom to teach and instruct each other. With thankful hearts, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.” As we start in the last month of the year, and you look back on your accomplishments, and…

What Does It Mean?

1 Peter 2: 1-3 Therefore, putting aside all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander, like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord. (NASB) Have you read some…

We Need To Sing This Today

“Count your blessings.”The hymn was written by Johnson Oatman Jr. in 1897 (with music composed by Edwin O. Excell). 1. When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, when you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, count your many blessings, name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.…

Make Time

Ephesians 5:15-17 So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise, making the best use of your time because the times are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is (NASB) How long would you be willing to wait for your food? When you are at…

Preparing for the Eternal

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things…

Joy for Today

Psalm 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy (NIV) Are you feeling down from all the bad news? How do we find joy in gloomy days? We read verses like Psalm 28:7 where it tells us that the joy of the Lord is our strength. Also Psalm 94:19 reminds us…

The Struggle Is Real

2 Corinthians 12: 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults,…

Greetings

My name is Jesus David Dorantes. My mom and dad gave me this name because they always wanted me to remember whom I represent. Sometimes I do well. Sometimes I don’t. Frustration sets in for everyone from time to time when we “do what we don’t want to do, and what we don’t want to…

Missed Field Goals

Isaiah 43:18 “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past” (NASB) As a football fan, sometimes we don’t focus on the kickers until they miss a field goal or an extra point. The best kickers have an average of 85% success in the NFL. Back in 2007 I had…