Keep pressing!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, September 28, 2018


I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 ESV During the NBA finals of the 2015-2016 Season, the Cleveland Cavaliers were facing a 3-1 deficit. Since Game 5 was to be played at Oracle Arena, it was a foregone conclusion that the Warriors would again be crowned champion. But Cleveland staged an improbable comeback by winning the next  ..

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Have your way Lord!

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, September 27, 2018


Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 ESV My father used to love watching wrestling from the WWF on television. No one could convince him the wrestling wasn’t real. He loved Andre the Giant and Jimmy Superfly Snuka. Whenever one of his favorite wrestlers would pin their opponent down, he would stand up and start counting as the &ldqu ..

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Doing good to the end

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, September 25, 2018


And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. Hebrews 13:16 A member at my church told me of the daughter of a friend of hers who is battling cancer and is at home getting hospice care. This past week they had a birthday party for the young lady, but instead of receiving gifts from others, she gave a gift to each person that attended the part ..

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Poured Into

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, September 24, 2018


But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all. Philippians 2:17 I have a pitcher of Brita water in my Fridge. Throughout the day, members of my family pour water from the pitcher so they can drink. That pitcher pours out many gallons of water on a weekly basis to keep us refreshed. What makes th ..

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Non Negotiables

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, September 20, 2018


There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 ESV Non-negotiables are things or people we won’t accept as members of our church or in our social circle no matter what. For some people the idea of not fellowshipping with people who went to prison is non-negotiable. For others, Christians should not get a divorce; and they won’t accept any div ..

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Love cannot be outsourced

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, September 18, 2018


He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’ Luke 10:34-35 Every time there is a natural disa ..

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Comfort for those who mourn

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, September 17, 2018


Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.…Matthew 5:3 NIV Seventeen deaths have been confirmed in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Florence. In Wilmington, NC, a 41-year-old woman, and her 7-month-old baby died after a tree fell on their home after the Hurricane made landfall in the Carolinas on Thursday, September 13. Over five hundred twenty thousand homes  ..

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God is still Sovereign

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, September 14, 2018


Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. Psalm 135:6 NIV Most people living in North Carolina are bunkering down this weekend to deal with hurricane Florence. Unfortunately, some people will lose their homes. I pray no one loses their life. Yet the power and fury of the storm cannot be taken for granted even though it has lost some of its str ..

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We are all homeless

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, September 13, 2018


Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8 It’s a sad thing that in a country as rich as the U.S., there are many homeless people in it. The majority of Americans work very hard to avoid homelessness and poverty. They take pride in owning their own homes, starting their businesses, sending their children to sc ..

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Jesus defeated fear

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, September 11, 2018


For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. 2 Timothy 1:7 9/11 will forever remain an ominous date in the history of this nation. On this date, we remember the victims of terrorism in New York and Pennsylvania. We remember the horror of watching the twin towers in lower Manhattan implode. We cannot forget the heroism of first responders who sacr ..

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