A Love You Can Count On Forever

by Kevin Burton    We’ve had some fun looking at Valentine’s Day this week from different angles.  The big day is finally here!    Depending on your circumstances Valentine’s Day is a magic carpet ride, butterflies in your stomach, a pain in the heart, maybe a pain in the neck.    It may be sweet …

Forgiving Far Beyond Seven Times

by Kevin Burton    Somebody done somebody wrong is a common song on earth.  To err is human.    To forgive is divine and it’s not a math equation.     The apostle Peter tried to make it into one, as recorded in the book of Matthew. Peter never did things in half measures.  So when …

Tips For How To Memorize Scripture

by Kevin Burton    Last Friday I wrote about the importance of memorizing scripture. Today I want to pass along some tips for how to go about it.    There is no shortage of advice to be found on the net about this. I hope you find at least one or two of these helpful. …

Many Reasons To Memorize Bible Verses

by Kevin Burton     One excuse I finally stopped allowing myself: I’m not good at memorizing Bible verses.       I’m still not good at it, but I’m doing it and have started reaping the benefits.       Why should you bother memorizing scripture when it’s a close as your Bible or Bible ap?  Why …

What Kind Of Draft Choice Will You Be?

by Kevin Burton    If you follow team sports, I am sure you can remember a time when your favorite team drafted poorly.     A highly-touted amateur player who does not perform well is called a bust. And you think, of all the players you could have chosen you picked this bum? Who is this …

What Does It Mean To “Bless The Lord”?

by Kevin Burton    Our family Bible study took us through Psalm 103 recently, where we encountered no fewer than five admonitions to “bless the Lord.”    I had read this before, but this time it stopped me short. This blessing business is supposed to go the other way, God blessing us.  When God blesses …

Change For The New Year From Ephesians

by Kevin Burton    I have long since written off New Year’s resolutions.  Good habits, bad habits, these things are stubborn and rarely conform to my list of plans.    That doesn’t mean I don’t have plans and goals. They just aren’t tied to days like today, the beginning of a new year.       …

How I Acquired A Taste For Quiet

by Kevin Burton    My fourth grade teacher Ruth Rice, when she had had enough and wanted us to be quiet said, “Subside!”     I doubt any of us had ever heard that word before hearing her say it, but we knew what it meant by context, in no uncertain terms.    That was funny …