The Magnificent Christian Life Blog

My Magnificent Christian Life blog is below. On these pages I write about our wonderful life in Christ as it pertains to the various aspects of daily living. Subjects include the inner life of the Christian, prayer, parenting, my favorite quotes, and some entries from guest authors, past and present. I pray these prove to be a blessing for you.

Many Christians continue to struggle with temptations, painful memories, and past adversities that should have been left behind years ago. Why is this? I think the reason is, in part, their faith is not a present faith, it’s a future faith, even though they may not describe it as such. Their faith is that “someday” in the […]

“We are made for larger ends than Earth can encompass. Oh let us be true to our eternal destiny.” Catherine Booth This is the sixth and final blog post in a series wherein we look at six areas of concentration to focus on in 2016. This final area is perhaps the most important of all: […]

“The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.” Corrie Ten Boom The fifth of six areas I’m paying more attention to in 2016 is recognizing and dealing quickly with distractions from the enemy of my soul. As Corrie says, it’s the first step to victory in my life…and yours. Therefore […]

“The flesh is a worse enemy than the devil himself.” Isaac Ambrose (1604-1664) This is the fourth in my series of six areas of life we (I) need to be mindful of as we enter 2016. If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you know what I mean by “the flesh.” Let’s […]

This is the third in a series of six blogs for the new year in which we consider some challenges we all face as we live out our faith in 2106. First, we talked about not dragging guilt or shame into the new year, but embracing grace and forgiveness (including to ourselves). We next talked […]

“Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation” (Andrew Murray). This is the second of a six-part series identifying some areas most of us need to address as we begin the new year. My first admonition was: don’t drag guilt and shame into 2016