My Chains Are Gone. Live Like It.

By Jesse Becker


Jack and Pal are our family dogs and are as opposite as Abbot and Costello. Jack is tall and slender, smart and athletic. Pal short and pudgy, dumb and cute. We love them both. On occasion I have to contain them with dog ties and harnesses. When I come out to them, Pal always pulls his tie to its limit, but Jack does not. In fact, he’ll jump with excitement straight up in the air with the tie relaxed beside him.

Yesterday, Today, Forever, Jesus is the Same!

By Jesse Becker


The first cell phone I ever owned would make my children laugh today. It was rather large, had a single-color LCD screen that only displayed digits, and it didn’t have a single app. No angry birds here! I can’t tell you what happened to it since I’ve moved on, and obviously I don’t miss it. Today I use one of the latest iPhone models that does more than desktop computers did just a few years ago. Now it seems my entire life is on it—photos, music, calendars, contacts, tasks, notes, emails, weather, and even music. Technology certainly changes and changes quickly.

Another Spirit

by Jesse Becker

man on mountain

Numbers 14:24 “But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.”

 “Life happens.” I’ve said it, and maybe you have too. We are talking about life’s circumstances that are out of our control. As believers, we know that ultimately God is in control of everything and nothing just “happens.” There is something, however, which God has given us to control, and that is our spirit or outlook on the circumstances around us. That control can make a lot of difference in our world.