Author: Carl E. Carey, Jr.

Pushing People into the Pool

I can’t think of anything that equates to the joy that ripples through the heart of a Christian who witnesses the baptism of someone who is special to him or her. There is unspeakable joy when, after hours of religious discussions and Bible study, a person that you longed to see saved finally obeys the gospel. Truly, we should keep…

It’s Time to Get It Together

Do you know anyone who just needs to get their life together? I mean, you look at their life and you see how they have allowed themselves to be stuck in a rut that they can’t seem to find their way out of. Maybe you have looked at your own life and have admitted to yourself that you are not…

What Kind of Seed am I Sowing?

As a prelude to a future bible lesson that will appear on this website, I want to briefly take a look at the notion of sowing seeds. Conventional wisdom tells us that when we sow something into the ground that we can expect that which we have planted to grow. For example, when a farmer plants apple seed, in the…

Ill-Gotten Gain

Can we be real? For the last couple of days, I have been furious over a business-deal gone bad. Somebody actually tried to rip me off! I have experienced the shady side of business before, but never like this. To have someone actually try to steal from me has certainly been an experience that I will never forget. This life…

When the Wind Blows

One of the most superhuman abilities that we have the opportunity to see man display occurs in Matthew 14 when Peter walks on water. Peter asks Jesus to allow him to experience this phenomenon and the Lord gives His consent. Peter is doing well walking on the water until he looks out of the corner of his eye and sees…

The Holy Spirit

It amazes me to see God in action! While we don’t see a physical manifestation of our Lord, we witness evidence of His workings all the time. Throughout the Word of God, we see God take mortal men and mold and develop them into powerful servants for Him. These men didn’t just acquire their abilities; God gave them His Holy…

Dealing with Job Stress

Did you know that if you are employed full-time that approximately 30% of your entire week is spent at work?  That means your job is a significant part of your life and takes up a significant amount of your time.  Because our jobs are so important to our lives, it is critical that we do our best to have a…

Victory Over Sickness

My faith in God is an extremely significant part of my life. My senior year in high school my faith was tested and I questioned my faith. I had a life threatening experience that changed my entire life. There are many reasons why I wanted to tell my story, mostly to encourage people that even though we face unexpected situations…

When Life Takes A Detour

Most of us grow up with some vision of what we want our lives to be like. Personal goals, career aspirations, family plans—the whole white picket fence thing. Years go by and when we evaluate our lives, we often see that life has turned out differently than we expected. When I was a teenager, I would sit in my room…

Supernatural Strength

If you have ever worked on a computer or relied on one for your job, then you can identify with my “computer woes.” Recently, I had a very challenging week. I am employed by a church as the office manager and I had a computer breakdown. Anyone reading this today can identify with me that their job and practically their…