Whether on our job, in our relationships, in our community outreaches, or perhaps even with our enemies, we want others to taste how good our Lord is by observing our speech and actions and how we preserve the presence of God in our daily lives….Continue reading →
About Charles Maldon
Charles E. Maldon, Jr. is an ordained reverend, speaker, writer, and mentor. However, the title he is most proud of is a servant of Christ. He is a devotion writer for VineWords: Devotions and More and a contributing author to Love Knots: Stories of Faith, Family, and Friendships, Volume Two (VineWords Publishing). Charles is the founder/administrator of Break-Thru Ministries, geared to encourage men to know their true value by developing authentic relationships with Jesus Christ. He shares the treasures in trials—perspective is everything. His is the author of In the Beginning: Godliness through Marriage. He is a member of the Maryland Writer’s Association and Word Weavers. Charles and his wife Lekeisha are blessed with two boys and a newborn daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys working out, traveling, and spending time with family.
“Autofocus” was my new favorite feature…Continue reading →
Paul’s plan to Timothy for the church encourages him in a time when he is facing much suffering. It is inevitable. There is no way to get around it. Those who desire to be a registered, proven member of Christ’s army, will suffer. To endure suffering, it is necessary for us to embrace it. We must go through suffering if we want to experience growth and God’s anointing. We will not see oil until the olive is squeezed and pressed to produce that which is already inside. The Lord uses suffering with a purpose for His glory, but the key is not giving up. To endure is to suffer patiently; to experience without giving in; to undergo a tough situation.Continue reading →
I felt all the clutter had value, and saw no purpose in this purge. I rationalized why I wanted to keep all my belongings. But my parents overruled my feeble attempts to rationalize keeping the clutter. Their end goal was…Continue reading →
“What if I looked like this all the time?” Rich said, joking.
“I would still love you,” Carol said. …
Challenges never gets better when we don’t deal with nuisances at the root but instead allow them to linger. …Continue reading →
Trees had overgrown the fence, and the shrubs needed a trim. Numerous weeds had overtaken what used to be a vegetable garden. I was overwhelmed at the scale of work that I needed to accomplish, but I knew I had brought the necessary tools. …Continue reading →
As he peered out, the reflection of light on the ocean created the appearance of a million shimmering diamonds. He focused on the sound of the engine coming from the rear of the speedboat as he heard the captain’s baritone voice say, “Two minutes out, get ready everyone.” Jake knew this was it. Was he ready? Or was the sweat on his brow just nerves. He knew it was now or never–if he was going to break free of his fear of the ocean, he had to jump. This was his moment…Continue reading →
Staying purpose-driven must be a lifestyle we are willing to take on. …Continue reading →
Recently while coming back from travel, I crossed a bridge that caught my attention. This was not my first time crossing, but this particular time was different. I could see a glimpse below of endless deep blue water. I pondered not only the time spent on constructing this bridge, but also its strength. …Continue reading →