Recent Posts by Todd Baker

Learning from other’s mistakes . . . or not

George Santayana said: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it".  It might be more accurate to say, "Those who don't learn from the past are condemned to repeat it" because it is possible to know something without really benefitting from that knowledge.  I'm afraid I can testify that it happens a…
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How do you handle success?

We often hear that difficult times are what reveals a person's true character, but I think that prosperous times might be just as telling, just as likely to produce a fall.  How a person handles success and prosperity is just as telling of there character than how they handle a trial.  Maybe more so. In…
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Taking the Good News to Children

But Jesus said, "Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14 NKJV) This passage emphasizes the high view Jesus had of children and the importance of us having the same.  Jesus loves kids and calls us to care for them and…
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Getting the Word Out

It's extremely valuable and meant for everyone; but some countries don't allow it.  In spite of it's universal nature, some countries can't get it.  Here in America, however, it can be found free online or for $1 at your local Dollar Tree.  What is it?  God's Word, the Bible. We often don't realize the treasure…
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In Your Eyes, How Big is Your God?

One way we know very quickly how big our God is to us is when we have to chose between Him and something else, especially if that something else is our life. In America, in our lifetimes, it has been very rare that someone has had to choose between their allegiance to God and their…
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Trusting the God Who Holds the Future

Can anyone accurately tell the future?  Even more significantly, can anyone control the distant future, especially as it concerns world events? If you met such a person, would you trust them? Daniel chapter 2 clearly states that no human can tell the future.  It also states, however, that God can.  In fact, He doesn't just…
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The Importance of One

Do you feel frustrated and helpless when watching the news, wondering what you can possible do to bring good in such a dark time?  What can one person do? Do you feel small in a world where powerful companies and superstars seem to dominate everywhere? Do you feel insignificant when you look at the talented,…
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Handling an Impossible Situation

Sometimes we can find ourselves faced with a crisis that just appears out of the blue.  Maybe it is a sudden health emergency, the unwelcome news of a job ending abruptly, a fire, a family member in trouble, or a crisis at work that you have to deal with unexpectedly.  What do you do?  What…
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Daniel – Living Godly in an Ungodly World

Imagine the world as you know it crashing down all around you.  One of your best kings just died in battle 3 years ago and his son who is now ruling is lousy.  Your country is being defeated and you have been taken away as a conquest of war.  All the while your God is…
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Immanuel – God With Us

What kind of God do you have?  A distant God?  A detached God?  A God who is mostly confined to Sunday morning church services? The story of Christmas is the factual account of how the Creator God of the universe  became part of His creation by taking on human form.  It is the account of…
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