Dying to Live

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Romans 12:17-18 When people hurt you or find ways to cause you distress there is […]

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Sacred

“Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24 Growing up my mother had things scattered around the house that we were to never touch. She called them “what not’s” and “knick knacks” […]

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My Psalm

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 Have you ever written a poem as a form of expression about something or to someone? Poems put emotions into words and the writer or writers of the Psalms had many. Often when […]

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Forgiven

“When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7 Breaking free from a bad past is letting go of the things that seek to weigh you […]

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Wake Up

Everyday we should rise with gratefulness in our hearts and appreciation of God’s provision and care. This is hard to do when facing difficult circumstances but keep in mind being grateful and appreciative is not based on any particular set of conditions. Knowing that God is able to deliver you […]

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Unfailing Love

“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 There are times God will seem far off and indifferent. Yet the scripture says “He will never leave nor forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6)”. So […]

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Exam Time

“Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?” 2 Corinthians 13:5 Education gives us knowledge of the world around us. Just because a subject has been taught does not determine […]

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Time Well Spent

You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me. Psalm 119:114 Over the weekend I had the privilege and opportunity to participate in a spiritual retreat. It was a time to pull away and refocus attention on the things of God, the things that really […]

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A Promised Inheritance

“God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” Hebrews 6:10 “Are you waiting for an inheritance?” Inheritances are based on the planning and the prudence of people who thoughtfully considered […]

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Unique

You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and […]

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