“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 God’s… Read More God’s Grace Shines Brightest in Hard Times
“The doorkeeper opens it for him, and the sheep by name and leads them out. When He has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow Him because they recognize His voice.” John 10:3-4 A few months ago I was praying for direction, begging God to give me a clear… Read More The Blessing of Surrender
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 The prescription for peace. Instead of dwelling on that which makes us anxious, present it… Read More The Formula for Peace
“In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ” Psalm 3:6 As much as I appreciate the amazing fact that we can fly, I don’t actually love being on a plane myself. I am not exactly scared. I can do it. I am just on edge until the flight… Read More Soaring with Confidence
“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Hebrews 12:1 I took my youngest daughter to the cutest little kiddie town play place and she loved it! There were all these little “stores” and such to play in and one of them was a pizzeria. She put on the… Read More Is sin hindering you? Throw it off and be free!
“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:1 Not gonna lie, I’m feeling down today. I often wonder why I feel this way. I have no reason to really–just the circumstances of life, I suppose. Disappointments, failures, various… Read More God is our Source of Hope–Always!
“The angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a… Read More Thoughts on Christmas-Peace on Earth
The Account of the Magi (Wise Men) The Account of the Magi (Wise Men) It’s just part of the package, isn’t it? The wise men. You just can’t have a proper Christmas production without them. These men, however many there actually were, travelling many miles from the East seeking the King, paint a beautiful picture… Read More The Faith of the Wise Men
Has God ever changed your plans? Or maybe I should ask when was the last time God changed your plans? What was your reaction? Reading the “Christmas Story” we get a little peek into the reactions of Joseph and Mary as God announces the new “Game Plan” for their lives Joseph’s Side of the Story:… Read More Thoughts on Christmas: When God Changes our Plans
With all the craziness and scurrying about that seems to come along with every Christmas Season, we can easily lose our focus. We forget what we are actually celebrating–God breaking His silence and keeping His promise to send His Own Son as Savior to a lost and broken world. What a gift! If you find… Read More Five Christmas Songs that will Help You Worship and Focus on the Savior this Season