“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!
“Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” Hebrews 12:1 Discouragement I recently had what I felt was a rough Sunday working with the kids at church. They were hard to calm down, many little “twittery bird type” conversations going on during the lesson, plus a slightly stressful situation and a… Read More Serving Faithfully–How the Movie, Paul, Apostle of Christ Challenged Me
Genesis 27: 1-40 27 One day when Isaac was old and turning blind, he called for Esau, his older son, and said, “My son.” “Yes, Father?” Esau replied. 2 “I am an old man now,” Isaac said, “and I don’t know when I may die. 3 Take your bow and a quiver full of arrows,… Read More Despicable Jacob, Despicable Me, Despicable You
“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are!” 1 John 3:1 A few weeks ago, my computer stopped working. It was in the “shop” for a total of 10 days. In the grand scheme of things, I realize… Read More Where does our Worth come from?
“The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, I will… Read More Abram-A Willing Heart to Follow the Lord