“Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, Who, existing in the form of God, Did not consider equality with God As something to be used for His own advantage. Instead He empted Himself by assuming the form of a slave, Taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man… Read More “Even to Death on a Cross”
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8 Precious Heavenly Father, your beauty is on the Earth and in the glory of the sky. Reverence fills my soul as you paint the sunset. I breathe in the colors and worship Your majesty.… Read More Evening Praise
Are you in need of some encouragement today, friend? Sometimes you just need to hear that you are loved and valued. Even though you know those things, some days are tougher than others and maybe you have forgotten, or maybe you just need to hear someone say it. These, are some of my favorite verses… Read More A Little Encouragement for Your Day
“A gentle tongue is a tree of life.” Proverbs 15:4 Have you ever had the privilege to be around an encourager? Aren’t they like a balm to your soul? As soon as she could talk, one of my daughters started regularly encouraging me. “Mommy, you are doing a great job mopping that floor.” “Mommy, you… Read More Speaking Life
“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” 1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT How many of us were able to see… Read More Seeing Clearly
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20 My parents recently visited California and while they were there, they had the privilege of visiting the Sequoia National Forest. Awe-inspiring… Read More The Wonder of Creation reveals the Creator!
“But godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6 Have you ever missed something, because you were longing for something else? If you’re like me, you don’t even really have to ask that question. You just have to ask when was the last time you did that? For the first 9 years of our… Read More Bubbly Blessings and How I Totally Missed Them!
“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently.” Galatians 6:1 One of my children had messed up. Badly. And, worse, it involved our neighbor’s fence. Once I coaxed out a confession, we sat in chairs opposite one another. Feelings and thoughts welled up in… Read More Arms Full of Grace
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High. I will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4 Have you woken up with a blanket on top of you that wasn’t there… Read More Covered by His love
“The entire Israelite community departed from Elim and came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had left the land of Egypt. The entire Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. The Israelites said to them, ‘If only we had died… Read More The God of the Ordinary