Devotions, Encouragement, General Devotions, In The Pursuit of Worth

God is our Source of Hope–Always!

“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!

Encouragement, General Devotions

Serving Faithfully–How the Movie, Paul, Apostle of Christ Challenged Me

“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

Devotions, Encouragement, General Devotions

God Calls it as He sees it–for Gideon and for us!

“The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the LORD So the LORD handed them over to Midian seven years, and they oppressed Israel. Whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and the Qedemites came and attacked them…They left nothing for Israel to eat, as well as no sheep, ox or donkey.”… Read More God Calls it as He sees it–for Gideon and for us!

Devotions, Encouragement, General Devotions

A Purpose for the Pain–Seeing the Big Picture within the Mess

“Israel said to Joseph, ‘Your brothers, you know, are pasturing the flocks at Shechem. Get ready. I’m sending you them.” Genesis 37:13 “[His brothers] saw [Joseph] in the distance, and before he had reached them, they plotted to kill him. They said to one another, ‘Here comes that dreamer! Come on, let’s kill him and… Read More A Purpose for the Pain–Seeing the Big Picture within the Mess

Devotions, Encouragement, General Devotions

We can do all things through Christ Who gives us Strength!

“I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 There was a time, not so very long ago, when I did not believe Christians should feel stress. I didn’t believe it was possible. Ha! If my life were a movie and that was a scene in it, that line would definitely… Read More We can do all things through Christ Who gives us Strength!