“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
“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!
“Yet LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; we all are the work of Your hands.” Isaiah 64:8 Hiding is safe. I like hiding. Maybe because no one can criticize you when they can’t see you, right? I mean, if I hide who I really am and they… Read More Coming out of Hiding…Maybe
Many of us are familiar with the account of Zacchaeus. In fact, you may have even heard a catchy little tune about it before (I bet it’s stuck in your head now, huh? Sorry about that). But, have you ever thought of this part of scripture as an amazing display of God’s huge love? Jesus… Read More Zacchaeus–a Story of God’s Amazing Love
Today’s Scripture passage: “ Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already… Read More Don’t panic!
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that… Read More What Kind of Light do you shine for Jesus?
“A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the… Read More Sow Little Investments–Reap Great Rewards!
Pay Attention! Four ways for Christians to Fend off Spiritual Attacks in their Lives! Paying Attention: Important in Dodge Ball and in Life “Be alert, be on watch! Your enemy, the Devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 While at a local trampoline park, my oldest daughter… Read More Pay Attention! Four ways for Christians to Fend off Spiritual Attacks in their Lives!
A Treasured Find “Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105 While browsing in a local antique shop one day, I spotted this Bible. My oldest daughter, who was with me, fell in love with it, but she didn’t have quite enough money to buy it that… Read More A Treasure Found
“I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 “Because whatever has been born of God conquers the world. This is the victory that has conquered the world: our faith.” 1 John 5:4 “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have… Read More Victory in Jesus