Godly counsel… even if the truth hurts

Let’s be honest. When we need advice about something, do we head straight for the person we know will be honest no matter what? Or do we reach out to someone we hope will tell us what we want to hear? After all, it feels better to have our own ideas confirmed than to face … Continue reading Godly counsel… even if the truth hurts

What are you doing here?

I have read the story of the prophet, Elijah, more than once and I have heard Bible teachers teach about him many times.  When he stood before the people and challenged them to choose whom they would follow, his faith was amazing.  He knew his God was bigger than any god that the Israelites had … Continue reading What are you doing here?

If the Lord is God, follow Him

Deciding to follow Jesus is an “all in” commitment.  It is not Jesus plus something else.  Not a little bit of Jesus here and a little bit of another “god” there. Jesus is not just one of many ingredients we combine to try to come up with our own recipe for happiness and fulfillment.  He … Continue reading If the Lord is God, follow Him

Why can’t they see the truth?

Have you ever tried to share your faith with someone only to be laughed at?  Or maybe they weren’t rude enough to actually laugh at you, but they forced a smile while their eyes said, “Oh, she’s one of those people.” It can be so frustrating to try to have a conversation about Jesus with … Continue reading Why can’t they see the truth?

God has done it; now I must live it!

I am sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy. (1 Corinthians 1:2) That is an incredible blessing and a wonderful responsibility at the same time. That is a “God has done it, now you live it” statement! To be sanctified means to be made holy and set apart for the Lord. Only God … Continue reading God has done it; now I must live it!

A mother’s joy

A mother is her child’s biggest supporter. She is always ready to cheer for their successes, big and small.  She treasures the stick-figure drawings made by their little hands.  She applauds at all their performances.  She lifts them up in prayer through every journey and she smiles at every accomplishment. A mother believes in the … Continue reading A mother’s joy