When someone you love dearly wanders away from God, it is heartbreaking. You watch them believe more and more of the defeating lies of the devil and you do your best to speak the truth of the Word of God to them. They surround themselves with people that affirm their ungodly choices and you try … Continue reading God reaches down to redeem
Sometimes I feel like I’m just barely getting by. Like I’m falling short in all the important areas of my life. In finances. In parenting. In writing. In taking care of my home. “Not enough” is the allegation that keeps playing in my head. But I know that this is just my flesh agreeing with … Continue reading 7 Things to Remember When Life Gets Me Down
I was raised by parents that knew Jesus. When I was little, my mom talked to me a lot about Jesus and the Word of God. I accepted Christ as my Savior as a young girl at church. I prayed often, especially when I was worried or afraid. The old song “Why worry when you … Continue reading Wandering in the wilderness and the wasteland
Can you imagine how glad the disciples must have been that they had chosen to drop everything to follow Jesus? That when they heard him say, “Follow me”, they left life the way they were doing it behind and followed him. No questions asked, and they never looked back. When Jesus first approached them, the … Continue reading The very best “YES”!
Be kind. This is a clear mandate in scripture without any conditions attached to it. Love your neighbor as yourself. Love your enemies. Do unto others as you would have them do to you. There is no question that we are supposed to treat other people with kindness even if they don’t return the favor. … Continue reading Unreciprocated kindness
I am claustrophobic. Not all small spaces send me into a panic, just small spaces that do not have a very clear way out. I’m fine in an elevator, as long as it opens when expected. I can even handle a cave or a tunnel as long as I can see the exit. But I … Continue reading Find the way out!
Those of us that have surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ have an incredible source of power available to us. A source of power that will enable us to do the seemingly impossible. A source of power that will help us to love like we don’t think is possible. To forgive like we don’t think … Continue reading 20 ways the Holy Spirit empowers believers