Somber Saturday

It was the morning after an unimaginable tragedy, and it was eerily quiet. The voices of the crowds demanding "crucify him" were gone. The jeers of the onlookers insisting that Jesus "save himself" were silenced. The shouts of the Pharisees declaring "blasphemer" had disappeared. The wails of the women that loved Him had moved within … Continue reading Somber Saturday

The aroma of Christ

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. - 2 Corinthians 2:14 I must confess! I have totally jumped on the Essential Oil bandwagon.  I am regularly diffusing different scents throughout my home, so when I read this … Continue reading The aroma of Christ

Meditation With Eternal Benefits

When I think of meditation, I think of praying and reading the Bible and it is something I start every day with. I find great value in replacing the worldly junk that fills my mind with the promises of God. It also reminds me that I'm not in this alone. When Jesus became my Savior, … Continue reading Meditation With Eternal Benefits

The secret to contentment

I can do everything through him who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:13 If you're a Christian, you've likely heard this verse and probably even have it memorized. Chances are pretty good that even if you're not a Christian you've heard this verse somewhere. People quote it often in a variety of contexts. Admittedly, I … Continue reading The secret to contentment

Godly Goal Setting

Goal setting... No matter what context, we seem to be regularly encouraged to set goals. You'll likely be asked more than once in your life, "What's your 5-year plan?" It seems a good idea to set goals.  To give yourself something to strive for. Sometimes my goal can be as simple as getting my house … Continue reading Godly Goal Setting

Conduct yourselves…

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. - Philippians‬ ‭1:27 ‬‬... This verse says a lot! Paul wrote this letter to the believers in Philippi while he was imprisoned. He started off explaining to them that even though he was locked up, the gospel was still being spread. He … Continue reading Conduct yourselves…

The harvest is great…

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his … Continue reading The harvest is great…

Faith first, then works…

Salvation comes through faith in the redeeming work of Christ on the cross. That's the only way. Good works are evidence of a changed heart. Of the power of the Holy Spirit to make us new. There are no works that can be done in lieu of accepting Christ's payment of our sin debt. But … Continue reading Faith first, then works…

A Practice of Sinning

We know that God's children do not make a practice of sinning, for God's son holds them securely, and the evil one cannot touch them. We know that we are children of God and that the world around us is under control of the evil one. (1 John 5:18-19 NLT) Everyone has sinned. (Romans 3:23) … Continue reading A Practice of Sinning