Your grief will turn to joy

This morning while I was reading the book of John, I was struck by a verse that spoke to me.  Jesus was comforting his disciples as he tried to prepare them for his upcoming death. He knew the sorrow and dismay they would feel when they saw their Lord crucified and buried, and he was … Continue reading Your grief will turn to joy

God’s power, my victory

...growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience... - Colossians 1:11 Paul began his prayer for the Colossians by asking God to fill them with the knowledge of his will.  As he continues, he confidently assumes that God … Continue reading God’s power, my victory

Spiritual wisdom and understanding

As I read through the Bible, I often discover specific things I can pray for.  It's a powerful thing to pray Scripture! One of the passages that I discovered for prayer is the first chapter of Colossians. Paul lets the people of the church at Colosse know that he and his companions are praying consistently … Continue reading Spiritual wisdom and understanding

Agape love goes the distance

[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:7‬-8‬‬ Agape love always protects. There are a few obvious ways in which this is true, such as when a husband protects his wife or a mother protects her child. But what about our love for the rest of the world? … Continue reading Agape love goes the distance

Am I really o.k.? Do I need a Savior?

None of us are perfectly sinless. I think most people agree that is true on some level. The biggest issue is that we want to be able to determine for ourselves what is actually called sin. Simply put - sin is "missing the mark". So who set the mark and what is it? The Creator … Continue reading Am I really o.k.? Do I need a Savior?

Our Story Has Already Been Written

Have you ever stopped to consider that God's purpose for us is already complete? Our story has already been written! God doesn't say - "I am going to..."  He says - "I have..." When God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations, he said; "I have made you a father of … Continue reading Our Story Has Already Been Written

Prayer for Revival

Lord, I pray for a miraculous, Holy Spirit revival to take hold of America! It seems impossible. The direction this country has gone seems so bad. But you are the God of revival. Many times you heard the prayers of your people, Israel, when they repented of their evil ways and cried out to you. Lord, … Continue reading Prayer for Revival

More Than Conquerors 

In all things we are more than conquerors through [Christ] who loved us. - Romans 8:37  "More than conquerors!"  Let that thought soak in. When I think of the word "conqueror", I think of the ultimate destroyer. The mighty leader that overtakes all of their enemies without compare. The one that is always victorious. The … Continue reading More Than Conquerors 

Good things in…

How important are our entertainment choices? Does it really matter what we watch? What we listen to? What we read?  After all, we won't let the things we see or hear impact the way we act! Will we? The Bible warns us about what we put in and how it will impact what comes out. … Continue reading Good things in…

The Holy Spirit – Our Power Source

Could you imagine being one of the disciples that actually hung out with Jesus while he was on earth?  Talk about being mentored.  And not only was he their teacher, he was their very close friend. He loved them, and they loved him.  He was their King. Their Savior. They depended on him. They needed … Continue reading The Holy Spirit – Our Power Source