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

Unreciprocated kindness

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

Protecting our relationships

Lately I've been thinking a lot about relationships and how important it is to protect them.  Our relationship with God; with our spouse; with our children; with our family, friends and neighbors. The devil doesn't want us to think about that. He wants to do all he can to convince us that our differences must … Continue reading Protecting our relationships

We have all the power we need!

"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you...If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to … Continue reading We have all the power we need!

And who is my neighbor?

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Luke 10:29 A man had come to Jesus and asked him what he must do to inherit eternal life. He was an "expert in the law", so he was pretty sure that he was already going above and beyond. Certainly … Continue reading And who is my neighbor?

There is hope – his name is Jesus!

I’m sorry you’re sad and deep in despair. That you’re drowning in sorrow that you’re too scared to share. There’s a blackness around you that you can’t seem to shake. You’re swirling down deeper with each breath that you take. You feel chained in a prison that no one can see. You’ve tried all you … Continue reading There is hope – his name is Jesus!

God is NOT okay with sin!

Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints. For certain men whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. … Continue reading God is NOT okay with sin!