Can I be honest for a minute? The fact that Jesus doesn’t promise us a problem-free life when we surrender to Him kind of bums me out! Don’t get me wrong! I am beyond thankful for my salvation and for all the amazing promises that we do receive as God’s beloved children. (His presence, His … Continue reading Why didn’t Jesus promise us smooth sailing?
Thousands of years before Jesus came to earth to die for the sins of the world, his work as an advocate and an intercessor was already underway. In the midst of his torment, Job acknowledged that he had someone in heaven looking out for him! Even now my witness is in heaven; my advocate is … Continue reading My Intercessor is my Friend
What do you get when you piece together a bunch of broken pieces of random materials? You get a beautiful piece of mosaic art! As you look at the beauty of the finished product, you gain a new appreciation for the broken pieces that were used to form it. It looks so shiny and put … Continue reading Work of art – in progress
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!
Sometimes I feel like I'm walking through my days as though I am defeated. As though I've lost the race but I still need to get to the finish line so I drag myself along, tired and without much joy or motivation. Repeating to myself my sad little mantra; "That's just the way it is." … Continue reading Victory
To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given to me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, my power … Continue reading For when I am weak, then I am strong
The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. For as in the day of Midian’s … Continue reading We celebrate Christmas because…
Very early this morning I awoke singing this song in my head. (Fortunately I have a beautiful voice... as long as it stays in my head.) "One day I'll stand before You And look back on the life I've lived I can't wait to enjoy the view And see how all the pieces fit" - … Continue reading It will all fit together
Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. (Psalms 55:22 NLT) "Give it to The Lord." - I've heard this advice many times when burdened by something. I've probably even advised it to others who were burdened. But what does … Continue reading Here God…you take it
As a parent, one of the things I hope my children develop is empathy for others. When someone is hurting and we don't have the words to say ... showing compassion and understanding can show them that we care. Besides of course prayer, a shoulder to cry on is sometimes all we can offer to … Continue reading Empathetic Savior