I have a prayer journal. Actually, I have a prayer book and a prayer journal. My prayer book is full of regular, ongoing prayers that I have accumulated over the years for my life, my family, our leaders, pastors, etc. Many of them are Psalms and other Bible verses that I use to frame my prayers. My … Continue reading Prayer – I’m not on my own!
For You, God, tested us; You refined us as silver is refined...we went through the fire and water, but You brought us out to abundance. - Psalm 66:10,12 CSB What if we started to think about how the struggles we go through are refining us? In our sin nature, we were born with impurities that … Continue reading Refined by our trials
Do you ever wonder if God takes a day off? If there is ever a time when He decides that He’s seen enough and heard enough? If one day He’s going to ignore it all and decide just not to show up? After all, His people (the Israelites, the Church, me, you) seem to get … Continue reading God Will Always Show Up
Hope to Hold on to in the Psalms - 7-day Devotional
As we look at the current election and collectively grieve the two choices we're faced with, it can almost seem like we have no hope. Those of us that have come of age in the current generation have watched the country deteriorate before our eyes. Unfortunately, I believe the key word in that sentence is … Continue reading What the next generation needs to know
The Bible is full of stories of real-life people with real-life circumstances from which we can learn. Sometimes we may get a lesson in what not to do, but often we can see a good example of what we should do. One of the heroes of the Bible that really teaches us about an "all … Continue reading Wait
Why do we praise God? Is it because he needs it? Does he need our praise, the praise of human beings that he created? Is it somehow meant to boost his ego or increase his confidence? Hardly! If we decide not to praise him, he’ll still be praised. The heavenly beings are constantly praising him. … Continue reading Praise God!