Ladies, We are not Jerusalem
God is within her, she will not fail Psalm 46:2 God designed our bodies, minds, and souls to work together. This can be both good and bad. When part of us is weak, the other parts have difficulty too. That’s bad. My Twitter friend, Drew Dyck, writes about this in his book Your Future Self Will Thank You,to help us sinners, procrastinators, and quitters … Read More Ladies, We are not Jerusalem
He Holds Me Together
Sometimes anxiety gets the best of me. I have to breath deep, and say to myself, “Just hold it together!” But, it never works! Well, maybe for a day or two, it helps, but then, I am right back in the same anxiety ridden mess, crying for someone to save me, again. All the while, my Bible sits right there with this treasure. Colossians … Read More He Holds Me Together
Monday with a chance of rain
Monday rolls around, and instead of refreshed from a Sunday rest, we drag ourselves into the work week. This morning, I woke up reminded that the Savior I know commands the storms of my life. Storms train me in patience. Storms coach me in perseverance. Storms drill me for long-suffering. Storms hone my mercy for others and myself. Storms educate me in compassion. Storms … Read More Monday with a chance of rain
Meditation: The Person
God draws us to himself through many different circumstances. Some of us come seeking healing. Some of us come needing the burden of shame and guilt lifted. Many come desiring fellowship and community. No matter why we come to faith, all of us come to God through Jesus Christ. At some point in our growth, we must move from the infant stage of a … Read More Meditation: The Person
Rooted: A Study of Colossians
Horoscopes, mysticism, Chinese fortune cookies, yoga, and New Age influenced philosophies… Can we use them to advance our knowledge? Can we adopt the good, motivational parts of the world to under-gird our faith in Jesus? Is there any room for an overwhelming emotional experience that forces an involuntary response to strengthen our faith? A popular devotional writer wrote her salvation experience this way, “Suddenly … Read More Rooted: A Study of Colossians
Meditations: The tenderness of God
In a male dominated world, we often lean on the man-ish characteristics of God. He is powerful and mighty. His strong arm is able to save. We call him Father. In honor of Mother’s Day let us be encouraged by God’s softness. Let us celebrate that God is compassionate and tender with us. We learn so much about God’s character through the names that … Read More Meditations: The tenderness of God
“Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:14 Something changed in her, an innocence lost. As she looked out, the world seemed to be losing color, so she hung her head. The ground seemed to be shaking. She looked around. No one else seemed to notice. To her terror, she realized, she alone felt the tremors of … Read More Be Light
This week 1 Corinthians rocked my world! Often, we study single verses out of context, and they begin to reflect what is inside our hearts. When, we take the time to read through the whole letter, God uses his word to display himself into our hearts and supernatural healing begins. See what I did there? Reflection is natural to humans. We were designed to … Read More Meditation: Holiness
World Poetry Day
In case you didn’t know, it’s world poetry day. Somewhere between sadness and grief, Jesus met me, and gave me the comfort of His presence. He spoke gently through the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fiery furnace from chapter 3 of the Book of Daniel. This story has comforted me in a variety of storms, and it doesn’t disappoint. When Jesus … Read More World Poetry Day
God Loves You!
Someone needs another sneak peek at the devotional I’m writing about learning to rest, Whispers of Rest in the Storm. Day 23 Rest in the Love of Christ Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were sinners, Christ died for us. What beautiful words! God demonstrated His love. When my son died, I hurt so much I … Read More God Loves You!
Learning to Rest is Work.
I’m writing a devotional about learning to rest. God calls us to rest in Him, but what does that mean and how do we do it? I have learned that learning to rest in God takes work. It doesn’t happen naturally . I’m giving you a sneak peek at the devotional today. Day 1 Rest in a Prayer for Renewal Colossians 1:9-14 “We are … Read More Learning to Rest is Work.
The Deadly Trio
The deadly trio of deep need buried in every human heart is approval, acceptance, and affirmation. The overwhelming need to pursue this trio brings death to every relationship, save one. If we continue to seek this fluctuating trio in our fellow man or woman, we will never satisfy our need. The story of Eve’s temptation in the garden showcases our biggest needs and our … Read More The Deadly Trio