Because of Jesus, I can sing a new song. He pursued me in the darkness. He patiently corrected my wrong beliefs about who He is. He waited for me to in humbleness to abandon my selfish pursuit of my earthly kingdom. Jesus restored my soul, and as my eyes focus on His heavenly kingdom, I find myself desiring as Paul wrote, “…we also groan … Read More Meditation: My New Song
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
John 10:10-11 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” The struggles in this life stress our ability to think rationally and clearly. We compound this stress with the cloud of sin, and … Read More Banishing My Inner Negative Voice
We can be sure of few things in this life. We know that we will have struggles. The righteous and the unrighteous face many of the same storms. We also know the One that “even the winds and waves obey (Luke 8:22-25)”. “Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea (Ps. 46:2).” … Read More Meditation: Know
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!
Here’s a second sneak peek at Whispers of Rest in the Storm. Day 10 Rest in Repentance Isaiah 30:15 “…In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…” Repentance is not a onetime event. 1 John 1:8 “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, … Read More Is God for You?
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.
My Redeemer is beautiful! I am meditating on the great hymn Alas! and Did my Savior Bleed? Was it for sins that I have done He suffered on the tree? Would He devote that sacred head for sinners such as I? Here, Lord, I give myself away. ‘Tis all that I can do. And step by step on this journey of faith, Jesus restores … Read More Meditation: My Redeemer is Beautiful!
You are beautiful! You are. Woman is. We were designed for beauty! Although context matters, 1 Corinthians 11:7 speaks to this. Yes, this is a problematic verse, and I will dive into that a bit. Hopefully, clarifying a few things for women who need to hear of their beauty. “ A man, in fact, should not cover his head, because he is God’s image and … Read More He’s prettier than I