How Do You Glorify God In Your Body and Spirit?

How Do You Glorify God In Your Body and Spirit?

You are not your own – you have been bought with a price! One can glorify God in their body and spirit by: –  Treating yourself ROYALLY. –  Taking care of God’s Property – Your EARTH SUIT. Did you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost who lives in you and you are not your own? […]

Lord, Increase my faith

Lord, Increase my faith

More than once I have hit the rock bottom. More than once I have wanted to give up. More than once I have contemplated giving up my faith and backsliding. More than once I have heard the enemy mock me and call me a failure and good for nothing. More than once I have heard […]

Season of Worship

Season of Worship

Fall in Wisconsin is a time of preparation. We winterize the camper, bring in the deck chairs, put the markers out along the driveway for the guy who plows our driveway. Years ago we lived in a house heated by a wood stove. Fall was the time to stack wood along the side of the […]

Jesus Is In Control Of The Fiercest Storm

Jesus Is In Control Of The Fiercest Storm

Do you remember when Jesus was asleep in the boat and suddenly a furious storm began buffeting the disciple’s boat?  This wasn’t an ordinary storm; this was the unpredictable type that would appear suddenly and become out of control.  It was big enough to make seasoned, professional fishermen believe that they were going to die. […]

Walking in the Gospel of Peace

Walking in the Gospel of Peace

And having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15 NKJV). My dad spent over 40 years working as a butcher. He wore a certain pair of shoes  for work because his feet picked up the grease and meat particles that spilled on the floor of the butcher shop. At […]

Serving God by Sorting Books?

Serving God by Sorting Books?

As I approached the empty nest season of life I was praying that God would show me how he wanted me to use the free time I would have. I could have signed up to help with the local food pantry or another service organization. Instead I waited to see who God would send to […]

I Have Doubt

I Have Doubt

While watching the morning news today, a local Priest made a statement about the Catholic Church and its handling of Priests who had been accused of inappropriate behavior with minors, he said, “lose faith in the Church but never lose faith in Jesus.” In the movie Doubt, the head Nun made a statement at the […]

7 Tools for Your Spiritual Toolbox: Prayer #2

7 Tools for Your Spiritual Toolbox: Prayer #2

We all forget about tools we have in closets, in boxes in the garage, or in the top kitchen cabinets. Some tools we rarely use, whether they be in the garage, the workbench, or our spiritual filing cabinet, often because we don’t want to go through the bother of taking them out. A “best practice” in […]

Dream

Dream

Dreams. Sometimes life has dealt harshly with us and our desire to dream fades. Perhaps we’ve suffered a harsh rejection and letting go of dreams has kept the ache from worsening. One day, we wake up and realize we’ve stopped hoping that good things will come to pass. Oh, we still believe in God and […]

16 Ways to Satisfy Your Soul

16 Ways to Satisfy Your Soul

The wind-swept mountain offers little reprieve, and I claw my way up the vertical granite rock face. I’m alone at 11,000 feet, and it hasn’t occurred to me that this might be a bad idea.  I’m young and invincible, and all I want to do is seek the next summit – encounter the next thrill. […]

Fighting Unbelief

Fighting Unbelief

Mark 9:23-24 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” Are you struggling with unbelief? How do you know if you are? Those who are struggling with unbelief often show symptoms of […]

How Different Does Your Life Look?

How Different Does Your Life Look?

Believers in Christ are told that we are a new creation, the old has gone and the new has come. That is the purpose behind being baptized. But how different does your life look from others around you? “…Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our […]

For Her Price is Far Above Rubies

For Her Price is Far Above Rubies

Nothing is hidden from God. He knows the innermost thoughts of our hearts. I have prayed for years to be married to a saved, sanctified, loving, handsome, prosperous man. I can’t seem to meet the right man for me. I even tried the Christian dating sites and didn’t meet anyone that peaked my interest. I […]

Will There Be Math in Heaven?

Will There Be Math in Heaven?

Math is not my strong suit. I have to smile as I write these words. And I know my husband will be howling with laughter when he reads this. I’m so much NOT a numbers girl, I’m almost handicapped. At least that’s what I’d thought. But I’ve recently discovered that my view of God is filtered through […]

Weekly Cannibals

Weekly Cannibals

One of my Facebook friends, an atheist, referred to Christians as “weekly cannibals.” I don’t know if he believed his own words or was just letting fly his cynicism regarding faith in a deity, but his scorn reminded me that people in the first century accused the brand new church of the same horrible practice. […]

Honestly Speaking

Honestly Speaking

  Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder. Honesty is not nor is it relative to any given circumstance.   A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble (Proverbs 17:20 NIV).   What is honesty? “What do you think of my new dress?” Lisa asked. […]

On Which Shelf Have You Put Your Hope?

On Which Shelf Have You Put Your Hope?

As I sit here about to type my post, I wonder how to capture the journey I have been on with the Lord the last several months… Maybe you’ve watched via Facebook or Instagram as friends have taken a road-trip out west or traveled to some glorious destination overseas. They chronicle the beauty, the adventure, […]

Looking for Reasons to Celebrate

Looking for Reasons to Celebrate

The pretty picture at the top is not an artful arrangement of potpourri. It is actually the gravesite of a deceased grasshopper. I’ve spent this past week watching three grandkids while my son and daughter-in-law celebrate their anniversary. One morning I sat on the front step watching four-year-old Zoey and her bestie Anneliese being silly […]