Walk in the Freedom of Christ

Walk in the Freedom of Christ

A. Throw off the shackles. B. Stand firm and do not let yourself be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. C. The curse has been broken. D. You are unique and special to God. If you were a POW for ten years and awoke one morning with the prison bars wide open. What would […]

Guard Your Gate

Guard Your Gate

A gate is the ideal spot to have control over who or what comes and goes at that crucial entrance point of an important place.  A simple passage in Isaiah gives us a wonderful promise about the significance of a gate and if we study it carefully, we will also notice a hidden warning.  But […]

You Are Beautiful

You Are Beautiful

You are beautiful! Ha! You may say, “I have a mirror and a scale and I know that’s not true.” I’ve said the same thing many times myself. But that’s because we are believing another lie the world wants to convince us of. That lie is: Physical Appearance = Worth   When God calls us […]

Walking Alongside

Walking Alongside

The other day I saw the most adorable thing. An older man pulled out a bike for his wife that is best described as an adult tricycle! He helped his wife get on but she was having trouble getting started. After a couple attempts at getting going, he tried it out to make sure nothing […]

Let Nothing Move You

Let Nothing Move You

Over the last month, well last week or so I’ve felt burnt out. There’s been a lot going on in my family. You know the type where it feels like everything is going crazy all at once and you just want to scream. I’ve done that a few times, and then it makes you all grumpy […]

Will He Keep Putting Them Off?

Will He Keep Putting Them Off?

Several years back I was at a family reunion in Arkansas and ate some potato salad that had been sitting out all day. The morning after the picnic my body awoke with excruciating stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. A FEW THINGS FLOWED THROUGH MY MIND AS I PRAYED: 1.   I’m in a small southern town. […]

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 […]

God’s Response To My Gripe

God’s Response To My Gripe

I heard the words come out of my mouth in a conversation with my friend.  After a few sentences I caught myself and thought, I’ve got to turn this around!  So I quickly started saying some positive, uplifting things.  I did this because there is one thing I don’t want to become…. a griper! I […]

You Are So Loved!

You Are So Loved!

Do you believe that? I admit, it’s a struggle for me. I was raised in a home where I didn’t feel much love or affection. Most of the time I felt like an unwanted annoyance and was simply tolerated. Even today, my now-elderly parents communicate with me in an almost polite, businesslike manner. They are […]

Strength Under Control

Strength Under Control

Have you ever felt like one of your strengths was beginning to drag you down?  A hard worker turns into a workaholic.  A compassionate person no longer sets healthy boundaries.  Success turns into greed.  When strength and blessings are unbridled or uncontrolled, they can become stumbling blocks or even destroy us.  A wild horse is […]

He Leads Us

He Leads Us

Last week I attended an event to support some friends who were taking part. I was there with no agenda other than to hear them speak. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see people I knew and engage in some meaningful conversations. I was so blessed, and one woman said I had unexpectedly encouraged her […]

Our Refuge

Our Refuge

“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.”   ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:1‬ ‭NASB‬‬   I’ve always felt a strong connection to God through nature. I feel close to God when I’m viewing His creation whether blue skies, a starry night, the rolling waves of an ocean […]

Faith Through Sickness

Faith Through Sickness

“Praise the LORD, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out his plans, listening for each of his commands.” Psalms 103:20 (NLT) On more than one occasion I have gone to bed perfectly healthy on Saturday night and awoke Sunday morning with stomach pain, headache, or just not feeling well. During those times I have […]

Under the Umbrella of God’s Peace

Under the Umbrella of God’s Peace

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 I love rainy days. The rest of my family are sun worshippers, but I look forward to those cozy days, hemmed with rain and raveled in jagged strips of lightning. I especially love walking […]

Praying for Single Mothers

Praying for Single Mothers

Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord. Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:4-5 (NKJV) Happy Sunday Morning – I’m thinking about single parents struggling to raise sons and daughters on their own this morning. The above verses […]

The Power Within You

The Power Within You

Attention all Christians:  This is a reminder that the amazing, powerful Holy Spirit lives inside of you!  Why do we need to be reminded?  Because as we go through life’s ups and downs, we may forget…. or take for granted …. or simply not understand the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within us. […]