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September 30, 2021

Don’t Keep Going, Return Return to the LORD your God for he is gracious and merciful. (Joel 2:13, ESV) If you have ever been going down a wrong road, or discovered you were going in the opposite direction from where you want to be, then you know it doesn’t make […]

September 29, 2021

Fight Bravely for the Welfare of Others Be courageous! Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of God. (2 Samuel 10:12, NLT) In 2 Samuel 10, there is an excellent example and story to make us pause and think about the strength God has given us to […]

September 28, 2021

Speak Comfort Speak comfort to Jerusalem. (Isaiah 40:1, NKJV) In over 40 years of hearing my husband preach on many subjects I have never grown tired of hearing his messages to the families who were laying their loved ones to rest. He has a knack of comforting the living and […]

September 27, 2021

God Comforts His Own “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. Speak comfort to Jerusalem. (Isaiah 40:1, NKJV) We all need a little (or lot) of comfort now and then. Being comforted by others does not necessarily solve or diminish all our problems or what we are going through, […]

September 25, 2021

Bearing Your Cross Take up your cross daily and follow me. (Luke 9:23, NLT) At the end of Jesus’ earthly life we see or read about him carrying that big, heavy, ugly, wooden cross through the streets—physically exhausted, beaten, weary, and humiliated—still, forced to carry it to the place where […]

September 24, 2021

God’s Rewards Program He is a rewarder of those who seek him. (Hebrews 11:6, NKJV) Just about every place has a rewards program now. Some of them pay off big time and are worth signing up for. When we think about it there are rewards connected to just about everything. […]

September 23, 2021

Turning from Selfishness If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways. (Luke 9:23, NLT) To be selfish means to think only or primarily of yourself, your points of view, your life, your needs, feelings, etc. It does not take much thought or […]

September 22, 2021

Meditation The meditation of my heart shall be understanding. (Psalm 49:3, ESV) Meditation is good for the inner being and for processing information presented. I had a conversation with a good friend who shared a piece of information that escaped me in the moment. But when I went back and […]

September 21, 2021

God is the Strength of Your Life The LORD is the strength of my life. (Psalm 27:1, ESV) Surprisingly, as strong, and resilient as the human body is, its capacity to endure and be strengthened, it is surprisingly fragile. A blow to the head, as little as one teaspoon of […]

September 20, 2021

Jesus Helps us Move Forward with Life Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” (John 21:3) I empathize with the disciples. I know what that feels like; what to do after a deep loss. Their leader and friend was […]