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October 19, 2021

Learning True Dedication Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5, ESV If you have participated in one of the reading plans that take you through the Bible over one year, two or three years, then you may have noticed something: God’s commitment to humanity can […]

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 […]

August 3, 2021

Be Encouraged: You Don’t Have to Be a “Super” Saint or Christian in order to enjoy the benefits of heavenly wisdom. “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” ((James 1:5) It is one thing […]

August 2, 2021

Be Encouraged: God Can bring you in on boards and pieces if he needs to! “he ordered those who could swim to jump overboard first and make for the land, and the rest on planks or on pieces of the ship. And so it was that all were brought safely […]

June 3, 2021

 Affirming Message: “I Will Not Faint on the Day of Adversity, But I Will Endure!” If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.—Proverbs 24:10 Be cognizant of your “self-speak” when you are going through adversity. Adversity is any kind of misfortune, any difficulty, any serious or […]

June 2, 2021

Encouraging Affirmation: God is the Strength of My Heart “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”—Psalm 73:26 It was a touching scene being played out on my window ledge and in front of me: Mama bird teaching baby […]

May 30, 2021

Encouraging Affirmation: I am the salt of the earth! You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet—Matthew 5:13 Salt acts as […]

May 29, 2021

Encouraging Affirmation: I Am God’s Masterpiece! For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them—Ephesians 2:10 Our youngest daughter shared a picture she had taken of a double rainbow in the evening sky. As I studied it […]

May 28, 2021

Encouraging Affirmation: I Am Meant to Shine! You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in […]

May 24, 2021

Encouraging Affirmation: “I am never without the protection of an All-powerful, Almighty God, who is my own heavenly Father!” Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I […]