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October 8, 2021

It’s a Good Fit! “he makes the whole body fit together perfectly. (Ephesians 4:16,  ESV) I love jigsaw puzzles and have discovered a method that helps me put them together efficiently and without the need to spend more time than necessary figuring where the pieces go. First, I identify and […]

October 5, 2021

Beautiful You! He has made everything beautiful. (Ecclesiastes 3:11, ESV) Have you heard that saying “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?” It’s meaning is simply that beauty cannot be judged objectively, because what one finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal or seem beautiful to another. Without a […]

October 2, 2021

Doing the Best We Can Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life. (Proverbs 22:6, GNT) There is only one perfect parent: God. Every human parent is going to make mistakes, going to make the wrong decisions at times, going to have regrets: things […]

October 1, 2021

Watch Where You are Dwelling Say not “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. (Ecclesiastes 7:10, ESV) To dwell in the past demonstrates a serious and sinful discontentment with what God has provided in the present. It rejects the […]

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 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 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 18, 2021

Perfect Fit! He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. (Ephesians 4:16, NLT) My husband and I make a great team. We each […]