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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 […]

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 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 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 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 […]

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 […]