Have the events of the past twelve months left you feeling as dry as a bone? God’s life flowing through us is often compared to a spring of water. In John 3:38 (ESV), Jesus said, whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” What … Continue reading Let the Holy Spirit Flow!
Author: Leanne Atherton
"May you live in interesting times," is said to be a curse. Our times are interesting indeed! But could this actually be a blessing? The Bible says that we are to count it all joy when we encounter troubles and trials for when we succeed in facing them, it develops patience and good character. That … Continue reading The Curse of Interesting Times?
Good morning, my Jesus! What will it take to calm my monkey mind? The one that continually runs screaming down dark hallways, bumping into dead-ends and bouncing off walls like a crazed cartoon character? When will I learn to run the maze and make a B-line for the reward? When will I learn to run … Continue reading Stop the World! I Want to Get Off!
Lord! I cry out to you this morning, thankful for the privilege of knowing you, the ruler of heaven and earth. I am your beloved child, an heir to all you possess, and what do you not possess? You own it all. I was looking at an image of Hunter Biden with his father, President … Continue reading Abba, Father!
Good morning, my sweet Jesus! Yours is the voice I need to hear this morning. Your voice is the whisper in the chaos. You will not shout to be heard above the TV, the internet, the voices that demand my attention and keep my head continually spinning and confused. Your voice is calm, steady, and … Continue reading The Lord is My Shepherd
If you were reading along during the 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life review, you learned that your thoughts create your experience. If you weren’t, then you can learn more about that in the posts from February 26 - April 17. In those posts, I expounded on author Tommy Newberry's book which proported practicing Philippians … Continue reading Talk Back to Self-Defeat!
I haven’t been writing much lately. My mother always said, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. With the world circumstances swirling in my head, the best I could do was hold on tight and try to deny the pain in my gut. Who wants to hear anything more about that? … Continue reading And Now, the Good News!
Raise your hand if, like me, you’ve had two or three—or more—people send you YouTube links to Christian prophecies that reveal something awful is about to happen. Money evaporating. Cities burning. UN troops policing US soil. On and on it goes. One thing I’ve noticed in all the videos I’ve been sent, or the ones … Continue reading Brace Yourself!
As the storm of coronavirus rages around me, I am continually looking to Jesus to show me how to respond. A couple of days ago, I went to Matthew 7:24-25 (NKJV) which says, “Therefore, whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on … Continue reading Don’t Just Stand There! Come Out of the Rain!
I think of myself as a change expert. Resilient. Resilient is term defined as able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations. Multiple times over the years, I have found myself starting over with no idea of where I would live or how I would support myself. It’s always worked out. Besides hard times, … Continue reading How to Keep Your Balance When the World Turns Upside Down