Are you feeling that if you could only get a handle on a few key issues, you could definitely be content? Happy? What are those for you? Maybe it's weight or health, relationships, career, finances. The biggies, right? If you’re like me, sometimes the results of my best efforts take me in the opposite direction … Continue reading Walk This Way
Are you broken? Does it feel as if your life is 5,000-piece puzzle, dumped out of the box, its lid long gone along with its clues as to what to make of this mess? Good news! The One who designed you, crafted you, and sent you out into the world has the blueprint, the tools, … Continue reading Keys to a Blessed Life
Each year my younger sisters and I each have a Bible verse we feel speaks to us for the days ahead. The theme for 2022 is “trust.” One sister chose Isaiah 26:4 (GNT), “Trust in the Lord forever; he will always protect us.” The other heard Psalms 37:3 (GNT), “Trust in the Lord and do … Continue reading Step One – Trust God
It’s Christmas! Time for gifts! If you're lucky, you'll receive a pile of presents and nestled among them will be the perfect one! The item you’ve longed for, the one that will light up your existence, lift your burdens and make you sparkle! That’s a tall order, but it’s a wish most of us carry … Continue reading The Best Gift Ever
We all sense it—the seismic shift in reality that is taking place all around us. The very ground beneath our feet seems to be shaking. Nothing feels the same. But one thing will never change! God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). His Word is eternal (Isaiah 40:8). Once He declares a … Continue reading Don’t Miss Christmas!
It’s the Christmas season and decorations are popping up everywhere. It’s always a beautiful time of year, even here in Austin, TX where temperatures can hover in the 80’s. We has enormous, craggy Live Oak Trees here. One of my favorite embellishments of the season is the wrapping of these trees in lights from top … Continue reading Be the Light
Christmastime is here! This year, the first advent of Jesus seems to have special meaning amid so much speculation that He will soon come again. This time of year, we read the words of Isaiah as we celebrate the Yuletide: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the … Continue reading The Promise of Christmas
Yehoshua (Jesus) – Yahweh Saves Jesus. What a beautiful name it is. What comfort, healing, and love are bound up in that name. What power and majesty. It is the name given to save us (Acts 4:12) from a never-ending life of tears and trouble. While we live on this earth, it is a sanctuary … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 27
Emmanuel – God with Us I was thinking a while back about the electronics we buy. At one time, these items came with a thick paper manual. Learning how to operate your purchase required that you dig through the tome. Good luck if you misplaced it, and who could find anything in there any way? … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 12
Top of the list of things you can do to increase your peace and joy in these crazy times is to read the Bible. Oh, no. Bible reading has become one of those legalistic “must do’s” that most of us have decided we don’t have to do any more. As Christians, we listen to preachers, … Continue reading Give Me Life Through Your Word!