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
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My mission in life is to be content and to help others to be content. The Apostle Paul said that he had learned to be content in all circumstances (Philippians 4:11). We read a little about those circumstances in 2 Corinthians 11:24-26, where he tells that he was beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, and robbed just to … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Be Content
Looking back on 2021, it is easy to see that there were problems. We were all hopeful when the vaccines rolled out that we could put COVID behind us and return to life as we knew it prior to the pandemic with all its restrictions and horrors. Many looked forward to a return to relative … Continue reading How to Give 2022 a Bright Beginning
Sometimes my mind dwells on mistakes of the past, tracing the missteps to my current circumstances. I soak my heart in regrets, imagining that every imperfection in my life is the result of my foolishness and sin. I glorify situations I walked away from with every good reason and wonder now why I was so … Continue reading How to Live Life by God’s Plan
I put my bathroom scale in the attic today. It seemed like the only way to stop an upward trend of the numbers it’s been reporting. I went on a couple of trips this fall, and the change in routine set my weight on the rise. Maybe putting away the scale seems like sticking my … Continue reading Keep Your Eyes on the Prize!
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
Do you ever wish you could escape yourself? One of my favorite devotional books is God Calling. It was edited by A.J. Russell, but it is reported to be direct messages from God to two women known only as “The Two Listeners.” It was originally published in 1935. It is arranged in 365 daily readings. … Continue reading Where Shall We Go?
Elohim Ahavah – The God Who Loves The central characteristic of God’s nature is love. The Apostle John states that He is love itself (1 John 4:7). Paul tells us that the love God has for us is too wide, long, high, and deep for us to fully comprehend. It is certainly the attribute that … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 30
Theos Monos Sophos – The Only Wise God Every blogger knows that the best way to get readers’ eyes on your writing is to come up with a good “how-to” post. People are dissatisfied with their lives, their relationships, their bodies. They want to make more money, have more fun, tame their toddler. You name … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 29
Di ou ta Panta – My Everything We have been magnifying the Lord by studying different facets of His character as expressed in His many names, but one of the best ways to make God bigger is to remember all He has done for you and to express gratitude for His many blessings. In my … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 28