I am drawn to the story of the woman at the well told of in the Bible (John 4:1-42). The girl was married five times and was involved with a man who was not her husband when Jesus made a detour through Samaria to offer her a better way to live. The woman at the … Continue reading What are You Drinking?
So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. – James 1:21 (NLT) One thing I took away from last month’s fast was a deeper conviction that knowing and believing the promises … Continue reading Time to Scrub Up!
There are lots of reasons to seek change. Zig Ziglar asked the question, “Is there something you could do in the next 24 hours to make your life worse?” It was a back-handed way of making the point that our actions affect the outcome of our lives. We know we can screw it up even … Continue reading You Will Be Perfect!
"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!