Sunday morning “after church foyer talk” is sometimes brief because of family schedules and plans. But on a recent Sunday, a common and all too familiar emotion was conveyed by a sweet woman of God as I asked the usual question, “How are you?” Although this woman’s joyous countenance was reassuring, she offered a facial… Read More The Gift of Prayer
Information… If you take the Word of God into your head and spout it out to others, but you don’t take it any further, that’s called information. The Pharisees were truly remarkable when it came to information, intellectually amassing all kinds of biblical data. But they neglected to apply it. They refused to live it.… Read More I Want Bloody Toes
Every time we fight with weeds and thistles in our garden, we can think of our own disobedience. And every time we experience pain or attend a funeral and suffer heartache from the loss of a loved one – we remember our prideful, sinful nature, and our great need of a Savior. God tells us in Chapter… Read More Thorns, Thistles, Pain, Death and a Promised Gift!
The last train ride I had taken was when I was 16 years old, so although I was somewhat excited to ride a train again, years of only flying to destinations had spoiled me. Like a presumptive senior citizen, I announced to the man behind the train counter that I wanted the largest bag checked and… Read More A Train Ride To Remember
John 19:23, 24 – When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. “Let’s not tear it” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get… Read More How Much Would You Pay For God’s Clothing?
I glance at my dear husband reading his Bible as we sit comfortably in our cozy living room. The peaceful ambiance is compliments of soft praise music, flickering fireplace flames and the Holy Spirit. What brought us to this place? Certainly the season of our lives contributes to it, but, as I remember where we came from and… Read More Grateful Reflections
Planting God’s Word Deep Within Here is a method you can employ to get personal direction from God Himself. If you meet with Him every day for a short time the Holy Spirit will give you “nuggets” meant just for you. This is very personal and powerful. We can’t expect anything in our lives to… Read More S.O.A.P.ing
Allow me to share a few paragraphs from an article entitled How to Please a Holy God by Dieudonne Tamfu. The Work of God That Pleases God God equips us by working in us that which pleases him. The participial phrase “working in us that which is pleasing in his sight” (Hebrews 13:21) defines how… Read More Peace Is Conditional (Part 2)
As I was reading the Christmas Story from Luke 2 this week, the ending of verse 14 jumped out of the pages and into my mind and heart in a brand-new way. It reads like this. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased.” The very… Read More Peace Is Conditional (Part 1)