Blurry But Not Blind

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6 One step forward and two steps back. You let a smile widen on your face only to be washed away by tears the next day. Our culture, determination, … [Read more…]

Take God at His Word

  Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, he went to him and begged him to come and heal his son, who … [Read more…]

Get Serious and Stand

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 “Enchanted” was Kylie’s treat of choice one summer afternoon as we cuddled on the sofa. The battle of good versus evil took a back seat to the pretty costumes and fun songs until the movie took a … [Read more…]

Refuse, Refocus, and Run

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the … [Read more…]

Obedience: The Lord Needs It

“As he approached Bethpage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one had ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here, 31 … [Read more…]

Quiver In God’s Presence

He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver. He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.” But I said, “I have labored to no purpose; I have … [Read more…]

Cheerful Obedience

A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30  A cheerful look. There was a season in my life when a cheerful look was a tall order, but I knew I wanted a joyful heart. I searched for joy by asking myself a few questions: What … [Read more…]

To Skim Or Not To Skim

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 My family loves going to the beach. We unpack, put our toes in the sand, and refuse to hurry until our vacation time expires. Last year my five-year-old son, Kaden, took a liking to the skim board. It is smaller than … [Read more…]

Fearless Comfort

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4   I was a curious … [Read more…]

Love Portal

What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his … [Read more…]