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…]

Do You Know Who I Am?

  Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.” He took a little child and had him stand among them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them, “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my … [Read more…]

Overpriced Chicken

For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 14:11 My husband’s first starting season in the NFL was also our second year of marriage. Chris was an unrestricted free agent who worked his tail off to get his foot in the door. He overcame a serious … [Read more…]

Receive, Believe, and Go

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word, but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But … [Read more…]