Endurance

Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised. (Hebrews 10:36 NLT) Times are difficult. Things can be confusing. The world is mocking us. But we shouldn't be surprised by this. God told us exactly what to expect. And... Continue Reading →

Choose Today! Today is the Day!

"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon [money, possessions, fame, status, or whatever is valued more than the Lord]. (Matthew 6:24 - Amplified Bible) Still on the fence? It... Continue Reading →

Shut the Door

I have to begin here. In 2 Kings 4:33 (NLT): "He went in alone and shut the door behind him and prayed to the LORD." The beginning is to know what it means to shut the door. In this particular verse, translated from the Hebrew word sâgar, shut means to surrender. (Check out the entire... Continue Reading →

How do I move forward from here?

New years. New beginnings. Always filled with good intentions. Goals. Plans. How do I move FORWARD? "Stay alert; be in prayer so you don’t wander into temptation without even knowing you’re in danger. There is a part of you that is eager, ready for anything in God. But there’s another part that’s as lazy as... Continue Reading →

Reckless Love

"Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn't you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying... Continue Reading →

Two are Better than One

"Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 11 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? 12 A person standing alone can be... Continue Reading →

The Little Foxes

I have learned the hard way. Foxes will stalk their prey for days...weeks even. They study their habits. They learn the weaknesses of their prey. See a fox - scare it away - it will return. You must catch it. You must eliminate it. Or it will kill. A single fox can take out an... Continue Reading →

WHEN You Fall

New years often bring resolutions for change, whether to stop a “bad” habit or to start a new “good” habit.   So often we start out strong, only to find ourselves fail shortly thereafter.   Thinking of all of this got me thinking about a familiar passage of scripture, found in Matthew (14:25-31a, NLT):  ... Continue Reading →

Where are your accusers?

  I have struggled a bit with a fear. A fear of being found out. A fear of judgement.   What will they "say" about me?    Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat down and... Continue Reading →

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