Encourage Each Other

"Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them." (Ephesians 4:29, NLT) I have seen how, if someone is criticized and belittled, they want to give up. It breaks them. It causes them to actually NOT work... 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 →

Created to be Overcomers

Written by Bella Sage   When I think about how to describe my personal walk with God, a lot of words come to mind. Among them are descriptions such as beautiful, endless, intimate, amazing, as well as words such as challenging, frustrating, and even terrifying sometimes. This may seem surprising to some people, but the... Continue Reading →

a Tumbleweed on the Prairie

God's Message: "Cursed is the strong one who depends on mere humans, Who thinks he can make it on muscle alone and sets God aside as dead weight. He's like a tumbleweed on the prairie, out of touch with the good earth. He lives rootless and aimless in a land where nothing grows." (Jeremiah 17:5-6... Continue Reading →

Morning Glories and Bindweeds

This is the time of year I begin to plan my vegetable garden. Soon will be planting season. For the last few years my garden has been taken over and choked out by morning glories.   Morning Glories - Weeds disguised as beautiful flowers.   They are hardy. They are tenacious. They are opportunistic. They... Continue Reading →

Faith Like a Child

"I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill." (Psalm 3:4)   My 6-year-old had gotten into a predicament [she was okay, but she needed a little help]. She was on the other side of the house. She yelled for me to help her.   I couldn't... Continue Reading →

Even When We Aren’t Seeing Him

This morning I was doing a children's devotional with my 6-year-old daughter. The topic was "TRUST" and the verse of the day was Psalm 62:8, "Trust in Him at all times."   Sometimes it is in the simplest ways that God will speak to your heart.   The story was about a little girl and... 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 →

Seasons of Failure

No excuses. There are times I simply FAIL. ...I... ...me... I am the one who failed.     God never fails. The WORD of God never fails. God is LOVE, and LOVE never fails. And I am THANKFUL!   I am convinced, however, that sometimes the seasons of my own failure are purposeful. Sometimes a... Continue Reading →

But Once They Get Separated

I am reading a book to my 5-year-old daughter called Mountain Born (written by Elizabeth Yates). The book is about a young boy that is learning to be a shepherd. His first time alone with the sheep, he falls asleep. When he awakes he realizes that the sheep have been scattered. He is afraid and doesn't... Continue Reading →

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