David had inner-constant joy that comes only from the presence of God. The joy that defeats sadness, discouragement, and anger! When we give our lives to Jesus, we inherit that same joy. We are now set apart by God though the Holy Spirit. But, oh, how we must constantly guard our heart and joy from… Read More Do you have JOY?
Have you ever heard someone say “I’m not feeling very grateful today”? I think we’ve all felt that way at one time or another. Our attitudes of gratitude should not be dictated by our moods or circumstances. We need to periodically check our attitudes. It is easy to fall prey to Satan and be consumed… Read More How is Your Attitude?
Have you ever felt like you misread God’s will for your life? I have, especially on hard days of domestic engineering, or those times I experience writer’s block. When I am frustrated, it is so easy to fall prey to the lies of the enemy. As I re-read the Christmas story this morning, I thought… Read More Faith like Mary and Joseph
“Tis the season to be jolly, fala lala lala lala lala!” Some reading this may actually disagree with my first sentence. While Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for Christians, as we are celebrating the birth of our Savior, many people find the Christmas season to be emotionally brutal. Christmas can bring… Read More Love Them through Their Blue Christmas
It is assumed David wrote Psalms 61, 62, & 63 during a time of refuge. Perhaps when he escaped during Absalom’s rebellion or when he was hiding in the wilderness after Saul tried to kill him. Regardless the reason, David shows us how to trust God, worship God and pray to God no matter our… Read More Praying with Psalms
In every organization, there are people working diligently behind the scenes making the big decisions that ultimately affect the function and welfare of the whole organization. Our #BackToSchoolPrayer list should include our school administrators. The principals, assistants, advisors, superintendents, district board members, etc, play important roles in the education and safety of our children. These… Read More Praying them Back to School, Part 3
As we continue our #BackToSchoolPrayer, let’s remember those who sacrifice so much every day for our children: the teachers. From the preschools to the universities, teachers, teacher’s assistants, and professors are sacrificing their personal time and money to ensure our children will receive the best of their professional knowledge. They wear many hats during the… Read More Praying Them Back to School – Part 2
It’s that time again. Back. To. School. It’s a time of roller coaster emotions for students, parents and teachers alike. And, sadly, the evil chaos in our world is not going to pause for the school bell. In contrast, Satan is working overtime to orchestrate new schemes that will entice, and in some cases, trap… Read More Praying them Back to School
My encouragement for today is to PRAY! There are so many needs for prayer in our families, communities, and among our friends. Pleasse take time to PRAY for someone today. “Prayer is the greatest act of love we can show another person.” Excerpt from: I Will Pray For You
A true friend stands by you no matter what, good and bad times. But many people feel that the true test of friendship is when we face the challenging times, the hard disappointments and pain. Who is there for us? “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is for adversity.” – Proverbs 17:17… Read More Godly Friendship