“Put yourselves to the test to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize regarding yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you – unless, indeed, you fail the test!”2 Corinthians 13:5 Friends, sin makes everything about us. Not only is “i” central to this tiny, English word, but … Continue reading Know Thyself: A Biblical Perspective
“Looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”Hebrews 12:2 While our culture feeds the desire of our old sin nature to be self-reliant, C.H. Spurgeon’s … Continue reading “Look Unto Jesus” by Charles H. Spurgeon
Friends, when hardships come (and they will), let’s not give up! But when I say, “not give up”…I’m not referring to us being stronger and more self-sufficient! That’s the opposite of what I’m exhorting here. Self-reliance is often the shovel which digs our pits! On the contrary, we need to abandon the authority we arrogantly … Continue reading Are You Weary? Don’t Give Up…
This is an abbreviated preview of a post yet to be written, but here it goes… Who is leading today? Are you focused upon and accommodating a designated personality type, or are you submitting every emotion and/or test result to the cross? Friends, what we focus upon can eventually consume us. And what consumes us, … Continue reading What or Who is Leading Today? A Personality type, or God?
Friends, if you were like me, you grew-up with images of heaven as a location where angels perched themselves upon fluffy, white clouds…lounging peacefully, without a care-in-the-world. Beautiful and yet, if we are completely transparent, dull and impersonal. In addition to these characterizations of the afterlife, Scripture was taught predominantly via flannel graph and cartoons. … Continue reading Bucket Lists
Sis, do you need encouragement, today? Gary Habermas has some for you! In a recent message delivered by Dr. Gary Habermas to the Evangelical Philosophical Society, he provided 3 examples of how God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purposes: Peter, James, … Continue reading God’s Purposes: Peter, James, and Paul
Sisters, we need to be in God’s Word. When we neglect the Bible, we tend to look at God through the lens of our emotions and circumstances. We create an inaccurate view of God which looks a lot like us, with desires like our own. We mold Him into what we are able to perceive … Continue reading Holy
Friends, I’ve written this before but it certainly bears repeating…What we focus upon can eventually consume us. And what consumes us, ultimately leads us. And what leads us, inevitably rules our hearts. And what rules our hearts, most assuredly becomes our hope. Sisters, in what or in whom are you placing your Hope? In a … Continue reading Set Your Mind
Gals, one of the most impactful lessons God has provided through motherhood, is how important it is to pray. Recently, my sweet 11-year-old daughter was incredibly nervous. Perhaps terrified! She was preparing to get a shot at the Doctor, and wasn’t thrilled about it. I could relate to her angst and certainly could understand her … Continue reading Fear Arises When…
This is a modified re-post of the “Come to Me” post from February 2021. Friends, have you ever been advised to “Follow your heart,” or encouraged with the phrases: “It’s always been in you,” or “You’ve got this!” Most often folks say these phrases as thoughtful exhortations meant to uplift and inspire. However, should we?? … Continue reading God’s Got This!