Gifts in Dark Places

"And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness, secret riches; and you will know that I am doing this—I, the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by your name." Isaiah 45:3 TLB Have you ever known what it's like to experience peace on all sides even in the midst... Continue Reading →

At All Times and For Everything

"At all times and for everything giving thanks in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God the Father," Ephesians 5:20 (AMPC) What is there to be thankful for? Remember when we were celebrating New Year's 11 months ago? When we were planning, making New Year's resolutions, creating vision boards, and promising this would... Continue Reading →

The G.I. Squad

Photo by Ziad Al Halabi on Unsplash "It's better to have a partner than go it alone. Share the work, share the wealth. And if one falls down, the other helps, but if there's no one to help, tough! By yourself you're unprotected. With a friend, you can face the worst," Ecclesiastes 4:9-10,12a MSG I... Continue Reading →

Sheltered and Surrounded

Photo by Adrian Trinkaus on Unsplash "But let all who take refuge in You rejoice! Let them always shout for joy! You will shelter them and they exult - those who love Your Name. For You bless the righteous, ADONAI. You surround him with favor as a shield," Psalm 5:12-13 TLV Last week, I wrote... Continue Reading →

Before It Disappears

Photo by Yarden on Unsplash "Yet you do not know [the least thing] about what may happen tomorrow. What is the nature of your life? You are [really] but a wisp of vapor (a puff of smoke, a mist) that is visible for a little while and then disappears [into thin air]." James 4:14 (AMPC)... Continue Reading →

You Won’t Get By

Photo by John Jackson on Unsplash "You realize, don’t you, that you are the temple of God, and God himself is present in you? No one will get by with vandalizing God’s temple, you can be sure of that. God’s temple is sacred—and you, remember, are the temple," 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 MSG A few weeks ago, during... Continue Reading →

Let Him Teach

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash "But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things." John 14:26a (AMPC) In my post last week, I wrote about honor... Continue Reading →

Love without Honor

"But then David’s conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul’s robe. He said to his men, 'The Lord forbid that I should do this to my lord the king. I shouldn’t attack the Lord’s anointed one, for the Lord himself has chosen him.'" 1 Samuel 24:5-6 (NLT) (Sighs). Lately, I have been asking the Lord to double check my... Continue Reading →

Work and Energy

Photo by Elena Kloppenburg on Unsplash "But because God was so gracious, so very generous, here I am. And I'm not about to let his grace go to waste. Haven't I worked hard trying to do more than any of the others? Even then, my work didn't amount to all that much. It was God... Continue Reading →

Cry If You Must

Photo by Volkan Olmez on Unsplash "Hannah was in deep anguish, crying bitterly as she prayed to the Lord," 1 Samuel 1:10 (NLT) A few weekends ago, I was an emotional mess. For two months now I had been in this faith fight in my marriage, a fight I never thought I'd have to face.... Continue Reading →

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