God’s Guardrails

For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. Deuteronomy 30:16 I grew up not wanting to have children.  In my isolated world IContinue reading “God’s Guardrails”

She Counsels with Truth + Love

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:17 “We are pretty much the only hope that God has for reaching people who need him.” Joyce Meyer On a recent visit with my daughterContinue reading “She Counsels with Truth + Love”

Retire From Self Care

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 “I believe Jesus died to deliver ourselves from ourselves.  How many of us are just fed up being ourselves all the time?” Joyce Meyer The darkness, fury and despair of the young woman sitting next to me grew with each passing minute.  We wereContinue reading “Retire From Self Care”

Fight or Flight

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.   1 Peter 4:12 I’d wanted to get my motorcycle license since I was 16 years old.  For any of you counting that’s about 37 years ago.  Back then, my mind and bodyContinue reading “Fight or Flight”

The Sword of God

Life Lesson #15: Our best defense against false teaching is to stay rooted in the Word of God. But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” Jude 1:9 We find ourselves at the endContinue reading “The Sword of God”

Unburdened Your Heart

Lesson #7: Forgiveness of others brings us the blessings of Christ It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus— that I appeal to you for my son  Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. Philemon 1:9-10 Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness.  It keeps poppingContinue reading “Unburdened Your Heart”

Imma Soul Saver

To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. 1 Corinthians 9:22-23  A prayer that I would share the Gospel with othersContinue reading “Imma Soul Saver”

Pessimist or Pollyanna?

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15:11 A prayer to live a joy-filled life. Gracious God your gifts and blessing to me cannot be counted.  And yet so often I turn to the negative parts in my life and place myContinue reading “Pessimist or Pollyanna?”

Vessels of Good News

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but willContinue reading “Vessels of Good News”

Historical Perspective

I’ve heard a lot of media types say this year is one of the most difficult “of all time.” As humans we tend to look at history from our own timeframe. When we do that it negates all the trials and tribulations so many before us have endured..As Christians we need to grasp hold ofContinue reading “Historical Perspective”