Truth + Love

Life Lesson # 6: Truth and love must go hand in hand in our lives If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not take them into your house or welcome them. Anyone who welcomes them shares in their wicked work. 2 John 10-11 Throughout the text in these five smallest books inContinue reading “Truth + Love”

The Sword of the Spirit

For I am the Lord your God,    who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—    the Lord Almighty is his name.16 I have put my words in your mouth    and covered you with the shadow of my hand—I who set the heavens in place,    who laid the foundations of the earth,    and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’” Isaiah 51:15-16 When we pictureContinue reading “The Sword of the Spirit”

Strength Through His Promises

Say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, and do not fear for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you.” Isaiah 35:4 Peace Through Strength A simple three-word statement can mean so many different things to so many different people. I was in high school and then collegeContinue reading “Strength Through His Promises”

A Rescue From Fear

Do Not Fear Easier said than done, right? If you have never been fear stricken with a perilous drive through a blizzard or holding a sick child with a fever of 104 or coming to the end of a bad week at work convinced that it will surely end with your firing, then you haveContinue reading “A Rescue From Fear”

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”

Fruits of His Spirit

Do you sometimes feel a bit untethered?  Wandering off into the wilderness and you’ve forgotten the way back to the trail?  Or maybe you are scrambling over the boulders of fear, anxiety and hopelessness.  It wouldn’t be surprising given what’s been thrown at us in 2020.  But God is the Prince of Peace.  That doesn’t mean He’s the “prince ofContinue reading “Fruits of His Spirit”

Amazingly Grateful

Throughout this year the message I keep getting from every Christian source is to grow in my faith I need to learn about God’s character.  And to know God’s character we need to go to the one true source – His Holy Word.  The Bible is the most amazing reference book.  It changes every time you read it.  I’veContinue reading “Amazingly Grateful”

An Amazingly Balanced Life

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced byContinue reading “An Amazingly Balanced Life”

The Amazing Act of Choosing

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.“  Matthew 6:24 This week has seen many opportunities to make a choice.  To choose the amazing peace given to us by Jesus or chaos.  To choose to take ourContinue reading “The Amazing Act of Choosing”

His Amazing Peace

Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion andContinue reading “His Amazing Peace”