Fan The Flame

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  2 Timothy 1:6  I remember the day I got baptized.  I was 34 years old and at the same time my one year old and 5 year old received the HolyContinue reading “Fan The Flame”

Our New Identity

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.  2 Timothy 2:15 When I quit working full time about 25 years ago, it was hard for me to accept that I no longer contributed financially toContinue reading “Our New Identity”

Closer Than A Brother

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”  Hebrews 13:6 There’s been a number of times in my life when I felt all alone.  In high school the neighbor girl who I had been friends with since I was in fourth gradeContinue reading “Closer Than A Brother”

A Teaspoon of Salt

Season all your grain offerings with salt.   Leviticus 2:13 About a year ago my husband and I decided to combine our plans of getting fit at the gym with changing what we ate for dinner.  We decided to try out a couple meal delivery services.  Now, let me first say my husband is an incredible cook –Continue reading “A Teaspoon of Salt”

Be A Heart Changer & Soul Saver

Life Lesson #9: Christians are in the job of changing hearts and saving souls. Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother—especially to me but how much more to you,Continue reading “Be A Heart Changer & Soul Saver”

Wonderfully Made

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 A prayer to love myself Heavenly Father, so many of my perceived short falls come from my poor sense of self-worth.  I look in the mirror sometimes andContinue reading “Wonderfully Made”

Pray It Till You Make It

Although controversial to some, I credit evangelist Joyce Meyer with the jumpstart to my transformation from “baby Christian” to a maturing one.  Why? The day I broke down and said to God, “Why am I still so unhappy?  Why can’t I experience joy and peace in my life?” He admonished me and asked, “What have you reallyContinue reading “Pray It Till You Make It”

Amazing Presence

As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem whoContinue reading “Amazing Presence”

His Amazing Word

In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 This week, on one of the Instagram accounts I follow, the site owner posed the question: What good thing happened to you this year?  She added, “Let’s spread some gratitude vibes.”  My answer? That my faith has gottenContinue reading “His Amazing Word”

Patience, Grasshopper

I’ve told my friends that looking back over my life so far, I really have only one regret.  It’s that I wish I had a closer relationship with Jesus when I was the parent of young kids.  My husband and I attended church fairly regularly.  But I was wrapped up in childrearing worries and stresses and didn’t knowContinue reading “Patience, Grasshopper”