How Dare You?

This is a short story about a little girl.  A girl without a name.  A Jewish slave girl, taken captive by the Syrians 1000’s of years ago.  But first, let me tell you about another little girl, one who few have heard of yet recently saved so many. In 2004, 10-year-old Tilly Smith was vacationing on a beachContinue reading “How Dare You?”

Courage

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 There’s certainly a lot of courageous people in the Bible. After Moses’ death, God commands Joshua to take the Israelites into the promised land – not knowing whatContinue reading “Courage”

Contend for the Faith

Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richlyContinue reading “Contend for the Faith”

We Say Yes

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58 A few years ago, God put my faith listening ears and my trust in Him to the test.  HeContinue reading “We Say Yes”

Resolute In Christ

As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. Luke 9:51 Hi Friends!  It’s been a while since my last post – which ended the 30 More Days of Praise series.  I’ve been praying for some time for direction about my next series.  And I finally received a pushContinue reading “Resolute In Christ”

His Grand Orchestra

You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12 The other morning my husband and I were out for an early morning walk.  The clouds were building to the east and IContinue reading “His Grand Orchestra”

The Power In Us

…for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:13 How glorious would it have been to live when Jesus was physically here on Earth?  To sit at the Sermon on the Mount and hear His words directly from His mouth?  To be in a busyContinue reading “The Power In Us”

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”

Battle Strategy

Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.  Psalm 144:1 I have a very strong personality.  I’m a fixer and a doer.  I’m a creative problem solver.  So, for me to sit back and let God take control or direct me has been one of my greatest challenges.  A few years ago,Continue reading “Battle Strategy”

Eat Up His Words

When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.   Jeremiah 15:16 I visited some friends recently outside Austin, Texas.  One day we were trying to decide where to eat for lunch and I mentioned seeing a place that served Louisana-style shrimp and crab.  My friendContinue reading “Eat Up His Words”