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”

Walking The Talk

The living, the living—they praise you, as I am doing today; parents tell their children about your faithfulness. Isaiah 38:19 I have a confession to make.  I wasn’t an intentional Christian parent.  Church was often relegated to the backseat during softball season (which pretty much lasts 9 months).  I didn’t make sure my kids were involved in Christian youth groups.  WhenContinue reading “Walking The Talk”

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 Next Chapter

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:10 I was asked recently in a Bible study to list all the religious and “good works”  activities I do.  This included serving my family and friends.  After making the list we were then to write who we doContinue reading “His Next Chapter”

Inside Jokes

Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. Proverb 21:9 You might be scratching your head with the verse today.  What does a marital fight have to do with praising God?  Well, the fight itself doesn’t.  But God’s view of it does.  The book of Proverbs has some pretty funnyContinue reading “Inside Jokes”

His Mysterious Ways

“Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”” John 13:7 In about ten weeks I’ll be a first time grandma.  And even though I’ve personally experienced the miracle of childbirth twice, I still find the whole thing a mystery.  When I look at an obviously pregnant woman it stillContinue reading “His Mysterious Ways”

Step 3: The Confident Warrior

The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him. John 7:32 Christianity is not passive.  We are to pray, say and do.   Joyce Meyer The other day my husband and I watched an episode of Phil and Jase Robertson’s Unashamed podcast.  We hadContinue reading “Step 3: The Confident Warrior”

Solidarity

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 I was having lunch the other day with a friend and she shared with me a disturbing trend in her two Bible study groups.  She said to me, “I’ve had it.  I’m exhausted.  I don’t want toContinue reading “Solidarity”

Living In The Light

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 I’ve been thinking a lot about separateness lately.  As the world seems to move farther and farther away from theContinue reading “Living In The Light”

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”