The Beauty of the Thorn

Reading: 2 Corinthians 12 1-10 We have two rose bushes planted in the landscape around our home. They are stunning and fragrant, I enjoy gazing upon them when they are in full bloom, but I must admit that I dread getting them to that point. Getting them to that beautiful bloom requires working in theRead more

In all things give thanks

1 Thessalonians 5:18; In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Psalms 107:1; O give thanks unto the LORD, for [he is] good: for his mercy [endureth] for ever Thanksgiving – one of my favorite days of the year. A day spent with family. A dayRead more

How your refusal to wait is withholding your promise.

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God has a waiting room, and sometimes the path He has us on requires we spend time purposely sitting in that room. It’s a room that He uses to teach us. A room that to us feels as though we are forgotten, when in reality His desire is for us to allow Him to work his planRead more

Facing the giant

Some of the sweetest moments in life happen in the heat of a trial or struggle. They appear during a time when you feel as those that looked upon David and said, he is too small, what can a boy do?  It is in these moments that God so lovingly gives us a glimpse ofRead more

God spoke

With His word, God spoke all things into existence. With His breath, he breathed life into our lungs…His word is life giving.  I wonder…what would happen? What power would be unleashed if we allowed it to be spoken into our lives TODAY?  Open your Bible today, read His life giving word, and let it transformRead more

Choose you this day

Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve;  God chose to wake us up this morning. He chose to put breath in our lungs. He chose to bring us a new day, and in this new day, He has given us aRead more

Do what you can

‘When we do what we can do, God does what we can’t.’ In Acts 16:25-26, Paul and Silas did what they could do. They were in prison, locked up in chains. They did the only thing they could do, they prayed and sang praises. And when they did what they could do, God did what onlyRead more

He is a buckler

Psalms 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. Is it just me…or do you read that verse and experience a substantial swell in confidence? Does it energize you in a way that makes you feel as thoughRead more

The ‘no’ that becomes a ‘YES’

Every parent has experienced the barrage of questions that come about at bed time. Isn’t it humorous how a child’s typical one word response can change to endless conversation when it comes time for bed? While tucking my daughter in recently, I experienced such a barrage that included a question that grabbed my attention. WithRead more