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

What’s the connection?

2 Timothy 3:16, ‘All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:’ The Bible is the most incredible book to ever be written. It is God breathed. Although not purposed for entertainment, it is timeless and captivating once you become entrenched in itsRead more

   His word is refreshing…like a breath of fresh air…soak up His goodness today, and remember 2 Corinthians 3:17…Choose Him.Read more

   Confession: I have a severe fear of storms. A fear that has plagued me since I was a child. One that has been so awful that even the thought of a storm sends shivers down my spine, and makes my body ache. My husband and I talked about taking our kids camping this weekend,Read more

Where is the well?

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Scripture: Genesis 16 I am constistantly searching for things…lost keys, pen, matching socks, purse, Bible, school bag, shoes…and the list goes on! Plagued with this issue all my life, I can remember as a kid my mom saying, ‘LOOK! You have to actually look it isn’t going to jump out and bite you.’ You wouldRead more

Testify!

  ‘Your story is the key that can unlock someone else’s prison.’ – John Hagee  As Christ followers, we all have a story. A story that has power, made up of two chapters. One that tells of where we were before knowing him, the second which tells of where he has brought us in relationship withRead more

Not like the game of telephone…

   Have you ever played the game of telephone? The game where a group of people sit or stand in a circle, a person whispers a message into the ear of the person next to them, and that person turns to the person next to them, whispers the message into their ear, and the processRead more

What does HE see…

Ever had one of those life lessons that was so profound that you experience it over and over again, and each time you experience it, you gain more understanding, more depth? I’ve mentioned this to friends before, but I can’t help but think on it again. I was reminded recently of the truth found inRead more

As I have loved you…

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Have you ever seen Georges Seurat’s painting, ‘A Sunday afternoon on the La Grande Jatte’? If you haven’t, do an Internet search and check it out. It is a beautifully detailed painting of people relaxing in a park, but it’s more than what it first appears, if you step closer you’ll see it is made up of millions ofRead more

Be not offended

2 Corinthians 12:10 For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. Hebrews 12:11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trainedRead more