We can make plans. We can form armies of the most capable soldiers in the world. We can plan, set-up and prepare our lives to go down a rigid path. We can plan every detail. But, if our plan does not match God's plan, then it is not going to happen. We can accept that… Continue reading Enemies Will Be Swept Away Like Dust In The Wind
When I picture God, I picture a father in white robes with his arms open wide to comfort me. Good fathers are loving and protective. Fathers are also known to be fiercely protective of their children. God is our father. Above all, God is loving and forgiving. God can also be fierce. When you go… Continue reading God Knows What Is Best For Us
My daughter has been sick with the flu for almost a week. She woke up this morning, and her fever is gone. She is smiling and full of smiles and energy. Wow, what a difference a few days make. When she was sick, she had a grumpy face, her shoulders were hunched as she leaned… Continue reading My Hope Is In The Lord
Have you ever had a negative encounter with someone from your church? I have. I wondered how she could consider herself a Christian after she acted that way? How can a Christian gossip against you? How can a Christian betray you? I love Jesus, and I believe that he died on the cross to forgive… Continue reading Stand Firm in Your Faith
There are some unexpected things happening in our lives today. We could get caught up in a swirl of worries and fear, but I feel calm. I prayed that the Holy Spirit would fill me up with peace and let me trust in God. Praying to the Holy Spirit is a powerful gift from God.… Continue reading Why Would You Be Complacent, When You Could Be Faithful?
I had a great week. My family came to visit us from Colorado and Canada, and then when they left, my mom came to visit with us. I had a great time, and my kids were bursting with joy to spend time with their cousins, aunts, grandfather and grandmother. We have not always had perfect relationships.… Continue reading Bind Yourself to the Lord
Easter Sunday is exactly one month from today on April 21, 2019. Its the perfect time to read about the series of events that changed the world and opened up the gates of heaven to all who believe. After Jesus died on the cross, he laid in the tomb for three days. God raised him… Continue reading Open Our Minds to Understanding
When I look in the mirror, I see a reflection of a flawed person. I don't think that I can always see what God sees in me. I see all the things that I want to change. In the bible, God uses the imperfect people, so his glory can shine through. A king is not… Continue reading The Side of Victory
Have you ever had a difficult time in your life? I have had several difficult times. When you are deep in the struggle, that is when you are willing to do anything to get out of where you are. You try and try on your own to find a way out. You are desperate to… Continue reading Ask God To Show You The Way
The Easter season is upon us. Lent starts in two days. I grew up Catholic and attended Catholic schools. Easter is late this year on April 21st. Growing up, we always observed Lenten practices. The first day of Lent marks the 40 days before Jesus died on the cross. It starts on Ash Wednesday and… Continue reading Do I Deny Knowing Jesus?