God’s Discovery Channel

God is allowing us to discover new insights and fresh truth. We are entering uncharted territory. Nature has thrown us a curve that science hasn’t even found truth for.   I am sitting here this morning wondering what the message will be and I hear the word Discovery. We love the Discovery Channel. I am more drawn to the nature type shows and hubby likes the science and technology stuff. We have plenty to watch for both of us. Oh beloved, this morning God is giving us an opportunity in this rough season. He is opening up for us a …

Faith is Seeing in Advance

    Faith is defined as “a complete trust or confidence in someone or something.” You’ve heard people say, “just have faith, it will all work out,” when they’re faced with a difficult or stressful situation. Some will respond by, “that’s easier said than done.” You can have faith in many things. You can have faith that your car will start and get you to work on time. You can even have faith in the pilot (whom you seldom even meet) will get you from one city to another. But, faith in God is seeing in advance. It’s trusting in …

Abraham

Scripture: “And the Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you.” It takes faith to leave your home of many years even when you know where you are moving. When faced with leaving my home of many years in Arkansas in 2007 and moving to Florida, that was a difficult decision for me. And though I have coped with many adversities, I have not faced them alone. Abraham lived in Ur of Chaldea and since Terah, Abraham’s father made and sold idols, we know God wanted Abraham out of that kind of environment. We think …

Zacharias

          Scripture: Luke 1: 5-7  “In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah, and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they both were righteous before God, walking in all His commandments and statues of the Lord. But they had no child: because Elizabeth was barren and both advanced in age.” Once while Zacharias’ division was on duty and he was serving, he was chosen by lot to burn incense, and many were praying outside. There appeared an angel of the Lord standing on …

Injuries Happen

It was Senior night for our oldest grandson a couple of weeks ago. He and his parents were on the field along with the other seniors all of them being honored. We’ve been watching the games on tv but went to see the festivities last night. Imagine our concern (horror?) as our grandson was injured. The word we got was broken arm. The rest of us went home and waited while grandson and parents went to the hospital. Finally we heard the news. And the injury was slight enough that he wanted to go back and finish the game. Doc …

Praising God at All Times

A favorite scripture passage of mine is Exodus 15. It is the song of Moses and the Israelites after they crossed the Red Sea on dry land. Verse after verse paints a vivid picture of God’s unfailing character. I especially love verse 11 that says, “Who among the gods is like you, O Lord? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” The Israelites experienced God’s power first-hand as He parted the waters, allowed them to walk through on the floor of the sea, and drowned their Egyptian enemies. It’s interesting, though, no sooner than the praising …

Sacrifice of Praise

Hebrews 13: 15 “through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise-the fruit of lips that openly profess His name.” The phrase “sacrifice of praise” has been ringing in my ears and lingering in my thoughts for weeks.  Over and over again I hear these words “sacrifice of praise” as I struggle to understand what the Lord is teaching me.  And in true fashion, today He revealed it to me and even gave me a song to sing!  No, don’t worry I will not record my voice and make you listen.  I will, however, as part …

Thanks in Action

It’s Thanksgiving season again. The time to reflect on our lives, gather with family and consider our history as a country that was birthed by the drive to live in a new world where freedom and liberty set the foundation for society. As Christians, many of us take time during Thanksgiving to refocus and prepare our hearts for the impending celebration of our Savior’s birth. We will reflect on blessings and hardships, explore areas of Christ’s intervention or answered prayers over the year, and we will look intently and intentionally at what we have. There will be many Facebook posts, …

My Psalm

A Psalm is a sacred song or hymn used in worship… the following Psalm was written by Sarah Heringer during a time of Bible study, as a means of worship to her Heavenly Father.   You are my strength because I am weak. You get me through and lift me up. My hope is in you.  You love me! Always and forever and all the time. I miss it sometimes, Lord. I don’t listen, see or feel you and I give up. I have doubted your goodness and faithfulness But all I have to do is look back and see …

Being Transformed

I love reading underdog stories. You know the type where the not expected to win people become the big winners. I read about a young woman who started gymnastics as a way to help build much needed muscle tone as a small girl. Through that decision she was transformed from being unable to execute simple muscle maneuvers to a four-time national championship at the Special Olympics. Oh beloved, what is God saying when He brings a story like this to our focus? He is saying that your weaknesses have nothing to do with your abilities. He’s saying that Christ is …

It’s Not About Perfection

It’s not about perfection. It’s about practice. Some of you may know someone who always wants things perfect; someone who likes things in order and gets stressed out if they’re not. Nobody’s perfect, and if you’re a Christian, you know that our perfection is only found in Jesus, and when He takes us home to live with Him one day, our lives will accomplish perfection. Jesus doesn’t expect us to be the ‘perfect’ Christian. He asks that we obey Him and succumb to His will, daily. How do we do this? Practice. To be good at something, anything, it takes …

Victory in Everything

Victory in everything. We all love the thrill of victory. Some say they get a ‘high’ out of watching their team win a game. I love it when I follow a recipe and the results are mouth watering! Everyone loves to win, but how are you winning in life? Do you occasionally have little victories on the job that keep you motivated? Are you looking for opportunities to put a spark in your marriage? Are you consistently seeking to serve others? God wants to give us victory in everything. He wants our life to be successful, our marriages to thrive …