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One Day Closer

One day closer. Those are the three words I heard one morning recently. One day closer. It’s a good word from the Lord for us. It’s a positive rather than a negative statement. I know this event we are going through can be a pessimist’s daydream. But we aren’t pessimists because God isn’t. Oh beloved, you are one day closer. To that answer to prayer. To being released from social distancing. To seeing your loved one again. To gaining access to heaven. One day closer to whatever it is that is the longing of your heart. Most of all you …

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We Can Trust Him When We Break

  Have you broken anything?  I think we break a dish almost every week in our house.    Cars break down, dishes break, toys break, trees break… everything breaks.   I often wonder if there is a point to things breaking? I don’t always know why things have to break but I do know that God can use broken things and in fact, sometimes breaking is essential.   Grapes have to be broken to make wine. Olives have to be crushed to make oil. Tomatoes have to be crushed to make spaghetti sauce. You get the point, but did you …

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Consider It All Joy

  James 1: 2 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds” These days we are facing many ungodly acts of people in our world. We see the worship of self become more prevalent and the times speak for themselves don’t they? Many are perishing without knowing who God is and what Jesus did for them. This is a sense of urgency in life that you place in your heart and mind: the message of the cross to those who are perishing. 1 Corinthians 1: 18 “For the message of the cross is …

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God Wants To Speak To Our Hearts

On the hunt for some new clothes, I purchased some unrelated items.  As I walked towards the exit I noticed that a pair of pants were still in my buggy.  I turned around as one of the checkers was finishing up with a customer.  I told her I realized I did not check out these pants and would she please check them for me.  She was astonished that I wouldn’t just walk on out with the unpaid item. That brought about a conversation on honesty, integrity and more.  She told me that every time she had ever done something wrong …