EXAMINATION PROCESS

God tells us to examine ourselves, to examine our ways. Those ways we are to examine include every way that we think, perceive, speak, stay silent, respond, act, react, interact, spend our time, spend our money, roll our eyes and … Continue reading

UNEXPLAINABLE GRACE AND COMPASSION!

I’m not sure I’ll ever really be able to grasp how passionately our Lord loves me. How passionately our God loves each and every one of us. Yet, that’s what the Bible tells us over and over again. And tells … Continue reading

IT IS NOT TOO DIFFICULT!

We can often make things so much more difficult than they really are. So much more complicated than they need to be. Sadly, this thinking – that things are too difficult for us – can be especially pervasive when it … Continue reading

DEBT FREE LIVING

Today is April 15th. This is tax day in the United States. We have a debt to pay. All of our taxes for the previous year come due today. Some of us may be getting a refund because our tax … Continue reading

UNFAIR! WHAT TO DO?

Sometimes we can feel that life is unfair. And most of those times – not always, but most of those times – it really isn’t even our fault. Still, we find ourselves in what seems like an unfair circumstance. Or … Continue reading

NEW EVERY MORNING!

Our Lord’s great love, compassions and faithfulness are offered new to us every new morning of our lives. No matter what our yesterday was like. Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. … Continue reading

TO WHOM WILL YOU COMPARE ME?

“To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.         Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them … Continue reading

TO WHOM SHALL WE GO?

One heart-breaking day, after some soul-challenging teachings by Jesus, some of His disciples turned back and no longer followed Him. Jesus continually reaches out to us. Yet, He forces no one to follow. He only invites. Jesus wants all those … Continue reading

GOD’S STRENGTH FOR MY FEET!

God’s strength offers us a power so far beyond ourselves that we have likely been astonished at (or maybe thankfully relieved and surprised at) the challenges we have met and the heights we have managed to climb when faced with … Continue reading

BALANCE BETWEEN THE BOOKENDS!

Balance in all things comes to us as we allow God to hold our lives in His love, grace and truth so that all of our thinking, speaking, acting and interacting will honor God, and bless others and ourselves. This … Continue reading