Acknowledge and challenge, the Joy of Emotional Strength

  As I write to you it is on the day before my 40th birthday, I cannot help, but look back over these years and look at my life.  I must admit that things have not always been ideal, but I can say that I have no real regrets.  Everything that I have been through has brought me to where I am today and to the woman that I have become and I really like…

"Acknowledge and challenge, the Joy of Emotional Strength"

The Joy of the Truth

  Today is about knowing the difference between facts and the truth. Ironically they are not always the same thing. Let me give you some examples: Fact: You just got divorced and you feel alone Truth: You are NEVER alone, because Jesus is with you always! Hebrews 13:5 Fact: You do not know where the money is coming from to pay your bills Truth The Lord will provide for you. Psalm 37:25 Fact: Your health…

"The Joy of the Truth"

Make Time For God

I cannot control the things that are going on around me, so I often find myself feeling like I am being tossed all over the place; that there is one thing that I can control. I can seek God! I must say that I have been a “die-hard” King James Version” of the Bible, but I am learning to look at other versions because it some ways it might not only be easier to read, but…

"Make Time For God"

Faith Under Pressure

Some people may state that they “work well under pressure” others would prefer not to have any sort of “pressure” at all, but like change, pressure is the one thing that you will have to deal with. At every turn, we have pressure from our families, friends, our job and even that little voice in our head. So how do you handle pressure? James 1:2 (MSG) Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges…

"Faith Under Pressure"

The Joy of the Present

  As we enter into this holiday season it seems so timely that we would talk about the gift of the present that God has given to us. The past is something that can bog you down, at least is does me sometimes. All of those woulda, coulda, shoulda’s only serve as a reminder of things that we have no control over. The past does not define you and I, but what is does do…

"The Joy of the Present"

Who are you thanking?

Today as you spend time with your family and friends, I ask that you take examine your heart; who are you giving thanks to? Colossians 3:15-17 (MSG) Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your…

"Who are you thanking?"

Glory Just Around the Corner

I did a search on the word think at www.biblegateway.com and found 79 results, as I looked through the list I found myself thinking….. When we were created in the image of God it was with the full intent of us being like Him in every way, but because of the introduction of sin into our world our lives were forever changed. Not that we could not be like Him, Think like Him, BE LIKE…

"Glory Just Around the Corner"

Dream a little dream, but have a BIG vision

Time passes by so quickly and before we know it, the holidays will be upon us and then the new year. I have joked time and time again that when the year 2000 came it did not bring destruction of technology that everyone was expecting, but it did cause a shift in the fabric of time causing it to move faster. When I think about where I was just a few short years ago I…

"Dream a little dream, but have a BIG vision"

How you act in a "Camel Jam" says a lot about you.

It’s been a long day, your hot and you just want to get home and take off your sandals and prop your feet up; then it happens, of all days there is a “Camel Jam”. The intersection is blocked because someone’s camel decided to stop and lay down in the middle of the road. Who knows what actually happened maybe someone got hurt, maybe there is something that you could do to help, but instead…

"How you act in a "Camel Jam" says a lot about you."

Make Insight Your Priority Proverbs 2:1-5

Proverbs 2:1-5 (The Message) Good friend, take to heart what I’m telling you; collect my counsels and guard them with your life. Tune your ears to the world of Wisdom; set your heart on a life of Understanding. That’s right—if you make Insight your priority, and won’t take no for an answer, Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt, Believe me, before you know it Fear-of-God…

"Make Insight Your Priority Proverbs 2:1-5"