Grace

As I am writing this, it is January 10, 2019. At 4 a.m. I received a call that my father had passed away. I immediately drove the short three miles to be with my Mom. Hours later, I sat alone for a brief moment and I glanced at my phone. The notification said “‘Fear Not’... Continue Reading →

All My Purpose!

**“Remember this and stand firm, recall it to mind, you transgressors, remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and... Continue Reading →

Endurance and Encouragement

"May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God" (Romans 15:5-7... Continue Reading →

By the Measure

“But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ's gift” (‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭ESV‬‬). There are times when I feel sorry for myself. Sometimes it's the unrelenting pain. Sometimes it's regrets about decisions made, or actions taken or not taken. It usually doesn't take too long , however, before I... Continue Reading →

Weaknesses

“But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV). We all have our comfort zones for the variety of activities... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving!

"Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift" (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭9‬:‭15‬ ESV)! Have you ever been given a gift that took your breath away; a gift so amazing that you had no words? Maybe it was kind words from an unexpected source, or a thoughtful, selfless act done on your behalf. If you are a... Continue Reading →

Walk In Love

"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God" (Ephesians 5:1-2 ESV). We often describe the Christian life as a journey, or more specifically a walk. I believe there are good reasons for that. When... Continue Reading →

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