Category Hope

Smooth Sailing and No Worries

When a man’s ways pleases the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 (KJV)

Imitating the Word

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace […]

The Praying Power of Touch

“I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For wherever two or three are gathered as my followers, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:19-20 Every Wednesday and Sunday morning there they are. The rally cry of God’s […]

You Can’t: How to Make Your Spouse…

Pray. Read the Bible. Listen. Communicate. Tithe. Save. Cook. Clean. Show affection. Initiate intimacy. Spend time. Be faithful. Stay. Whew…It would seem that ‘making’ our spouse ‘do’ what we want requires a lot effort, doesn’t it? Not from their perspective, but from ours. It would seem we want to create this super-spouse more than they […]

Picked Up, Dusted Off and Encouraged

As children we’re encouraged by our parents through accomplishments and failures, good and bad days, with tender words and loving actions. Our biggest ‘encouragers’ to all of life’s childhood dilemmas. As teenage years dawn on us and influences and responsibilities come our way, we’re encouraged by our friends. Experiences seen and shared through the same […]

Am I Any Less Blessed?

How empowered do we feel in the midst of a struggle? Or better yet, how exhausted are we? Job loss. Health crisis. Behind on the mortgage. Pending divorce. Death in the family. Where does our hope rest? Staring at bills in despair? Taking a diagnosis as a death sentence? Deciding on divorce before counseling? Blaming God? I direct […]

Changing My Privacy Settings

A Christians life more times than not was not always a life lived in or for Christ. And once we accepted  Christ into our lives we may have still had questionable doubts from our past. Thoughts we thought Jesus himself wouldn’t understand. Thoughts that maybe His blood may have missed or would never cover. Reluctant […]

Pray Because…

Pray because…. No one is ever without a need. You’re in mine, I’m in yours. Every trial has a trail to the cross. Right now is as good a time as any. Trust and faith go hand in hand. It’s a victorious ingredient. It’s never a mistake. God listens. He answers. You’re tired. You’re thankful. Just […]

What an Unveiling We Have in Jesus

2 Corinthians 3:16 But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. How fitting is it to know that turning to the Lord is a mind altering experience. An experience that changes our own personal truths into falsehoods no longer worthy of our attention and time. Taking those thoughts that once deadened our minds […]

Spectacular Monday

“LIKE” if there’s nothing spectacular about me… “LIKE” if there’s nothing spectacular about you, too… “LIKE” if the only spectacular thing about you and me is JESUS CHRIST and His Saving Grace. Photo Credit: Robert Couse-Baker