The Lord has done this

“The poor and the needy seek water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. I will answer them. I am the Lord, the God of Israel. I will not abandon them. I will open rivers on the barren heights, and springs in the middle of the plains. I will turn the desert…

The orchid

“The orchid family is a unique group, displaying different shapes, sizes, colors and fragrances. With over 25,000 different species, there are more kinds of orchids on the planet than birds or mammals! It may take many years for an orchid to bloom, but some blossoms will last for months, making the friendly-looking flowers popular houseplants.”…

Consider // Them

Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the Lord your God is the one who will go with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. // Deuteronomy 31:6 CSB This encouragement we find in Deuteronomy is meant for a specific people – the Israelites – as they changed…

Goodness

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me    all the days of my life,and I will live in the house of the Lord    forever. // Psalm 23:6 NLT If the last two years have taught us anything, it is that uncertainty is certain. We don’t know what tomorrow holds, let alone five minutes from now.We can…

Like Christ

God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will…

Stayed on Thee

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. // Isaiah 26:3 KJV I grew up in a church that used the hymn based upon this scripture as a benediction every Sunday. It was a part of the soundtrack of my life, and continues to be….

Consider // Looking forward

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬…

Whispers of Jesus

As we enter into the eve of Christmas, my prayer is that you are leaning in to the whispers of Jesus in each moment. Take in every aspect of these precious days, never forgetting to turn your ear to His tender, hope filled words. It’s obvious, of course, that he didn’t go to all this…

Name him Jesus

“And she will have a son, and you are to name him JESUS, for he will save his people from their sins.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The moment when Joseph was bestowed with the honor of naming the child he would be parenting with Mary JESUS, the future was set. The name that would forever change the…

Emmanuel in the waiting

Matthew 1:21-23 TPT,She (Mary) will give birth to a son and you are to name him ‘Savior,’ for he is destined to give his life to save his people from their sins. This happened to fulfill what the Lord had spoken through his prophet: “Listen! A virgin will be pregnant, she will give birth to…

Word made flesh

“You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:114‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Allow the Word of God to be your quiet retreat from the busyness of the holiday season, and lean in to listen to what He reveals as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth – His purpose and our shining…

Consider // Harmonize in praise

Let the entire universe erupt with praise to God. He spoke and created it all—from nothing to something. He established the cosmos to last forever, and he stands behind his commands so his orders will never be revoked. Let the earth join in with this parade of praise! You mighty creatures of the ocean’s depths,…