The save and the release

I need saving! I need saving… mostly from myself. Do you feel me? Can you relate? In this moment of reflection, I lift up my praise to the One who cares and the One who saves. Praise Jehovah! Praise the God who saves! Blessed be the Lord—day after day he carries us along.He’s our Savior,…

Reconcile

For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile everything to himself, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. Once you were alienated and hostile in your minds as expressed in your evil actions. But now…

Capturing my thoughts

He is my strength and my shield. He is my strength and my shield. He is my strength and my shield. I often find it difficult to keep my thoughts and my attention stayed on the Lord. I was discussing with a friend practical ways to counter worry, negative thoughts, and ruminating on that which…

To the Point // Keep hoping

I will stand my groundwhere hope can be found. – Lauren Daigle Keep dreaming.Keep laughing.Keep engaging.Keep going.Keep improving.Keep pursuing.Keep standing.Keep hoping. In our keeping, God will give us patience for the waiting, strength of character for the undertaking, and glimpses of His glory to sustain us. We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems…

I need you

“I need you.” Have you ever prayed this simple, honest, vulnerable prayer? Just as in your relationships with family and friends, speaking your need out loud can help others know how you are truly doing, know when to reach out, and will break down the wall so many of us construct to maintain independence and…

Agape chapter – Agape Part 2

Over the next five posts, we will continue to digest 1 Corinthians 13. There is so much in this chapter that we will only grace the surface of, but hopefully we will dig enough to entice you to read it with fresh eyes and help you go deeper on your own. We find love, agape…

Back to himself

We never saw this coming. Every single one of us is affected. Things could look bleak. Yet… there is good in the unknown. Today we sit in “social distancing” mode, actively waiting to see how the Coronavirus/COVID-19 will spread. Each day it gets worse, yet with practical steps like good hygiene and not gathering in…

Art of love

“The art of love… is largely the art of persistence.” – Albert Ellis Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Happy 2020

Happy New Year, friends. Here’s to following God closer, to stepping out in faith more often & finding the joy in the journey! Let’s do this year!

Faithful

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. – Mother Teresa⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The small things are rarely little. They’re the minutes that bind your day together, the quiet intimacies we exchange that give our relationships life, the groundwork that must be laid before an exciting adventure can even begin….

Make me an instrument

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me bring love. Where there is offense, let me bring pardon. Where there is discord, let me bring union. Where there is error, let me bring truth. Where there is doubt, let me bring faith. Where there is despair, let me bring…

A gentleman

“Jesus is not going to make you or push you to follow Him. He is a gentleman! He will gently guide you with the Spirit.” – Pastor Matthew Hartsfield I don’t think we realize how much we are pushed into, coerced, manipulated and even threatened into decisions and hearing others’ viewpoints these days. With social…