Every morning

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” Lamentations 3:22-24 NKJV

Peace // Advent Week 1

It’s Christmas time & I LOVE that I can say that! I love anticipating activities & events, and that is what the Christmas season is all about. As Pope Francis tweeted earlier today, on this first day of Advent, “the word Advent means coming. The Lord is coming. This is the root of our hope:…

Be like Jesus

You are everlasting, and I will fade away Into the glorious image of my risen Lord and King Faced with my own blemish deeply stained within Turn into Your likeness, my empty life to fill To be like Jesus, this hope possesses me In every thought and deed, this is my aim, my creed To…

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…

Haven’t seen it yet

Isn’t it amazing when a song preaches at just the right moment? Just this morning, I was having an “I can’t even” moment as I was getting ready to leave for work, frustrated with “what if” questions swirling in my head and fatigue. Yet, I still got myself together and headed off to work. As…

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…

Common vessel

We are like common clay jars that carry this glorious treasure within, so that the extraordinary overflow of power will be seen as God’s, not ours. Though we experience every kind of pressure, we’re not crushed. At times we don’t know what to do, but quitting is not an option. We are persecuted by others,…

Endless love

Our faith guarantees us permanent access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory! But that’s not all! Even in times of trouble we have a joyful confidence, knowing that our pressures…

Acknowledge

There is this great line from a romantic comedy known for three things: 1. A sultry yet innocent dance scene with Richard Gere & Jennifer Lopez 2. Richard Gere himself, and 3. This great line. The movie, Shall We Dance, did not make a huge splash in the theaters, but did gain momentum in at-home…