Being Loved Back to Life

Recently, my son and his wife went to a local animal shelter looking for a new addition to their family. They noticed a white and gray cat around nine months old. No one seemed to want him because he had trouble seeing out of his right eye. Once treated, he spent a long time in […]

Acting Out in Hurtful Times

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31-32   I remember a time when I let my feelings get hurt and […]

Questions of Why?

Ever wonder why we go through trials and temptations?  Lately, I’ve asked that very same question.  I couldn’t understand why everything had to be so hard.  Some days it feels like there’s just no relief from Satan’s fiery.  Needless to say, it’s left me frustrated with not an answer in sight. So I thought. My […]

When Simple Becomes Eye Opening

I love doing word studies as part of digging deeper into God’s Word. Sometimes it’s the simplest of words that God uses to open my eyes.  Lately, I’ve been caught up on the word “ransom”. Guys, this used to be a word that I always read in the scriptures but never gave much thought. Until […]

Finding Peace in Any Circumstance

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and […]

Grasping the Love of Christ

“If we grasp the full love of Christ we won’t grab at other things to fill us”.  I remember reading this in a book by Lysa Terkeurst entitled Uninvited. Lysa’s quote reminded me of a time in my life when all I did was long for love. I searched constantly for someone that could fill […]

Learning to Praise Without Request

Our Pastor asked a question a few months ago during one of his sermons that stuck with me and forever changed me. His question was, “When was the last time that you offered praise to God without asking Him for one single thing?” As I sat and pondered on that question I realized that it […]

From Panic to Praise

Have you ever been busy and out of nowhere panic begins to set in? This happened to me a few weeks ago when I was rushing around cleaning the house. As I was mopping the floors, I noticed baseboards that were dirty, blinds that were so dusty you could write your name on them, and […]