No Matter How Hard-here’s some HOPE!

These are hard days.But we can count on God.We can STILL count on God.He’s calling the shots. Remember, one-fifth of the books of the Bible are prophetic in nature. God tells us things that will happen, before they happen,and what He will do,before He does it. The book of Daniel is one of the mostContinue reading “No Matter How Hard-here’s some HOPE!”

In this hard world, we hope in Jesus, not ourselves.

Jesus.He is perfect.He is so good. But me, I am the most broken person I know. I am horrifically flawed. I am incredibly able to fail at any given moment. I have.I do. The things I really want to do, I don’t do. The things I truly don’t want to do, I often do. IContinue reading “In this hard world, we hope in Jesus, not ourselves.”

May we NOT SLEEP!

I read multiple accounts yesterday of believers in Afghanistan literally running for their lives, being hunted by the enemy. Oh, but friends, the same is happening here in ways we cannot so easily see. The evil one is crouching at our doors looking for whom he might devour. (I Peter 5:8) Be sober. Be alert.Continue reading “May we NOT SLEEP!”

Our young people are increasingly discouraged

I’ve sat here trying to think of a different word to use. I don’t want to say I’m “worried” about our young people, because if I do, someone will comment with the verse about not worrying. And if they did, that would be good, because many who follow this page are still not reluctant toContinue reading “Our young people are increasingly discouraged”

God doesn’t often tell us HOW He will carry us through. He just does it.

I wonder if you have noticed it too? Not once, but over and over… I see people whose faith has grown as their earthly securities have been removed. They lose jobs, finances, relationships, even face death of loved ones, and they still grow closer to God. It’s astounding to watch. It’s amazing. It’s also unnerving.Continue reading “God doesn’t often tell us HOW He will carry us through. He just does it.”

Need encouragement? Questions to ask when trouble comes

I woke up earlywith my troubles,and the troublesof those I love,so very much,on my mind. Again. My heart hurts. I know God teaches so much more in the hard times than He does in the “easy days”. But how do we go from knowing that to actually seeing God in the midst of the trial,Continue reading “Need encouragement? Questions to ask when trouble comes”

In all the confusion, remember this.

The truth is, we don’t know what to do. This virus has us all struggling. No one has found a solution, and many are divided in all the confusion. We look to the government for answers, and, well, they can’t seem to keep their story straight. Everyone is affected either directly or indirectly by thisContinue reading “In all the confusion, remember this.”

Hey BUSY calendar keeper, here’s some help.

Schools starting.The lazy days of summer are coming to a close whether we want them to or not. We all shift gears. Even those of us without kids going back to school, feel the need to turn things up a notch. Time to schedule.Time to plan. The calendar pages are fresh and clean. My pencilContinue reading “Hey BUSY calendar keeper, here’s some help.”

Something is off in this country, do you sense it?

Something is off.Wrong.I feel it in my spirit. I look at our world, specifically at our country, and I see things happening at a pace I never thought possible. Do you see it too? Fewer and fewer people are thinking for themselves or even have the opportunity to do so. Instead, hidden minions, working behindContinue reading “Something is off in this country, do you sense it?”

When you are disappointed…hold on.

Sometimes, we try to go one way and God sends us another. He did that to Paul and Timothy in Acts 16, and I know He does that in our lives too. Years ago, my husband and I had walked a property dreaming of where we’d build our home. We showed it to others, weContinue reading “When you are disappointed…hold on.”

When you just want some PEACE…

It’s a battle for truth out there, and not just about CoVid and vaccines, but even basic things like human sexuality and identity. Truth is being twisted, and manipulated; and it is confusing and discouraging. I used to trust what I heard on the news. Now information is spun so much my head hurts. 😳Continue reading “When you just want some PEACE…”

When YOUR heart is OVERWHELMED

I snapped this picture one year ago. As I looked at that solid rock mountain and the glorious scenery, I couldn’t help but think, “THERE IS NO ROCK LIKE OUR GOD!” What a ROCK He has been to me. It’s odd, but I don’t recall the trouble I was facing when I wrote the following,Continue reading “When YOUR heart is OVERWHELMED”

It’s kind of a weird way to end…

John is about to lay his pen down. The letter is almost over. Once more he will plea to those, who would read his letter, then and now, to know a relationship with the Son of God is possible, and true, and eternal . “And we know that the Son of God has come andContinue reading “It’s kind of a weird way to end…”

Prone to wander, Lord I feel it.

As John closes his letter, he says, “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”Continue reading “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it.”

Trusting God in your Trouble

I snapped a picture as my daughter and I drove near Asheville a few years ago. I was traveling to speak nearby, and I wanted to show her where our family had lived when she and her brothers were little. How we had loved living there. As those glorious mountains spread out before us, treesContinue reading “Trusting God in your Trouble”

If you are going to study the Bible, don’t skip past the hard stuff.

Have you ever thought, some passages in the Bible are easier to read, and put into practice, in the day to day, than others? Sometimes, I’ll bump into something that causes me to scratch my head, pray, pull out extra commentaries, and dig deeper for understanding. I want to carefully listen to hear the HolyContinue reading “If you are going to study the Bible, don’t skip past the hard stuff.”

Do you need to remember God hears your prayers?

John is about to end his letter with a powerful punch of truths. John would have his readers remember the confidence they have in Christ, and the confidence they can have in prayer. When John wrote his letter, Christianity was spreading like wildfire, though it was far from easy to be a Christ-follower. False teachersContinue reading “Do you need to remember God hears your prayers?”

Beware—False Prophets abound

He calls himself a Pentecostal worship leader and has garnered loads of attention for a ridiculous tweet where he said, “Jesus was ChristBuddha was Christ.Muhammad was Christ.Christ is a word for the universe seeing itself.You are Christ.We are the body of Christ.” And the thing is, many who think themselves wise, who call themselves spiritual,Continue reading “Beware—False Prophets abound”

Is this world getting you DOWN??

I’m sure every generation of Christians has said it, but this world just seems hard, crazy, to be honest. I turn on the news, or get on social media, and I’m shocked by what I’m seeing. There seems to be an all-out assault on common sense and absolute truth. It is even now frowned uponContinue reading “Is this world getting you DOWN??”