Just over a year ago, an early morning message took my breath away. A mom, who loves Jesus, serves the Lord with her husband in ministry, and who had sat with me at ballgames as we watched our daughters cheer, messaged to let me know her daughter was tragically killed the night before. Tears filledContinue reading “Hope, when you feel like you have none…”
Author Archives: Kim Jaggers
Would now be an opportune time for the enemy to attack you?
Would now be an opportune time for the enemy to attack you? The Bible says, “Now when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from Him(Jesus) until an opportune time”. (Luke 4:13) The forty days of temptation in the wilderness were over and Jesus, in the power of the Spirit, went teaching throughout theContinue reading “Would now be an opportune time for the enemy to attack you?”
Pray with me?
I woke up thinking about a conversation my brother, my son-in-law and I had about the great revival movements of God. We had resolved there is NOTHING that might keep God from doing it again. My brother then mentioned how the spark that started the greatest revivals in history had been that of LAY PEOPLEContinue reading “Pray with me?”
What is TRUTH?
“What is truth?” Is this life all there is? Am I in control? Pilate surely wondered. The words of the one they had brought before him shook Pilate to his core. “My kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36). Pilate’s kingdom was all about this world.It always had been. Much like many of us.Continue reading “What is TRUTH?”
What about the criticism of the Revivals at Asbury and Lee and The Chosen?
I don’t know what’s happening with the revivals at Asbury and Lee Universities. These revivals have been going on for days. I know some are incredibly excited and some are criticizing. In the episodes I’ve seen of The Chosen (I’m not caught up) I’ve found the show to draw my heart closer to Jesus. SomeContinue reading “What about the criticism of the Revivals at Asbury and Lee and The Chosen?”
Did you notice this about Colossians?
I’ve had a tough time being ready to be at the end of this study in Colossians. It is such a joy to study the Word with you, friends. And speaking of friends, have you noticed that Paul devoted so much of this short letter (most of the last of only four chapters) talking aboutContinue reading “Did you notice this about Colossians?”
Love thoughts…this Valentines Day… It’s not enough they thought …the love of God. They needed God plus….an apple for Eve, a bowl of stew for Esau, If only Sarah could have a child of her own when she wanted it, if Joseph’s brothers could have Jacob’s chief affection… If the children of Israel could justContinue reading “Love Thoughts”
Why keep talking about what is so scorned by this world?
It seems some have become upset by the biblically based truth I’ve posted on this page. For years, I’ve merely studied the Bible and written what I’ve learned. I’ve received threatening private messages, unkind comments, page restrictions, and more. Many have especially not liked what I have written on marriage, abortion, homosexuality etc. It’s notContinue reading “Why keep talking about what is so scorned by this world?”
Oh, be so very careful…
It seems false teachers are around every corner, or at least every other scroll on social media. Oh, how I agree with Allie Beth Stuckey who warned in the video I posted yesterday about their slyness. Yes, the Grammy performance was dark, awful, and obvious…and none of us should be watching these shows. But falseContinue reading “Oh, be so very careful…”
You need to be salty!
Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you might answer each one. (Col 4:5-6) When Paul penned this letter, Christians living in a Roman controlled world were thought to be many things. Many thought them toContinue reading “You need to be salty!”
Will you notice the eternal in this day?
Though he was in chains, Paul asked that others would pray for open doors to preach the gospel clearly. “Praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, that I may make it manifest as IContinue reading “Will you notice the eternal in this day?”
Pop Tarts and the Bible
I have been getting up early and getting in the Word for years. I do it because it helps me. I started sharing what I found as I read because I thought it might help others too. I so appreciate those of you who study with me. And I certainly don’t read to check offContinue reading “Pop Tarts and the Bible”
Looking for the blessings. Power in gratitude.
Continue earnestly in prayer, being VIGILANT in it with THANKSGIVING (Col 4:2, emphasis mine). Being vigilant in prayer is tied to thanksgiving. I keep praying because I’m thankful for a God who answers prayers. A thankful heart inspires hope. Hope leads to prayer. And by thankful, I mean grateful. There’s such POWER in a gratefulContinue reading “Looking for the blessings. Power in gratitude.”
Like it or not—Others will judge Jesus by how we act.
When Paul wrote these words, about half of the people he’d pass on the Roman streets were slaves— “Bondservant, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not toContinue reading “Like it or not—Others will judge Jesus by how we act.”
So much help for the hard stuff… (parents)
Fathers, do not provoke your children lest they become discouraged (Col 3:20). The Enduring Word warns, “Children who grow up with parents who provoke them will become discouraged. They will not feel the love and the support from their parents like they should, and they will come to believe that the whole world is againstContinue reading “So much help for the hard stuff… (parents)”
A couple thoughts on parenting…
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. (Col 3:20) The Enduring Word commentary says, “Paul has in mind children who are still in their parents’ household and under their authority. For these, they must not only honor their father and mother (as in Ephesians 6:2), but theyContinue reading “A couple thoughts on parenting…”
Are you grieving the better days of this country?
This morning, I’m thinking back to words my sister-in-law said to me as we prepared for a baby shower. They are increasingly true. Before all the guests arrived, Shauna, who is a prayer warrior and dear friend to me, talked about all that is going on in our world. She said something that struck meContinue reading “Are you grieving the better days of this country?”
Because marriage is so good and so hard—
I’ve been posting about marriage the past couple of days. Wives submitting. Husbands loving. There’s been some emotion, and some strong opinions, to say the least. Because marriage is so GOOD and also so HARD, I’m sharing what God laid on my heart a while back— There absolutely will be the days your eyes meetContinue reading “Because marriage is so good and so hard—”
So, how well is your husband measuring up?
Husbands love your wives and do not be bitter towards them. (Col 3:19) And the Greek word Paul used for LOVE here is a really big deal— “Agapao does not denote affection or romantic attachment; it rather denotes caring love, a deliberate attitude of mind that concerns itself with the well-being of the one loved.”Continue reading “So, how well is your husband measuring up?”