I can’t shake the urgency I feel to be as clear as possible, right now, about what salvation is and what it is not. I think about Simon the Sorcerer in Acts chapter 8. When I first studied the passage it confused me for a bit. I read first in my ESV then grabbed myContinue reading “What salvation is, and what it isn’t…”
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I’m Not Enough For My Kids
I’ll be sharing with young moms this morning and tonight at First Baptist Concord. I’d appreciate your prayers. As I think of that, I’ll share something God laid on my heart several years ago— I’m Not Enough For My Kids What feels like a long time ago now, a squirmy, wet, beautiful, little creature wasContinue reading “I’m Not Enough For My Kids”
Even When We Don’t Understand
To watch someone suffer pain and hold on to God, knowing He could’ve stopped it, but chose not to, is truly a holy thing to witness. My words don’t seem worthy to even attempt to describe such. Yet, little has encouraged my faith as much as this story has. It’s one I’ve closely watched unfoldContinue reading “Even When We Don’t Understand”
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?”
Here’s why many won’t share truth and the gospel-
And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Col 3:17) If I’m doing something in the name of the Lord Jesus, I’m doing it His way and for His glory. If I’m trying to please men, I can’tContinue reading “Here’s why many won’t share truth and the gospel-“
Don’t get overly confident in your own pretty goodness.
Do not share in other people’s sins and keep yourself pure (1 Tim 5:20) The Apostle Paul knew there could be no peace, and no healthy church, where sin was allowed to go unchecked. As we look around us, and even inside our churches, we see sin going unchecked. Paul had seen this too.Especially inContinue reading “Don’t get overly confident in your own pretty goodness.”
Jesus was enough on the day we were saved and He will be enough every day we ever live.
Jesus was enough on the day we were saved, and He will be enough every day we ever live. The Apostle Paul, who walked in such victory, through the hardest of circumstances with real joy, says, in Christ “dwells all fullness of the Godhead bodily and you are complete in Him, who is the headContinue reading “Jesus was enough on the day we were saved and He will be enough every day we ever live.”
Words from the Old Preacher Teacher
I needed to read these words from the old preacher-teacher, Oswald Chambers, today (pictured with his daughter)– “Put Trust in God First. Our Lord never put His trust in any person. Yet He was never suspicious, never bitter, and never lost hope for anyone, because He put His trust in God first. He trusted absolutelyContinue reading “Words from the Old Preacher Teacher”
Peace. What’s it really?
Jesus is our peace. It’s sounds like such a calm, relaxing, silent night, kind of word. But to better understand we need to think of peace as in terms of war …war and peace. The Bible says, we were God’s enemies. (Rom 5:10) Not just lost or confused or mistaken. We were hostile to God.Continue reading “Peace. What’s it really?”
Note from Kim
Last week, I shared a post entitled, “Are you hurting?” regarding how my son was dealing with a hurtful situation in a really good way and the lessons God is teaching. I’ve heard from many who found the post specifically helpful in hurts they are going through. However, in the original post, I included aContinue reading “Note from Kim”
But what about when God does things I don’t like or understand?
It’s Christmas-time! We all love reading of the miraculous virgin birth. We like the miracles and power of the Savior. We think it’s so cool that the King of Kings hung out with sinners and find it heart-warming that the He wept with Mary and Martha when Lazarus died. We love that the little childrenContinue reading “But what about when God does things I don’t like or understand?”
Better than a Hallmark Movie
I’d love to go to Biltmore to see the Christmas decorations next weekend, but my husband is planning on duck hunting. I’m kind of upset about that. He’s downstairs watching a football game in the room full of deer heads that don’t go with the rest of the house decor, at all. I’m upstairs lookingContinue reading “Better than a Hallmark Movie”
A FRIGHTENING dream. A victorious NAME!
I know, in the Bible, God spoke to His people through dreams. I’m certainly not suggesting that this is what happened the other night; but I am certainly not saying our Father could not speak this way today, should He choose to do so, either. I am also not sure if my dream was not,Continue reading “A FRIGHTENING dream. A victorious NAME!”
Sometimes, I just have to set my Bible study down.
Sometimes I have to set my Bible study down and simply WORSHIP. Oh, I love to learn of Him. But there is a place in my soul overwhelmed by more of Him than words could ever express… head bowed down, hands held high to the MORE THAN I CAN IMAGINE GOODNESS of OUR GOD! IContinue reading “Sometimes, I just have to set my Bible study down.”
When your faith falters…
The enemy would love for you to believe you are the only one whose faith has faltered. But this is not biblical. Throughout Scripture, God allows us to peak into the lives of some of the most faithful when they were the least faithful. God allows us to see their trust waiver, as He knowsContinue reading “When your faith falters…”
You may know this, but I didn’t. While Abraham, Sarah and Peter were all renamed by God, Paul renamed himself. His former name, Saul, means “asked for” or “prayed for”. Saul had lived in the “big time”. He was smartest of the smart, a leader…people knew his name and revered him. Then he meets Jesus.Continue reading “Small Paul”
I see them. Do you?
You only have to spend a few minutes on Instagram, Facebook, or Tik Tok to see how badly, how desperately so many want to be seen. The praise of others is alluring, addicting and controlling. Experts are warning our mental health is being detrimentally affected. But there are others, I see them, and I especiallyContinue reading “I see them. Do you?”
You Can Run Back
Desperate. They find the tomb empty.. Suddenly angels appear and remind the women of the words Jesus had said about his death and resurrection. The women run to tell the eleven, but the disciples didn’t believe them. But Peter. Peter rose and ran to the tomb. (Luke 24) Why Peter? We know from other partsContinue reading “You Can Run Back”
Don’t believe the garbage-He is the One and Only!
A while back, a man, who calls himself a Pentecostal worship leader, 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, whoContinue reading “Don’t believe the garbage-He is the One and Only!”
My quiet time hasn’t been so good…
Can I be honest? My quiet time hasn’t been so quiet lately. I’ve felt distracted. Worried. Hurried. I’ve noticed my soul needs refreshing. Again. (Yes, this has happened more than once, and yes, I think it happens to many of us who love Jesus) Anyways, when this “dry spell” happened before, I bought myself aContinue reading “My quiet time hasn’t been so good…”