Did you blow it yesterday? Did sin raise it’s ugly head in you again? Did something you thought you had mastered, master you? Are you disappointed in yourself? Friend, it’s a great date for a clean slate. And this day IS a clean slate, brand new, a blank page, a total do-over for those whoContinue reading “Our hope was NEVER meant to be in ourselves.”
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We are wrong if we think God does not do this…
I usually breeze past genealogies in the Bible. Except this time I didn’t. (Matt 1) I stopped in adoration of the God, who could have chosen a more flawless lineage, but instead, chose to use and call out by name those with a very checkered past in the birth of His Son. Matthew 1:1-16 listsContinue reading “We are wrong if we think God does not do this…”
How on earth do we forgive?
For the peace of God to rule in our hearts, and for us to walk in our new identity as Christians, we absolutely have to forgive others. “Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone hasContinue reading “How on earth do we forgive?”
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”
When your life DISAPPOINTS you
I had been walking with Jesus in real relationship just a few short years when my husband, whom I loved so very much, committed suicide and left me caring for our chronically ill one-year-old and three-year-old sons. My life had turned out far from what I had planned or expected. As much as I hadContinue reading “When your life DISAPPOINTS you”
Things Remembered & Things Forgotten
I’ve grown to love the smell of the woods and the peace of a babbling brook. I’ve also learned to love the laughter, thrills and squeals of riding UTVs through mud holes, and up mountains, and discovering the beauty of Tennessee’s backwoods. Recently, on one such adventure we came across a cemetery in the middleContinue reading “Things Remembered & Things Forgotten”
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”
And they need Jesus…
This world does not look as it did only a few years ago ago. What is wrong has become much more acceptable and even celebrated. But you know, every person we encounter, those who believe differently than us, those who so flagrantly and increasingly fight for things we know are biblically wrong, still, were madeContinue reading “And they need Jesus…”
I feel so inadequate to tell anyone they need Jesus…
I prayed with a young woman last night who is walking an incredibly hard road. I was astounded by her lack of bitterness and her pure heart. I couldn’t help thinking how I wish my faith had been that strong when I was her age. The fruit of the spirit seems so very apparent inContinue reading “I feel so inadequate to tell anyone they need Jesus…”
Have you doubted God and made the wrong choice?
It’s been ten long years since God promised. Still no baby. Her body is aging. She’s tired. She loves her husband. Didn’t God say Abram’s descendants would be as numerous as the stars? (Gen 15:5). But she also knew the sovereign God has restrained her from bearing children. (Gen 16:2) What is she supposed toContinue reading “Have you doubted God and made the wrong choice?”
You Can Run Back!
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 parts ofContinue reading “You Can Run Back!”
Thoughts for a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Do you need some confidence to face this New Year? Then focus on your sin for a moment. Here’s why… If we don’t understand the depths of our sin, we won’t understand the great love of our Savior enough to be able to confidently trust Him with our tomorrows. Let me explain… Luke tells us,Continue reading “Thoughts for a HAPPY NEW YEAR!”
He came for these!
The Shepherds. They were the ones not invited to the party. But they were invited to be eyewitnesses to the greatest moment of all. The ones who had dirty hands, the tattered, smelly shepherds—too unclean to worship at the temple…were specifically chosen to come and see the Lamb who would make them forever clean. ForeverContinue reading “He came for these!”
What would it look like to just let it go and REJOICE?
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I will say, rejoice! (Phil 4:4) You know, there is much to celebrate because of Jesus! I absolutely love that CHRISTmas will be here soon, a time when many intently focus on celebrating Him, but we can always rejoice in Him no matter what else is going on! ChristiansContinue reading “What would it look like to just let it go and REJOICE?”
For years, I had told no one.
The evil one is masterful at convincing us we will always be defined by what we have done in the past. The Bible says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Cor 5:17). But the enemy doesn’t want us toContinue reading “For years, I had told no one.”
Sometimes our hearts condemn us…
Sometimes our hearts condemn us, and our hearts are just flat-out wrong. John tells us in his letter, “By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything”. (1 John 3:19-20) GodContinue reading “Sometimes our hearts condemn us…”
You can’t do this and have joy!
You simply cannot be in the light (walking as Christ walked) and hate your brother. “He who loves his brother abides in the light, and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, becauseContinue reading “You can’t do this and have joy!”
When the sin is yours-remember this, forget that.
The Apostle John is making it clear that Christians still sin, but he is writing to us so that we would live with a desire not to do so and to urge us to never to be okay with sin as a lifestyle. God always, always, makes a way out! “No temptation has overtaken youContinue reading “When the sin is yours-remember this, forget that.”
Watch for THIS so you can run your race!
It’s one thing to be sick over the sin in our culture, but it’s entirely another, and necessary, to have times when I’m sick over my own sin. When you ask the Lord to show you your sin, He does. And it is always out of His kindness that God shows us and leads usContinue reading “Watch for THIS so you can run your race!”
Two criminals. Which one are you?
Those two criminals.Bleeding.Bruised.Guilty. In the Savior’s final moments, one criminal hung on each side of Him. Those two represent all of us.We are each likeoneor the otherof them. It’s no accident, this true picture. There they were.So close to Jesus.Can you imagine? They both knew who He was.But only one of them would be saved.Continue reading “Two criminals. Which one are you?”