So, who do you NOT want to pray for today?

Paul had just talked of waging the good warfare, and continues in his first letter to exhort Timothy, first of all, to PRAY. (1 Tim 2:1). I thought about how this first letter to Timothy is doctrine that is meant to be applied to our every day lives. We are to always, first of all,Continue reading “So, who do you NOT want to pray for today?”

One Way to Recognize a False Teacher

I heard a pastor once say, “You can’t preach peace to those who walk in disobedience.” The truth is, as much as we want others to experience the rivers of peace we know because of Christ; those who insist on walking their own way, in disobedience to the ways of God, will never experience theContinue reading “One Way to Recognize a False Teacher”

Our world is in need of HEROES of the FAITH!

Paul says,”hold such men in esteem” (Phil 2:29) Hold such men in esteem. What kind of men? Well, men and women like Epaphroditus. Epaphroditus didn’t only have a strange name, he was a rare one. He’s only mentioned once in the Bible (Phil 2:25). But this much is clear from the text, Epaphroditus was rare,Continue reading “Our world is in need of HEROES of the FAITH!”

Feeling down? Have you tried this?

It’s hard to look at our world right now and not feel discouraged. Friend, after friend, have told me they have turned off the news. I think many of us, who believe the Bible, and seek to live by Biblical principles, are increasingly feeling like aliens and strangers here as right is called “wrong” andContinue reading “Feeling down? Have you tried this?”

Longing for some PEACE in this day?

Over and over again we are a people (I am a “people”) who fight against our circumstances–the irritations, the delays, the things that just don’t seem to be going our way. But God. He is in control.He is orchestrating the very minutes of our days. It’s all in His Hands. And over and over again–theseContinue reading “Longing for some PEACE in this day?”

We need these kind of leaders

Like me, you probably know of people who have left the church because they’ve been hurt by another in some sort of church leadership. You may be one. Or, you may have watched as someone, in leadership, has very publicly fallen. The evil one gets a lot of bang for his buck with this and,Continue reading “We need these kind of leaders”

Deconstruction,Progressivism, Worldview Matters!

Worldview MattersGuest Post by Holly RoePart 3 of a 3 Part Series In some cases, Christians are being led to rethink all of their previously held beliefs, dismantle them, and sometimes they do this to the point of no longer identifying as a Christian. This is called #deconstruction. Unfortunately, I’ve recently spoken with many parentsContinue reading “Deconstruction,Progressivism, Worldview Matters!”

Worldview Matters – Beware of these things!

Worldview MattersGuest Post by Holly RoePart 2 of a 3 Part series (see yesterday’s post) We are increasingly seeing “progressive”church leaders and influencers promoting human reasoning that questions the authority of God’s Word and the historic understanding of scripture. (Do you see it?) They are driven by self-interest, self-gratification and their messages are often accompaniedContinue reading “Worldview Matters – Beware of these things!”

Worldview Matters!

Worldview Matters!Guest Post by Holly RoePart 1 of a 3 Part Series The days we are living in are unprecedented! We absolutely have to learn how to discern what is going on around us from a biblical standpoint. Here’s some help from my friend Holly— A BIT OF BACKGROUND– I’ve been in ministry almost allContinue reading “Worldview Matters!”

Remember this today

I am convinced it’s not the dramatic stories, trials and testimonies where our Lord most often chooses to show Himself through us but in the common, every day living. So often, we miss holy opportunities waiting for the big event, the mission trip, or the planned church program. But so often holy moments, with eternalContinue reading “Remember this today”

Our God is a CONSUMING FIRE!

The sky looked like fire last night. It was breathtaking. It was glorious, mesmerizing. Our family snapped photos. And I woke up thinking about that fiery sky. And God. Hebrews 12:29 says “Our God is a consuming fire” (Heb 12:29) who “will judge His people” (Heb 10:30). It’s a hard passage with a serious warning.Continue reading “Our God is a CONSUMING FIRE!”

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?”

Why I’m doing what I’m doing-my prayer right now

As I work to tediously compile things I’ve written before for a devotional book, I’ve asked myself why I’m doing what I’m doing. I do believe God has called me to do so, but the fact is, I simply believe God is what we need. Every day.We can’t let up.We can’t quit seeking Him.We can’tContinue reading “Why I’m doing what I’m doing-my prayer right now”

The Most High Rules

It may not seem like it. You may not feel like it, as we watch political figures and celebrities on stages shaking their fists at the ways of God demanding they know best to rule. But the truth is, THE MOST HIGH rules!! Long ago, King Nebuchadnezzar told Daniel the words he had heard inContinue reading “The Most High Rules”

Questions to Ask Yourself 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 “Questions to Ask Yourself When Trouble Comes”

Ministry is SEDUCTIVE

My friend and mentor, once told me, “ministry is seductive”. I’ve pondered Karen’s words for years and asked God to guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus as I write and speak. One day as I prayed, the Holy Spirit helped me think about myself as a water hose. A water hose has noContinue reading “Ministry is SEDUCTIVE”

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…”

Want PEACE like a RIVER?

It’s 3am and I’m here thinking there won’t be colonoscopy prep in Heaven! Good grief, this is not fun! But this, is actually a very small problem compared to the trials many in this hard world are walking through. I’m reminded of something God laid on my heart a few years ago as I watchedContinue reading “Want PEACE like a RIVER?”

This will HELP you

Those who were made new by the blood of Christ, will never live content in their old ways. Though we may try to hold on to certain sins, downplaying their dangers, our hearts will never find peace there. As we daily surrender our will to the way of the Lord, we are refreshed to walkContinue reading “This will HELP you”

What Younger Women Want From Us Older Ones

Mabel (our Lhasa Apso grand dog) sat in my lap on our screen porch watching our older dog Macy simply relax as the thunderstorm rolled by. She looked at Macy, she looked at me, then she laid her little head down as if she had reasoned that if Macy were okay, she was too. AndContinue reading “What Younger Women Want From Us Older Ones”