Thinking of exercising?

About this time every year, I start thinking about diet and exercise. Anybody else? But you know, the Bible says strenuous spiritual exercise is better than physical exercise. And if ever, we need to be spiritually strong, it’s now, in these crazy times we are living. Paul says to “exercise yourself toward godliness” (4:7). TheContinue reading “Thinking of exercising?”

If you want your kids to have REAL HOPE, do this…

Strong godly character that brings blessing to both the individual, and the community at large, comes from applying God’s Word to our lives in a way that behavior is impacted. And here’s something to note – in a world where feelings are emphasized over truth, godly characteristics come from the discipline of applying biblical truthContinue reading “If you want your kids to have REAL HOPE, do this…”

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”

So very thirsty…for hope.

There seems to be profound pain in people all around us and in our own lives too. Rarely is anything I write shared more than those posts dealing with struggles and pain. We are a people walking in a world full of trouble —so very thirsty for hope. No one is immune.Christians are not immune.Continue reading “So very thirsty…for hope.”

Don’t you want it to last all year long? It can.

The Christmas tree lights sparkle in the early morning dark. The candle flame dances. The smell of pine and cinnamon fill my home. I sit snuggled under a red Christmas blanket, piping hot coffee in my mug, my Bible in my lap. Sweet moments to savor. Christmas is almost here. Once again, it has comeContinue reading “Don’t you want it to last all year long? It can.”

What about you?

The Messiah sat surrounded by the Pharisees and teachers of the law. The crowd surrounded the place and pushed in. I wonder if the buttoned-up religious leaders had to dust off their shoulders as debris surely began to fall from the ceiling as the tiles in the ceiling were removed. Did Jesus chuckle to HimselfContinue reading “What about you?”

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”

Simple way to PEACE

You know, when I think about it, a lot of my walk with Jesus, and learning to trust Him, has been pretty simple. I’d read a verse, then apply it. As I noticed things actually went well as I followed Christ, I’d keep doing this. And, I found myself trusting God more and more asContinue reading “Simple way to PEACE”

Are you hurting?

I’ve began to understand what King David meant when he said, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” (Psalm 23:5) IN THE PRESENCE. The battle was STILL raging, the suffering real, but David found a table full of God’s blessings right in the middle of the war zone! I watchedContinue reading “Are you hurting?”

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”

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”