Three years ago today, my daughter sent me these words. The world has only gotten scarier but her words are still keep-you-going truth…. Completely and utterly afraid… Overwhelmed, tired, ready to wake up from this bad dream… That’s exactly how I feel. I have this knot in my stomach, and this fear, every time IContinue reading “When you feel afraid…”
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Refute the lies. Walk in TRUTH!
A man puts on a dress and is called a woman. Another man stuffs himself in a swimsuit and wins a woman’s swimming championship. Thousands walk across our border and government officials call it “secure”. I could go on and on with lie after lie we’ve been fed this past year —origins of CoVid, effectivenessContinue reading “Refute the lies. Walk in TRUTH!”
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…”
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”
Be careful in who you allow to lead and who you follow.
I sat with some young adults last night who talked of several who were leading worship and small groups who were living very ungodly lives on the other days. I listened as they said, rarely, have they themselves, been asked what they believe before they been asked to lead in church. This morning, I wasContinue reading “Be careful in who you allow to lead and who you follow.”
Let’s read Colossians!
The Apostle Paul sat in a prison, praying always for a church he’d not planted nor ever visited. He picks up his pen and writes one of the most famous letters ever composed to a church in the small declining town of Colosse. But this letter, to this church, is now forever part of ourContinue reading “Let’s read Colossians!”
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?”
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.”
God is doing what He promised.
The things which are impossible with men are possible with God”. (Luke 18:27) No seriously, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27) Lately, I see so much that seems impossible. Will our country ever come together in unity? Will we stop celebrating what God calls sin? You know theContinue reading “God is doing what He promised.”
Has THIS ever happened to you? And some math
One Sunday morning, my son texted me a verse to pray for him over the next while. Later that morning, I flipped my verse calendar to Sunday’s verse. It’s was the exact same verse!It was the SAME VERSE! I immediately asked my son if he had seen my verse calendar before asking me to prayContinue reading “Has THIS ever happened to you? And some math”
Remember what He has done so you can keep walking forward.
When we remember God’s faithfulness in the past, it encourages us to walk forward in the hard things we face today. Peter reminds us in his letter that the prophets of old had spent their lives searching carefully for the salvation and that it had come through Jesus— just like God said it would. (1Continue reading “Remember what He has done so you can keep walking forward.”
Things to remember as you long for victory…
What’s your “this”? As Paul famously sat imprisoned for the faith, he knew “this” would turn out for his deliverance through prayer and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ (Phil 1:19). He needed prayer and he needed the Holy Spirit to earnestly hope he wouldn’t be ashamed, but that Christ would be magnifiedContinue reading “Things to remember as you long for victory…”
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!”
“No matter what comes” PEACE
Is life hard right now? Are you suffering? Oh friend, hold on. If you think about it, I bet you know others, who have suffered deeply, who will tell you that suffering was the very thing that taught them greater obedience and trust in Jesus. And even Jesus, “though He was a Son, yet HeContinue reading ““No matter what comes” PEACE”
Be Refreshed in this—
I’ve watched him In the mornings for nearly twenty-five years. He opens his Bible. He bows his head and closes his eyes. I know my husband is praying for the Lord to speak to him. And this morning, as I read Psalms 1, the wisdom of this is not lost on me— “Blessed is theContinue reading “Be Refreshed in this—”
How can we tell if someone loves God?
So how can we tell if someone truly loves God? John tells us they will love others and keep God’s commands. (1 John 4:20-5:3) And, he tells us, the keeping of God’s commandments won’t seem burdensome (5:3). We will have a holy “want-to”. And Jesus told us, “If you love Me, keep my commandments.” (RecordedContinue reading “How can we tell if someone loves God?”
DEMONS in the house VERSUS true PEACE
For years, I had read this somewhat strange passage and wondered what it meant— “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes, he finds it swept and putContinue reading “DEMONS in the house VERSUS true PEACE”
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…”
The world is hard. The Bible is God-breathed to help us.
Even when Jesus walked the earth, there were those who pretended to be righteous. They wanted to deliver Him to the power and authority of the governor. They wanted to catch Him in something so the government could contain, control, and ultimately condemn Him. But He perceived their craftiness (Luke 20:23). And so should we!Continue reading “The world is hard. The Bible is God-breathed to help us.”