Bad News for the Lukewarm

Things are weird. Hard. Confrontation. Chaos. Uncertainty. Are we approaching a time where we must pick a side? It has been easy for Christians to love America for so long because, in the past, she has loved the things of God. However, more and more, our nation has been changing—drifting, sometimes running 100 mph, awayContinue reading “Bad News for the Lukewarm”

Despite the world’s criticism-KEEP PRAYING!

We are all so very saddened by this world and the awful events of late. While Christians continue to pray, a lost and bitter world increasingly criticizes prayer. But we know God moves when His people pray. We know The Most High speaks. Daniel was praying fervently as the Lord, through Gabriel, explains the thingsContinue reading “Despite the world’s criticism-KEEP PRAYING!”

Caramel Corn Spiritual Warfare

I wrote this a few years ago…I found myself needing some caramel corn today. Maybe you do too?❤️😉 Hard. This week has just been hard. I’ll spare you the details, because I know I am not the only one who has hard days—days filled with worry and dread where the troubles of this world seemContinue reading “Caramel Corn Spiritual Warfare”

Even the faithful feel hopeless sometimes.

We don’t talk openly about it very often. It’s usually a whispered discussion if we say anything at all . But this thought occurs for many of us, sometime over our lifetimes. Those who are of the faith, sometimes feel hopeless. Sometimes,circumstances,are so very bad,we even despair of life. We don’t think we can goContinue reading “Even the faithful feel hopeless sometimes.”

Dear sojourner walking in a lost world, will you pray?

I woke up thinking about the conversation my brother, my son-in-law and I had yesterday about the great revival movements of God. We had resolved there is nothing that might keep God from doing it again. My brother then mentioned how the spark that started the greatest revivals in history had been that of layContinue reading “Dear sojourner walking in a lost world, will you pray?”

The Year of the LIE!

As we often do, my husband and I talk as we are brushing our teeth before bed. It’s silly really. Our sentences are humorously interrupted as we pause to spit, but we’ve carried on like this for years. Last night’s conversation turned to the recent headlines, and we quipped that this year has felt likeContinue reading “The Year of the LIE!”

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?”

Not today Satan!

You know the evil one does not want you to believe the promises of God, right? Genesis contains promises of God that are foundational to our faith. Oh, how I love to hear the crinkling of the pages as I open the living, breathing, promise-filled Word of God! As I turn to Genesis 12, GodContinue reading “Not today Satan!”

DEMONIC ACTIVITY

Angels were often referred to as “sons of God” in Scripture,see Job 38:4-7). Did fallen angels, demons, have sex with women on earth? “Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men,Continue reading “DEMONIC ACTIVITY”

Saturday morning PRAYERS and PEACE

I’ve had awful headaches for days. I’ve been told by friends this is common for a long time after CoVid. (I had it about 4 weeks ago) But as I lay in bed the other night, I thought, “What if I’m dying?” And then Scripture came to my mind, “It’s appointed once a man toContinue reading “Saturday morning PRAYERS and PEACE”

THIS is the way we fight our battles and walk in peace.

Slow down, friend. Take note of this. This is some help-you stuff. The Apostle Paul doesn’t just say take a passing glance at good things, he says MEDITATE on them. “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things areContinue reading “THIS is the way we fight our battles and walk in peace.”

Are you susceptible to being deceived?

John has been talking about false prophets and antichrists, then he says, “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you, is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) That’s powerful truth. It’s one of my favorite, keep-you-going, verses. The Holy Spirit inside ofContinue reading “Are you susceptible to being deceived?”

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…”

Up? Down? Regardless, know this.

John knew those who would read his letter. He knew their varying spiritual states. He knew as we pick up his letter, all these thousands of years later, that we would also find ourselves in different spiritual states. (1 John 2:12-14) And I don’t know about you, but anytime I see a list of categories,Continue reading “Up? Down? Regardless, know this.”

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.”

Don’t allow the enemy to use past wounds for future gains

I’m sharing this previous post again today just in case someone else, besides just me, needs it….❤️ What should have been a day of relaxing and laughing with friends while tubing on the Little River in the Smoky Mountains turned into a terrifying moment for me. I had floated that river for years. The sunContinue reading “Don’t allow the enemy to use past wounds for future gains”

Get Used To Different!

The widely popular show, The Chosen, (I love it!) has a saying, “Get used to different”. People are buying out all the show’s shirts that say this. The point is, to emphasize, how, after Jesus comes into our lives, we are different. He changes us and things look different because of Him. When the worldContinue reading “Get Used To Different!”

I LOVE MEN. And the PLOY of the enemy.

We live off a long private road, not serviced by the county, and had a huge tree fall last night blocking our little neighborhood. In a matter of moments, the neighborhood guys all showed up. Pickup trucks, ATVs, and multiple chainsaws buzzed. We were out when the tree fell, and couldn’t get back to ourContinue reading “I LOVE MEN. And the PLOY of the enemy.”

Yes, that’s make up

Throughout the Bible, we see women working “behind the scenes” to make things happen, and Naomi is no exception. Ruth and Boaz had spent time together during the weeks of the barley harvest. I can just imagine Naomi eagerly anticipating Ruth’s nightly report of their interactions listening for any hint of romance. Naomi knows BoazContinue reading “Yes, that’s make up”