Passionate Family Debates

I love my family. You’ve heard from a few of them over the years on my page. I’m pretty amazed by those in our family, especially the younger ones, who have chosen to speak out on hard issues-often going against culture and at the risk of losing friends. I’ve watched them stand for truth whenContinue reading “Passionate Family Debates”

Have you noticed this?

It’s so easy, especially this month, as our world so lavishly, every-where-you-turn, celebrates sin to think, “I’m in the world but not of it” (John 17:15). But it’s so easy, for the evil ways of this world to get into us and for our sins to become acceptable and unnoticed. By us! Let’s not forget,Continue reading “Have you noticed this?”

It’s okay, if this world calls you foolish.

As Christians, we so want what we know to be good and right and true to be embraced by our culture. We often find ourselves exuberantly cheering the slightest hint of Christianity in our political figures when they use a Bible verse in their speech or our athletes when they thank God after the victory.Continue reading “It’s okay, if this world calls you foolish.”

Don’t put ANYONE on a Pedestal

I’m not sure if anything comes as close to rattling my faith as when people, I thought godly, walk away from Jesus and do ungodly things. This was exactly what was happening in the church in Corinth. We see it today as some continue to choose the praise of men and compromise with the worldContinue reading “Don’t put ANYONE on a Pedestal”

Pause, just a moment, and ask God this…

You know, when we go our own way, and choose to sin, we are demonstrating a distrust in God our children will notice and often emulate. It can be generational. As I open to Genesis 26, Isaac and Rebekah have the twins and there is a famine in the land. Isaac lies to King AbimelechContinue reading “Pause, just a moment, and ask God this…”

Beware!

I love how the Bible sugarcoats everything and only tells the simple, pretty stories. Except it doesn’t. The Bible is real. God shows us the proclivity of humans to see Him do amazing things and then turn right around and blow it. After Lot and his two daughters had just been supernaturally rescued from SodomContinue reading “Beware!”

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!”

Let’s ask the Lord THIS and protect ourselves and our families.

Used to, I knew people who printed out Philippians 4:8 and sat it on top of their televisions. This helped them test what they were viewing. But, I’m not so sure many do that today. I’m continually amazed at the garbage Christians mindlessly consume…The Bachelor, Yellowstone, Fifty Shades, (and before I came across verses likeContinue reading “Let’s ask the Lord THIS and protect ourselves and our families.”

Should we judge the motives of others?

Not everyone who preaches Christ does so with pure motives or a pure heart. Some do so out of selfish ambition, not out of love, some even to add to afflictions of those who do preach with sincerity. But Paul says, basically, “so what?!” He will still rejoice because Christ is preached. (read Phil 1:15-18)Continue reading “Should we judge the motives of others?”

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?”

The devil doesn’t care if you know a false Jesus.

“The devil doesn’t care at all if you know Jesus or love Jesus or pray to Jesus – as long as it is a false Jesus, a make-believe Jesus, a Jesus who is not there, and who therefore cannot save.” – David Guzik, Enduring Word App John says in his letter, “Beloved, do not believeContinue reading “The devil doesn’t care if you know a false Jesus.”

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”

When Your MOOD Swings!

Have you ever had a mood swing? Have your emotions ever flip-flopped? Mine sure have! And Naomi seems to be able to relate as well! After Ruth meets Boaz, she goes home and tells Naomi all that has happened (see Ruth 2). Naomi says, “Blessed be the name of the LORD, who has not forsakenContinue reading “When Your MOOD Swings!”

They say you can’t kill a succulent

They say you can’t kill a succulent.Well, I did. And that fact, sparked what I’m about to say. I have to continually be aware of my ability to fail. The fact that they say you can’t kill a succulent, and I did, helps me know this about myself. I overwatered it. It’s dead. Likewise, ifContinue reading “They say you can’t kill a succulent”

Have you experienced this?

I know I’m slow-walking through the end of Second Timothy. It’s just so packed-full of truth that even parts of sentences stop me in my tracks. “Be diligent to come to me quickly; for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world,” (2 Tim 4:9) Those who love the world, it’s comforts and pleasuresContinue reading “Have you experienced this?”

Let’s Put out the fires of wrong thinking.

Yesterday, we looked at Paul’s description of end time days being full of people who are lovers of themselves and how this self-enthroned living can lead to most of the other characteristics he lists in 2 Tim 3:1-5. I think it is important to be on guard to some of the ways the evil oneContinue reading “Let’s Put out the fires of wrong thinking.”

What to do with the sin failure of those we’ve respected.

I sat with one of my kids last night listening as he shared his dismay over the downfall of Ravi Zacharias. He had heard him at the famed Passion Conferences which has impacted thousands of college students. I won’t go into the details, but I will say that many are reeling from the news thatContinue reading “What to do with the sin failure of those we’ve respected.”

Do you know who you believe?

There will come a point, and it probably has already, when you have to ask yourself who do you believe? Maybe you ask yourself this a lot lately- Do you believe the world or God? If ever we’ve needed to resolve to be resolved about this question, it is now! The world’s truth and God’sContinue reading “Do you know who you believe?”