Breath of Hope

In order to maintain a healthy balance in life I did not post my usual weekly devotion last Tuesday. I spend considerable time preparing each devotional. My desire is to thoughtfully present what the Lord is stirring in me versus haphazardly dumping shallow thoughts out on readers and friends.

Food for the Soul

There are times it is easy to tell a person believes God’s word is a precious treasure and more valuable than what this life can offer. A well-worn Bible can be an indicator. Some who cherish the word mark their Bible and take notes in it. My mother’s Bible was one like that. It testifiedContinue reading “Food for the Soul”

Hidden Sin

While having a home resided, I experienced a real shock. This was an older home with hardboard siding. It was being replaced with new vinyl siding. The old exterior appeared like it was still in good condition except the paint was badly peeling.

Naked Before Him

From time to time, I come across a quote that speaks to me powerfully. When I do, I write it out and post it somewhere to read several times a day, allowing the truth to sink deep in my soul. I routinely write a passage or quote on my bathroom mirror with a dry eraseContinue reading “Naked Before Him”

Enemy Lies

You may have heard someone say, “I’m so stupid” or said it yourself at some point. The thought has popped into my mind when I have done something foolish. As I have matured, I have gotten better at squelching such thoughts. Years ago, one of my children really wrestled with this lie. I call itContinue reading “Enemy Lies”

Future Scenes

Every movie tells a story. The really great ones have unexpected twists and turns, something we didn’t anticipate coming. Our lives can be thought of like a movie script. Beginning at the creation of the universe, the creation of humanity, the life of Jesus, the fulfillment of God’s redemptive plan, our birth and existence. SomeContinue reading “Future Scenes”

The Lord is My Banner

The past week has been a continuous onslaught of events beyond usual life displeasures and irritating incidents. I will not bore you with a list because that is not where I want the focus of this post to land. I desire to direct all eyes towards Jehovah-nissi one of the names of God meaning TheContinue reading “The Lord is My Banner”

Consuming Fire

God is referred to as a consuming fire in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. Have you wondered why? According to some theologians when scripture refers to God by this term it is in reference to His holiness. Purification or DestructionFire can both purify or destroy. It can purify metal by burning awayContinue reading “Consuming Fire”

Beautiful Scars

Beginning in my childhood, I wondered why Jesus had scars after His resurrection. I had been led to believe our weaknesses, diseases, or disabilities would be perfected on Heaven’s side of eternity. Maybe I was a strange child pondering a theological element that did not coincide with my belief. Into adulthood, I wrestled with whatContinue reading “Beautiful Scars”

Praise Him!

Blessed be the name of the Lord. In the past few weeks, I have had one challenge or trial after another and another. Each one assaulting my finances, physical stamina and emotional fortitude. Then I bottomed out. For context, I do property management to earn a living.