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A Spiritual Check-Up

Psalm 139:23&24 – “Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in Thy everlasting way.” I imagine many of us are familiar with Psalm 139.  It reminds us of God’s great love and care for us.  We are also…

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Is This Your Time?

Esther 4:14: “And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” Esther and her cousin, Mordecai, along with many other Jews who had been scattered due to persecution, lived in Susa, the capital of Persia.  Mordecai became a government official and looked out for the interests of King Xerxes.   The King became displeased…

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The Hope of Easter

Life once was so dark – Fears and worries would not cease. I tried applying earthly remedies, but nothing brought me peace. I was often discontent, simply trying to fit in. But no amount of effort steered me from this world of sin. Oh to be accepted!  Oh to be loved! If only I had looked up – and…

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No Matter What

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.” (Heb. 12:2) There is no situation in life in which we should ever consider taking our eyes off Jesus. In good times, when all is well in our world, it can be easy to get caught up in the joys and pleasures of earthly blessings. …

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Running The Race

I Corinthians 9:24-27 – “Do you not know that in a race, all the runners run, but only one gets the prize?  Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the Games goes into strict training.  They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get…

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Will You Come To Me?

Then Jesus said, “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you.  Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give…

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Rejoicing In Weakness

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.  Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” –  2 Cor. 12:9 I recall a time in my life when the Lord was pressing in on me to follow through with His command:  “You…

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To Walk And Not Faint

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength.  They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 I had a total knee replacement surgery on August 1st.  The procedure went very well.  The Lord blessed me with a gifted and talented…

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EXTRAordinary!

“Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you.  The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day.”  (Exodus 16:4) EACH day.  For THAT day. Although I have been a Christian for more than half of my life, I discovered something recently that has revolutionized my walk with…

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The Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is sometimes a forgotten attribute in the life of a Christian.  Oh, most of us offer up joyful praise and thanksgiving when He comes through with a major blessing!!!!!!!  What I am talking about is an ongoing “attitude of gratitude”, which is a cornerstone in our relationship with God, as well as with others.  This gratitude will invade…

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