When I was younger, I had a really hard time understanding what holiness was. I knew God was Holy, Holy, Holy. And I knew that we were supposed to try to be holy. But I found all of that really confusing. Somehow, in trying to piece it all together, I got the idea that God… Read More What is Holiness?
Can you believe that we are at week 9 of “Worship with me” already? God is so awesome! We can never run out of things to praise Him for! Let’s lift up our prayers of praise! At the end of this prayer, I’d love to have you add your own praises in the comments so… Read More Worship with me #9
Hello! Welcome to week seven of Worship with me! One of my greatest joys in life is the opportunity to approach the throne of God together with others to worship the Lord! There have been times where we have entered a time of prayer, frazzled by our overwhelmingly impossible problems, but as we worshipped God… Read More Worship with me #7
Flippantly I skip up to the foot of a cross. I look up; yeah some guy died for me. flippantly I think, that’s nice, yeah he died for my sins; I believe it and I’m glad. Can we just skirt around the subject now? Or maybe we could teleport from this side to the other?… Read More Flippantly
Titus 3:7 (The Voice) “All of this happened so that through His grace we would be accepted into God’s covenant family and appointed to be His heirs, full of the hope that comes from knowing you have eternal life.” Accepted. Child of God. Loved unconditionally. Provided for now and forever! That’s what we now have… Read More No More Orphan Mentality
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,…In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials.” 1 Peter 1:3-6. NASB Why should we bless the Lord? Why should we rejoice? If we’re going through trials, how can we rejoice? When… Read More Blessing the LORD, even in troubled times
I remember as a child waking up one night with the poison ivy on my leg itching like crazy! I crept quietly through the dark to the medicine cabinet where I knew I would find the poison ivy aerosol spray. Still in the dark, I grabbed it and began spraying it on the poison ivy. … Read More Turn on the Light! Mistakes made in the dark
I was thinking about some very difficult trials that I went through about 25 years ago. A short time after my first husband left, suddenly, with maybe a couple of days notice, I was praying fervently using some verses from the Psalms. My prayer from the depths of my heart went something like this: Lord,… Read More A Different Miracle
I remember playing this game when I was a child. Did you ever play it? One person was “it”. She got to give the commands: “Red Light!” And everyone had to stop. “Green Light!” And everyone got to go again. The first person that reached the person who was “it” got to be “it”, and… Read More Red Light! Green Light!
This morning I woke up feeling so much better than I have the last couple of days, ready to face a new and beautiful day! (I’m pretty sure someone has been praying for me.) So, I decided today would be the right day to go grocery shopping after a quick walk at the park. The… Read More My Love, My Hero! Always Ready, Willing, and Able
Gethsemane Dark Depressing But God is with me. Tears flow freely Sobs burst forth from A grieving heart. “Father, if You will, Let this cup pass from me; Yet not my will But Yours be done.” The sobs continue And the tears. Which is the most difficult, Gethsemane or Calvary itself? My friend has in… Read More Gethsemane
I once heard of a person who just could not understand God’s grace. And he is in good company. His religious beliefs were such that one had to try his hardest to be good, and hopefully his good works would outweigh his bad works in the judgment, and then God would let him into… Read More Difficulty Believing in God’s Grace?