What to Do When You Feel That God Is Far Away

Last Sunday, I watched on YouTube a convicting message by David Jeremiah about gratitude versus thankfulness. I’d like to write about much of what I learned in a post closer to Thanksgiving, but for today, I wanted to share one of the lessons that most stirred my heart. (In the mean time, if you’d like… Continue reading What to Do When You Feel That God Is Far Away

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Love Requires Obedience

During recent Bible reading, I came upon this statement by Jesus. Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? – Luke 6:46 In the prior verse, Jesus had just explained to his disciples that it is out of the abundant feelings of our hearts that our mouths speak. A… Continue reading Love Requires Obedience

Needy People

Scripture says that those who merely touched Jesus, or even his garments, were healed. And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole. – Mark 6:56… Continue reading Needy People

Faithful in a Few Things, Part 2

In a post earlier this week, I wrote about the parable of the talents, focusing on the fact that Christ praised the servants who were faithful in just a few things. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy… Continue reading Faithful in a Few Things, Part 2

Faithful in a Few Things

Earlier this week, my chronological reading of the Bible brought me to the parable of the talents, in which two servants wisely invested funds given to them by their master, while one servant did not. When the master returned from a long journey, he discovered the results of his servants’ investments. To the wise investors,… Continue reading Faithful in a Few Things

Surrendered Potential

My daughter, Shae (of Teen, Meet God, and Shae's Days), loves to dance, and she's been told by her teachers through the years that she is gifted enough to pursue dance as a career. As I took these photos of her several weeks ago, I wondered what part dance would play in her future. You… Continue reading Surrendered Potential

Words to Live By, By My Kids

Every week, I assign my two high school juniors an essay or creative writing piece as one of their homeschool assignments. Last week, I asked Aidan and Shae to write their own "words to live by" in free verse form. They were to base their credos on the following words by Abraham Lincoln. I Am… Continue reading Words to Live By, By My Kids

One Foolish Choice

Last week, I finally reached a fitness goal I’d been working toward for most of the summer: I did four sets of ten pull-ups with the thinnest assistance band we have. Now that I’d met that goal, I’d be doing pull-ups with no assistance the following week. I was happy, but I had mixed feelings… Continue reading One Foolish Choice

The Devil We Know

In Mark 5, Jesus commanded a legion of demons to leave the body of a man they had been torturing, apparently for quite some time. And when [Jesus] was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs;… Continue reading The Devil We Know

I Wrapped My First Christmas Gift This Week…

…but, fear not! I’m not one of those Christmas-crazy people who decorate before Halloween (not that I'm criticizing you, if you are one of those people). I admit, I do listen to Christmas music extremely early in the season. (As in, I have already plugged in my earbuds and indulged in my Christmas playlist on… Continue reading I Wrapped My First Christmas Gift This Week…