On-the-Spot Faith

Whenever I read of Jesus’ friends Mary, Martha, and Lazarus in Scripture, I know that life-changing lessons are written between the lines – if I can but discern them. Thank God for great men and women of faith who have written commentaries and devotionals, to help others discover those lessons. Most recently, I've been thankful… Continue reading On-the-Spot Faith

Righteous Acts Bring Righteous Thoughts

Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. – Proverbs 16:3 Normally, I’m a planner. I like to think things through – sometimes to death – before I’m comfortable embarking on some new activity. But committing to any new, good habit often requires a little less thought and a lot more… Continue reading Righteous Acts Bring Righteous Thoughts

Compared with Christ

For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. – 2 Corinthians 10:12 When I read this verse earlier this week, I have to say, it really stung. You see, I can be… Continue reading Compared with Christ

My Weird Home-Schooled Kids

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. – 1 Peter 2:9 Twelve years ago, the decision my husband and I made to home-school (or homeschool, whatever your preferred spelling) our kids was met with mixed reviews.… Continue reading My Weird Home-Schooled Kids

Should Christians Adopt the Phrase, “You Do You”?

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. – 2 Corinthians 4:4 For to me to live is Christ. – Philippians 1:21a You do you has become oft-used phrase that seems to mean, “be yourself,” or, “be true to who you are.” In one sense,… Continue reading Should Christians Adopt the Phrase, “You Do You”?

The “Chicken Stock” of Christianity

Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. – 1 Corinthians 4:2 But without faith it is impossible to please him. – Hebrews 11:6a Whenever we have roast chicken, my family knows better than to throw away the chicken bones. I toss them all into a pot, cover them with distilled water, add a generous amount of pink salt and… Continue reading The “Chicken Stock” of Christianity

Do You Take God’s Forgiveness for Granted?

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. – Isaiah 1:18 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1… Continue reading Do You Take God’s Forgiveness for Granted?

Grand-Prize Winners

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?....Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him… Continue reading Grand-Prize Winners