Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6, 7 There’s a great deal we could worry about these days. There’s this little thing known as… Continue reading Commanded to Be Worry-Free
Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? – 2 Peter… Continue reading Anticipating a Glorious New Season
The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. – Psalm 138:8 It’s a comfort to know that I’m not the one responsible for my own perfection – that is, for becoming more mature, complete, and well-rounded as a Christian. The Bible says that my perfection is the… Continue reading The Process of Perfection
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. – Lamentations 3:21-23 While my family and I have been forging through these strange times relatively unscathed, I have been bothered… Continue reading Holding on to Hope
For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God. – Hebrews 6:7 This spring, it has rained a lot here in Central Illinois. Though some farmers and gardeners have delayed planting, or have had to… Continue reading Steady Rain, Soft Ground
I enjoy studying Scripture to discover how I can be more like Christ. But sometimes, I just need to soak up the goodness of God. I revel in his promises to believers – promises that, as God, he can always be trusted to fulfill. I appreciate that he included so many in Scripture, revealing his… Continue reading Encouraging Promises of God to Believers
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. – Psalm 90:17 In light of recent events, we consider ourselves fortunate that we’ve been a home-schooling family for twelve years and are used to being at home much of the time. As well, my job as a… Continue reading How Housebound Kids Can Be Happy Kids
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. – Matthew 5:14 In these toilet-paper-hoarding times, we Christians have an opportunity to share a roll. (Depending upon the situation in your community, that may literally be true.) I've been reminding myself, that not only should we… Continue reading Pass a Roll, Please – and Share Some Joy, Too!
No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him. - John 6:44a But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. – 1 Corinthians 2:14 In my last post,… Continue reading We Can’t Save People
The Bible has much to say about giving thanks – for all things, in all things, for our loved ones, for our beloved Lord, for our salvation, for God’s work in our lives, and more. Every day this week, I’d like to present a facet of thankfulness as given in Scripture. I welcome your input… Continue reading Thankful For Everything?