Thoughts of Peace & An Expected End

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye… Continue reading Thoughts of Peace & An Expected End

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I Don’t Always “Feel” Like a Christian…

...even though I have faith that I am. What I mean is, I don’t always sense the presence of the Holy Spirit who lives inside me. I don’t “feel” him in my heart. (And sadly, I don’t allow myself to be controlled by him every moment.) Even when I am deeply immersed in my devotional… Continue reading I Don’t Always “Feel” Like a Christian…

Old Soul Quotes: Change & Transformation

The Midwestern world is transforming all around me. Harvest is over, and the leaves and temperatures are steadily falling, inspiring my theme of change & transformation today. Do you have any suggestions for next week's theme? Please leave them in the comments below. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Change & Transformation

Memorize & Meditate: 2 Timothy 1:7

This week's Scripture passage was once again chosen by my nine-year-old son, Rowan. He sure can pick 'em, can't he? What a wonderful encouragement to realize that God has given us all we need to accomplish his will in the coming week! For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: 2 Timothy 1:7

The Man Who Questioned God…and Received Encouraging Answers

I thought I knew the story of Moses well, from baby in a basket, to avenging prince, to desert shepherd, to leader of God's people on a very long, very circuitous wilderness trek. He is perhaps best remembered as the powerful, faithful, longsuffering leader of the Israelites, who certainly required an abundance of patience. But… Continue reading The Man Who Questioned God…and Received Encouraging Answers

A Special Invitation from Jesus

Jesus had a special regard for a certain group of people. You may be among them. I know I am. It's the work-weary. The fatigued. The sleep-deprived. The downright exhausted. To us, Jesus said, "Come unto me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28). Rest! What a… Continue reading A Special Invitation from Jesus

Memorize & Meditate: Isaiah 54:10

When the tragedy and injustice of the world seem overwhelming, I turn the news off and turn to the promises of our dear heavenly Father. This is one of my new favorites. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Isaiah 54:10

Memorize & Meditate: I John 5:13

I've encountered a number of well-intentioned people through the years that feel it's presumptuous to believe we can have certain knowledge of our salvation and eternal life. "We can't know for sure," they say, "we can only hope..." But our good Father promises we can know: if we have believed in the sacrifice of his… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I John 5:13

He Is Just That Good

I love that old praise song, "God Is Good, All the Time." We certainly saw evidence of that in our lives this week, one of those situations in which God went above and beyond to provide in ways we could never have imagined. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the… Continue reading He Is Just That Good

Memorize & Meditate: Psalm 43:5

I was so encouraged by this verse from Sunday's Old Soul Quotes that I chose it for this week's Scripture. My prayer is that it will be a blessing to you all as well! Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Psalm 43:5