My son really loves football! His football season has recently ended, and he is already looking ahead to next year. But this post isn't really about football. Even if you care nothing about football, this is so good and I hope and pray you will read to the end. God has something very special to teach us and it has moved me to tears! But first, in order to get where we're going, you need the background. You need to know- The football part... My son is the center this year. This is a new … [Read more...] about Who is Your Center?
The Love of the Lord You, my sweet friend, are dearly loved. Not as the world loves with conditions and expectations. No, you are loved with a perfect, extreme, and unconditional love that cannot be completely understood or explained with human wisdom. You were loved before you were created. You were loved by a righteous, perfect God before you were His. You were loved by your Savior before you accepted or even knew Him. In Christ, you are forgiven, righteous, redeemed. You are a child of … [Read more...] about Perfect, Extreme, Unconditional Love
“Since Jesus went through everything you’re going through and more, learn to think like Him. Think of your sufferings as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting to get your own way. Then you’ll be able to live out your days free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by what you want” (The Message). 1 Peter 4:1-3 Living Free I want to live free! I want to conquer my sinful habits of selfishness and pride. I want to put aside foolish, childish thinking … [Read more...] about Living Free to Pursue God’s Will
Happy Holidays... Are you celebrating this holiday season? Do you have special traditions in place to gather with family and celebrate something special? I hope you do! I hope you can reconnect with family and friends you haven't seen in a while, laugh, celebrate, and enjoy the festivities of this season as well as remember those who are gone. The holiday season comes once a year and is meant to be a time of joy. It has become a season of trees, lights, gifts and laughter, but every … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas?
Freedom in Christ July 4th is a day of celebration in America as we remember Independence Day, when we became a free nation under God with liberty and justice for all. It is a day to recognize and remember those who have selflessly and heroically fought and even died protecting for our freedom. It is a day to celebrate freedom. Any freedom which a government can give, a government can also take away. Thankfully, though, true freedom, our freedom in Christ, is eternal. Every believer is … [Read more...] about Freedom in Christ
Complete Trust in Jesus This life is hard; full of painful trials, difficult situations, and all manner of temptation. But dear friend, you are not alone and you are not helpless. You have been given the Comforter, the Holy Spirit of God sustains you, strengthens you, and intercedes for you. Stand strong in this day of temptation, armed with truth, faith, and the Sword of the Spirit, God's mighty, living, and active Word. The battle isn't over yet, but the war is already won. Stand strong, … [Read more...] about Daily Prayer~Complete Trust in Jesus
Trusting God is a choice, one we must make daily. He is faithful and can be trusted, but it is up to you and me to choose to trust Him. Give Him whatever is weighing you down, whatever is troubling you, whatever is causing you pain~give it to God today and watch Him create something beautiful out of it. And He will bless you with rest! "Then the Lord said to him, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your family, and I will be with you.” (Gen. 31:3) Jacob had wronged his brother … [Read more...] about Trusting God When Life is Hard
The love of Jesus God's grace and mercy include an intense love for you. Remember today, whatever you are facing, whatever this day holds, You are cherished and God sings over you. You are not alone, and you are His beloved! at His feet Daily Prayer~ God, You are love. You love me with an intense, infallible, unconditional, inexplicable, and unstoppable love, so deep You sent Jesus to take my place of punishment so I could be forgiven and reconciled to You. Thank you. Lord, fill me with Your … [Read more...] about Daily Prayer, 6/27/15~The Love of Jesus
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7) We all need mercy, each and every one of us. We are all sinners. Even Paul, the great missionary, confessed to being the worst! When we lose sight of our own need for mercy, we become less merciful to others. Our pride leads to judgmental attitudes and feelings of superiority, and pride always goes before a fall! Pride is a sin that gives birth to a host of other sins. Only when we remember how broken, unrighteous, and … [Read more...] about The Fulfillment of our Greatest Need–The Mercy of God
I have seen a number of news stories and articles lately about how the Christian church is losing the younger generation. And I will admit, as a Christian mom to two teenagers, this is alarming! Young people, even those raised in church, are apparently leaving. Kids, active in their youth group, are growing up, graduating high school, and, as they enter into adulthood, many are leaving the church building behind. They have no desire to attend services or "fellowship" with other church … [Read more...] about How do We Ignite Faith in the Next Generation and Keep Them From Leaving the Church?