Seeking Stillness...Finding God in the Quiet Being still is hard, especially in our fast-paced society with its demands of instant results and constant busyness. Sometimes when weariness sets in, you may get your body still, but, if you're like me, it can be extra challenging to get your mind still! Even the gas station has commercials on the gas pump now, the aisles in the stores scream to buy a new product- we can't get away from the noise and constant sounds. Unless we intentionally … [Read more...] about Seeking Stillness, Finding God in the Quiet
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
FREE eBook on Amazon I am so excited to share my new 31-Day devotional Jesus Peace on Amazon.com this weekend for FREE! Please download your free copy here Amazon today, 4/24 through Sunday, 4/26 and share the link with friends and family. Peace does not depend on our situations. It has nothing to do with our circumstances. Peace, true peace, is Jesus! I pray you are blessed by the words in this book, but more importantly, I pray it moves you to find peace and comfort at the feet … [Read more...] about Jesus Peace..Free eBook
Jesus Peace: 31 Days Finding Peace in His Presence Now available in paperback and Kindle! Come experience the incredible, life-changing peace that only Jesus can give. This 31-Day Devotional will transform you as you trust in Jesus and find His perfect peace. In every situation and every season, we can find peace, strength, and rest in the comforting presence of Jesus. Peace has nothing to do with our circumstances. It has everything to do with Jesus! Order Jesus … [Read more...] about Jesus Peace
Jesus died on "Good" Friday. He suffered in pain and anguish as He was beaten, tortured, and crucified. His family and friends watched in horror as He died an excruciating death while others mocked and spit at Him. So how can we possibly call it "good"? It is the most horrific day in history when the Savior was brutally killed because of our sin! If the story ended on Friday, there would be nothing "good" about it. It would be the saddest, most depressing story of … [Read more...] about Why is Good Friday “Good”?
Jesus called His first disciples simply by saying, "Come, follow Me." He found them, loved and accepted them right where they were, and offered them a new life, a new beginning with Him. Before they could even understand the magnitude of their decision, they knew they should accept...and follow Jesus. Jesus offers the same exciting, life-changing adventure to us. He simply and lovingly extends His hand and says, "Come, follow Me." We don't have to meet any requirements … [Read more...] about Jesus Changes Everything
Peace What does it mean to you? Do you enjoy it or are you currently longing for it? Often, the answer depends on our understanding of peace. We tend to confuse peace with comfort or the absence of problems. But this is false peace. It isn't real and it never lasts. This world is full of scary situations, loss, grief, and pain--tragedies to deal with and trials to face. But even in the midst of our pain, our peace can be constant, complete, and unending. But how? … [Read more...] about Peace… No Matter What!
Peace… what a beautiful word! It brings to mind moments of calm and tranquility, serenity and beauty—and of course, peace and quiet! It is truly a beautiful word and even more beautiful feeling—yet one that can be elusive at times. In Christ, we can have true peace, lasting peace, even in the middle of a fierce battle or storm raging around us, when our most natural reaction would be fear and chaos—we can be filled with indescribable peace deeper and greater than anything … [Read more...] about Jesus Peace
Life can be scary and painful. We face horrible dangers and devastating losses every day, but as believers we never face them alone-- God is a shield for all who take refuge in Him! A shield from the darts of the enemy and his attacks. A shield which will protect me and keep me safe from every attempt to harm me. A shield which guards my heart, my mind and my soul. But, I have to choose to take refuge in Him! I can't try and shield myself and I can't try and do everything … [Read more...] about Taking Refuge
Job suffered horrible pain and loss. He could have simply given up and lost all hope--his friends even encouraged him to do just that. Yet, he trusted God, and in the end his faith was rewarded with more than he started with--but the real reward was his relationship with God and his renewed faith. We don't always understand why we suffer and why bad things are allowed to happen. But if we hold to the Word of God and remember that God is good and loving, and wait patiently, HE … [Read more...] about Enjoying the Light of Life