Good morning! Sometimes I get myself confused by different messages. Wait on the Lord. Step out of the boat. Pray this way. Pray that way. Rest. Work Hard. What am I supposed to do? All of it! However, it seems whenever I get confused listening to different podcasts or messages that different preachers teach, I can always rely on what Jesus did and said to lead me to the anchor I need. I was feeling like that this morning. I had read in one book about one approach and an
Good morning! I love talking to people and finding out what is going on inside their thoughts. My intrigue is always how we think and how that makes us act. Spiritual warfare is always going on. It is guaranteed in the Bible. There may be times that it is more obvious. But, what I've found is that the battle is hottest in our minds. For example, last week I was feeling very stuck in my writing. I've been working on a health program that will launch in the New Year but I
Good morning! Guilt and shame has been a topic that has been recycled quite a lot in my life and the lives of people I know. I know there are lots of people who say "I live with no regrets." I wish I could say that but it wouldn't be true. I'm not sure how much of it is a personality thing. Some people just don't dwell on anything for too long. Others of us are dwellers! I already know what dwelling means but I went to look it up: -to live in or at a specified place. -to
The richness of God's Word is just creamier, more layered and more tasty than anything I've ever experienced! It doesn't take much for me to dive deep into His promises anymore. It used to be hard to read and understand, but I think the more that we humble ourselves and trust the process, the more He reveals. Isaiah 34:16-17 has promises that I just am going to dine on for today: For it is His mouth that has given the order, and His Spirit will gather them together. He allot
Oh my word. I finished reading a part of Isaiah and I jumped off the couch to come write this. It just struck me and got me all fired up! Without getting into all the details, let me give you the take-home point and then explain: The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this. Isaiah 37: 32b You may be in a situation that seems hopeless. You might feel like all the odds are against you. That's fine and dandy that we feel that way at times, but it doesn't matter one li
Do you have a hope in your heart? Did God talk to you about it? I think we know that it’s God and not just our own thinking when it lines up with His Word, it benefits more than just me/myself/I and we keep hearing it over and over.
God plants those seeds in us and then He waters them. Sometimes we feel like we are in a drought but He is faithfully working behind the scenes— down in the dirt where we can’t see it yet.
My goal is to get better at agreeing with Him about any
With an early morning for work, I attempted to get to bed a bit early but alas, I felt a pinprick sensation in my outer right ankle every few minutes. Just as soon as I got that poke, it would leave. I'd start to drift off to sleep and get jolted awake again. I didn't do anything to it and there is no pain otherwise. There is no evidence of a bug bite or anything else. It's a curious thing. There's no telling the cause. In the past, it would stress me out knowing I was
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How do we get action to follow what we know we need to do?
Whatever area(s) we feel stuck or notice a pattern that isn’t healthy, we have within us the ability to take action and see change.
Our family was returning from our daughter’s speech and debate tournament yesterday and we had listened to a message in the car from the book of James.
Our daughter spoke of ho
It’s the day after Christ’s resurrection celebration and it made me think of his disciples and the women who found the empty tomb.
When they woke up that next day, how did their thinking change? How did they think of their lives and what they were to do? Did they wake up enthusiastic or still stunned? Did they think to themselves “what am I going to do now that I know that my Redeemer lives?”
We have the benefit of knowing this whole story at once! They actually lived it o
Yesterday I was doing some of my writing for On Fire and came across this verse in my past writings. It was just what I was looking for to send to a friend for encouragement. It is simple but comforting. Sustain means: 1: to give support or relief to 2: to supply with sustenance : nourish 3: keep up, prolong 4: to support the weight of : prop; also : to carry or withstand (a weight or pressure) 5: to buoy up sustained by hope 6a : to bear up under Even though we read this, w