Jesus knew his disciples were in for a world full of troubles. Jesus himself endured so much while here on earth. He knows. This is a word for me too. It’s a word for you. We are to take heart. We are to press on. There will be tribulations of many kinds. What are tribulations?... Continue Reading →
My Wayward Chicken
While doing housework the other day I glanced outside and saw something of concern. One of my chickens was on the other side of my fence, outside the lines of safety. I live downtown so her greatest danger might be a car or a loose dog. We’d been letting them out to have more time... Continue Reading →
Devotional Thoughts : Is God Hiding? Has God Done This to Us?
Photograph by pastor friend, Daniel Sanchez God does not hide from anyone. If God seems hidden it's because we moved away. Maybe we moved away slowly or suddenly, whatever the case, God didn't move. God waits to be found by each one of us. God draws us unto Himself. God longs to pour peace and... Continue Reading →
Spiritual Life Quotes: Worry
I've decided to share things I deem worthy as I read to enrich my own life journey. This comes from the introduction of Amy Simpson's book, Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry.
Devotional Thoughts: Do Not Fear
Fear. It is able to overtake us, disengage us and throw us off course if we aren’t careful and standing guard. Fear is not from God. Scripture tells us to fear not or to not be afraid about 365 times to be exact! That’s once a day for an entire year we can read a... Continue Reading →
Devotional Thoughts: Death & Fear
This verse makes my heart sing! I could and should name to God one hundred things I’m thankful for, but the one I’m grateful for the most is the victory I have in Jesus! What is this victory? Red what comes before these verses: “Death is swallowed up in victory." "O death, where is your... Continue Reading →
Devotional Thoughts: Fear & Anxiety
I like how the Amplified Bible translates this verse: “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].” 2 TIMOTHY 1:7... Continue Reading →
Devotional Thoughts: Fear of God
Once we understand who God is we develop a healthy fear of God. Healthy in that through wisdom we respect God. This verse isn’t talking about the kind of fear that cripples is or causes us to act in haste. This kind of fear is gained through our relationship with God. It’s like the fear... Continue Reading →