Life Principles

I Thessalonians 5:14-20 (CSB)  And we exhort you, brothers and sisters: warn those who are idle, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone. See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all. Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you…

The Devil is in the Details

John 8:32 (CSB) You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. I don’t remember where I first heard the statement “the devil is in the detail” but it seems to have come up frequently as of late. I decided to look it up to see the true meaning. It is an idiom…

Faith & Favor

Hebrews 11:7 (NLT) It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith. It was a…

Burn It All

I Kings 19:19-21 (NLT) So Elijah went and found Elisha son of Shaphat plowing a field. There were twelve teams of oxen in the field, and Elisha was plowing with the twelfth team. Elijah went over to him and threw his cloak across his shoulders and then walked away. Elisha left the oxen standing there, ran…

Restart

Hosea 2:14-15 (MSG) “And now, here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to start all over again. I’m taking her back out into the wilderness where we had our first date, and I’ll court her. I’ll give her bouquets of roses. I’ll turn Heartbreak Valley into Acres of Hope. She’ll respond like she did as…

One Bad Review

I Peter 3:8 (TLB) And now this word to all of you: You should be like one big happy family, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds. I just completed an amazing book by a popular Christian author. Biblically sound and very encouraging, I decided to peruse…

Daily Destiny

Esther 4:14 (ESV) For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” The story of Esther is well-known by Christians…

Enduring Love

Romans 15:5-7 (ESV) May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Matthew 22:36-40…

Zoom Out

Mark 8:36 (ESV) For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? “When we stand before God – He won’t ask if we’ve been successful. He will ask if we have been faithful.” – Elizabeth Wood I am a believer. I study God’s Word every day. I pray…

Beautiful Brokenness

Psalm 34:18-20 (MSG) Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you. If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath. Disciples so often get into trouble; still, God is there every time.  He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone; not even a finger gets broken….