Are You Salty?

Mark 9:49-50 (NLT) “For everyone will be tested with fire. Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? You must have the qualities of salt among yourselves and live in peace with each other.” “Be careful who you trust. Salt and sugar look the same.” Scrolling…

Catch All the Foxes

Song of Solomon 2:15-16 (NLT) Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming! My lover is mine, and I am his. He browses among the lilies. One thought. A single thought. It begins as just a whisper in our mind. It must be carefully…

Step-By-Step

Psalm 37:23-24 (TLB) The steps of good men are directed by the Lord. He delights in each step they take. If they fall, it isn’t fatal, for the Lord holds them with his hand. The steps of good men (and women) are directed by the Lord. Would it be safe to say that the rat race…

Never Forsaken

Deuteronomy 31:6 (TLB)  Be strong! Be courageous! Do not be afraid of them! For the Lord your God will be with you. He will neither fail you nor forsake you.” I have come to realize that for most of my lifetime that I have struggle with fear of abandonment. Most people have been let down…

Move On

I Peter 1:8 (TLB) You love him even though you have never seen him; though not seeing him, you trust him; and even now you are happy with the inexpressible joy that comes from heaven itself. The thought of inexpressible joy may seem like a foreign concept to us and I guess in a sense…

Facing Fear

I John 4:18 (MSG) God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the…

Think Well

2 Corinthians 10:5-6 (MSG) We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of…

Great Gain – Working the Plan

Jeremiah 29:11-14 (TLB) For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. You will find me when you seek me, if you look for me in earnest….

Great Gain

I Timothy 6:6 (AMP) But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God]. Today is my birthday. I am 54 years old. I am fortunate to have Fridays off so I slept in until about 6:15 AM. Flipping…

Glow Sticks

2 Corinthians 4:6-7 (TLB) For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made us understand that it is the brightness of his glory that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. But this precious treasure—this light and power that now shine within us—is held in a perishable container, that is,…