Still Waters

Isaiah 66:12-13 (ESV) For thus says the Lord: “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip, and bounced upon her knees. As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in…

No Fear in Love

I John 4:18 (ESV) There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. Tiptoeing as to not wake my sleeping princess and reaching down to pick up some laundry, suddenly without warning, she sits straight up in bed frantically…

Keep Going

Hebrews 10:35-36 (ESV) Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. Keep going. Just keep going. I have to tell my feet that sometimes during my workout. The limbs get all shaky and I…

In The Stillness

Psalm 46:10 (NLT) “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” After spending the day with my grandson, I sent his mom a message that I felt incredibly lonely driving home. I sense of sadness that his car seat was no…

Lay Me Down

John 15:12-14 (NIV) My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. The more in love with Jesus I become the more evident the loveless places in my…

No Competition

Romans 2:11 (AMP) For God shows no partiality [no arbitrary favoritism; with Him one person is not more important than another]. The Lord blessed us with five wonderful and unique children. Each one an individual with their own personality and purpose. If you ask them, they have a preconceived notion about who they are and…

Don’t Panic

Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT) So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” A month ago, the news reported that gas prices would take a hike. Warning travelers to expect higher expenses due…

Just to Know

Psalm 46:10-11 (NIV) He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Yesterday, I had the privilege of praying people at the end of our church service. I am always moved by…

Power of Praise

Psalm 108:1-5 (NIV) My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music with all my soul. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be…

Little Faith

Matthew 17:20 (ESV) He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Dynamite was invented in 1867 by Alfred Nobel. The same…