What Not To Wear

I Samuel 17:38-39 (NKJV) So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I…

The Light

Luke 11:36 (NLT)  If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.” A well-known columnist for the local paper passed away from a sudden stroke. There was no warning just here today gone the next. At an undisclosed…

Onward Christian Soldier

Romans 8:37-39 (NLT) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate…

No More Resolutions

2 Peter 1:4-5 (NLT) And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. In view of all this, make every effort to respond to God’s promises.  Renew. Restore….

Mary’s Heart

Luke 2:19 (NKJV) But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. Our daughter and her husband are moving. After spending the afternoon getting them settled in their new home, we went for a quick taco run. In the midst of conversation, I mentioned that I couldn’t believe no one had asked her to…

Never Alone

Matthew 28:20 (NIV) “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Our youngest daughter was not feeling well when I arrived home from work. She was obviously tired and uncomfortable so we stayed home from the midweek service so I could tend to her. She is a teenager and maturing…

Catch 22

    2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! Christians live in a daily process of change. Those who truly believe and turn to Jesus Christ cannot remain the same and in a relationship with…

Early Check In

Romans 15:13 (NLT) I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. The date circled on the calendar months ago has finally arrived. For the past week, I have…

Not By Might

Zechariah 4:6-7 (NLT) Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. Nothing, not even a mighty mountain, will stand in Zerubbabel’s way; it will become a level plain before him! And when Zerubbabel sets the final…

Let the Wind Blow

Ecclesiastes 11:4-6 (NIV) Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap. As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. Sow your seed in…