No Turning Back

Psalm 78:5-11 (NKJV) For He established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which He commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; that the generation to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they may arise and declare them to their children, that they may set their hope in God, and…

Small Victories & Tiny Triumphs

I John 5:3-5 (NLT) Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome. For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Each morning, I take…

In My Weakness

Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT)  So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly…

Father Knows Best

Proverbs 20:24-25 (NLT) The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Don’t trap yourself by making a rash promise to God and only later counting the cost. We made it! The last child has reached the age of vehicular operation. She has been driving for a year now on her permit and…

Change of Heart

Ezekiel 11:19-20 (AMP) And I will give them one heart [a new heart], and put a new spirit within them. I will take from them the heart of stone, and will give them a heart of flesh [that is responsive to My touch], that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do…

Are You Listening?

Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV) While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name:  ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’” My husband…

Scattered

Luke 1:46-55 (NKJV) And Mary said: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; for behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. For He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His name. And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to…

Old Scars Beautiful Reminders

Lamentations 3:20-24 (NKJV) My soul still remembers and sinks within me. This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s Mercies we are not consumed, because His Compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your Faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” Never forget. It gets me every year. This is the seventh anniversary…

Hold Tight

Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV) Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. We have a black Labrador retriever. Her name is Scout. She was a cute fluffy puppy when she came home. However, like the story of Clifford the Big Red Dog, she is the epitome of…

Fully Endorsed

Ephesians 1:3-5 (AMP) Blessed and worthy of praise be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms in Christ, just as [in His love] He chose us in Christ [actually selected us for Himself as His own] before the foundation of the world, so…