Pleasant Places

Psalm 16:5-6 (ESV) The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. As my nest begins to empty, there are two teenage girls in our home. They are sweet girls who love the Lord. Diligently trying to serve Him, the hard…

Soul Wellness

Psalm 131 (NKJV) Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the…

When Mountains Move

Matthew 21:21-22 (NKJV) So Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever…

Weight of the Anchor

Hebrews 6:17-20 (NIV) Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us…

Run for Shelter – A Devotion

Proverbs 18:10 (NLT) The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.   The perfect storm can create havoc in a person’s life. This is certainly the case for those who encounter the monster tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa, Alabama last April killing 180 people. A young…

How to Build a Fence – A Devotion

  Psalm 62:1-3 (NKJV) Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved. How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain, all of you, like a leaning wall and a tottering fence….