Pure Joy

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds… James 1:2 Say what, now? Pure joy? Trials of many kinds?! I used to hope this was a typo. I have to admit, I used to struggle with reading that I was supposed to consider it a joy to face…

Shut the Door

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6 (emphasis mine) Today, I was spending some time going over notes I took from The Prayer Room (John Paul Jackson), as…

Love Well

Do you love well? I know that oftentimes I fall short when it comes to loving others – and sometimes, myself – well. To love is not only a command, but it is the greatest commandment. (process point: Don’t skim over scripture because you have read it a thousand times. Read it slowly, actually meditating on…

My Hero

After the day I had, yesterday, I really feel the need to give my husband some well-deserved props.  I’ve been struggling with a lot of health issues for a really long time. It’s gotten pretty bad over the last few months. I won’t harp on the details, but it has been daily pain and darkness and…

Be Content

Sometimes it’s hard to wait on God. We long to have more or be somewhere else in our journey. But we must remember that God has a plan for our lives and that there is purpose in our waiting. Even as we watch others live out their dreams, we must learn to rejoice with them…and…

Be Relentless!

For forty days the Philistine came forward every morning and evening and took his stand… David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands,…

When I Am Weak…

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to relieve me of this. But he answered me, “My grace is always more than enough for you, and my power finds its full expression through your weakness.” So I will celebrate my weaknesses, for when I’m weak I sense more deeply the mighty power of Christ living in me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9…

Appointed Times and Boundaries

“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything. Rather, He Himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man He…

Applying the Blood of Jesus Christ

“For this is the blood that seals the new covenant. It will be poured out for many for the complete forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28 TPT Today we, as Christians, remember the perfect sacrifice of Jesus – and through His blood, the complete forgiveness of our sins. In the Church, we talk about “pleading the…

Walking in Tandem

*This is something that I wrote seven years ago. I thought it was completely lost due to my last blog site abruptly shutting down, without warning. Thanks to Facebook Memories, I was able to copy what I shared in 2011…and present it, here. What a precious thing the Lord did, this morning, by bringing this…

HOPE Restored

Hope is a dangerous thing to lose. We can face the hardest of circumstances – persevere through seemingly unending trials – as long as we maintain our hope. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles;…

Thoughts Upon Waking – God’s Beauty

Sometimes, upon waking, I will receive a word from the Lord. I will also, oftentimes, wake up with a song on my heart that I believe He longs for me to lift back up to Him. The word and song I received morning before last touched my heart and encouraged me, tremendously…and continues to do…