Do NOT Fret

In this world, it is easy to find ourselves caught up in fret and worry. And if you are worrying about something, then you are familiar with the gnawing sensation it causes in both heart and mind. There is no rest. There is no peace. But, worry and fret are contrary to what we are…

The Most Unlikely

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will…

Journals and Battle Boards

This is just a quick, practical teaching for those who would like to learn how to “hear” from God but may not be sure where or how to begin. This isn’t the only way to hear from God, but it’s a good place to start if you are new to growing in intimacy with God….

Technical Difficulties

UPDATE: With some cleaning and updating, my computer seems to be back on track! (A giant THANK YOU!! to my husband for cleaning up my mess of a computer!) I will not be continuing my write 31 days series because it was more than just my computer struggling over the last couple of months. So,…

The Reality Is…

Today, I would just like to encourage anyone who may be struggling with something. Take a few moments to read and meditate on Psalm 27: The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked advance…

CHIPS

It seems, these days, that a lot of us are walking around with a chip on our shoulder. At some time in our lives, we were treated unfairly or we feel we weren’t afforded the same opportunities as someone who (we perceive) is doing better than we are, in life. However, when we are secure…

YOU are Holy

Did you know that you can be holy? for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16 I’m guessing that you probably don’t feel all that holy. I know I certainly don’t. I can probably think of half a dozen ways I was unholy just this morning…and it’s only 9:30am! I…

Waiting…

Today, I would like to talk a little bit about waiting. God has a purpose and a plan for every person He has created. God will place a longing in us – a call – that fills us with hope and drives us forward. Sometimes He gives us a glimpse (a prophecy; a dream; a…

Faith and the Holy Spirit

Last time, I talked about settling God’s TRUTH in our heart so that we can maintain our true identity, even in difficult times. Today, I would like to talk about faith and relying on the Holy Spirit. Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of…

Settle It

When it comes to our identity, and trusting in who we are in Christ, there are a lot of opportunities to get distracted. Opposing messages come from the enemy; the world; even our own mind. This is why it is ESSENTIAL to be in the Word – everyday. We need to know what God’s Word…