What Faith Can Do

“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭ Faith leads to justification, peace, grace and hope.... Continue Reading →

Keep it in Practice

“What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭9‬ ‭ I have been blessed over the years to sit under some really great pastors. I’ve learned from them. I receive from them. I’ve heard the messages, and for some... Continue Reading →

Knowing and Sharing

“that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death,”. Philippians‬ ‭3‬:‭10‬ ‭ To be honest, I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection; the idea of sharing in his suffering and death that’s not as appealing.like most, I want... Continue Reading →

Destruction

“For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” James‬ ‭3‬:‭16‬-‭17‬ ‭ Disorder, most people don’t like to be in a place of disorder. Even those... Continue Reading →

Pretend

As the kids put away their costumes, and the stores bring out their Christmas decoration and the political ads are replaced with holiday advertising, I often question “What happened to Thanksgiving?” Yet this year, I started with another question “Who am I pretending to be?” Our women’s pastor shared a lesson on Monday, which happened... Continue Reading →

Count It All Joy

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬-‭4‬ It’s funny, maybe a little ironic, that as I read this verse,... Continue Reading →

Like a moth drawn to a flame

My spouse and I were sitting outside at the fire pit enjoying the cool of the night. A small moth came out of nowhere and flew directly into the fire. I’ve heard the saying before “like a mouth drawn to a flame,” but I’ve never actually seen it happen. The moth did not hesitate. It... Continue Reading →

Can you picture Him?

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬ ‭ Can you picture the Lord rejoicing over you with exuberant joy? Or quieting your heart with His... Continue Reading →

Test the spirits

“Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does... Continue Reading →

We are Responsible

“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” James‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭ Sin comes in many forms. There have been times in my life where I have felt condemned by a "man made rule." It was something that God convicted someone else of not something that... Continue Reading →

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