Refreshing Rest

“I will refresh those who are weary and will satisfy with food everyone who is weak from hunger.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31‬:‭25‬ ‭ I am weary. This week has been long. I have slept, I am just physically and emotionally exhausted. My schedule has been full and I know this time of the year takes its toll... Continue Reading →

Correction and Growth

“Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭29‬ ‭ I think sometimes we use scriptures like this to justify not correcting a brother or sister in Christ. We equate... Continue Reading →

Enduring temptation

“No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted above what you are able, but will with the temptation also make the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭‬‬ Enduring temptation, I realize most... Continue Reading →

Insignificant Moments of Obedience

“But be doers of the word, and not only hearers, deluding your own selves.” James‬ ‭1:22‬ ‭‬‬ This seems to be the scriptural theme for my day. Knowing what to do, but not doing it. The addict that can teach the class on what to do, but can’t apply it outside of treatment. The child... Continue Reading →

The next step

“The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬ ‭‬‬ I keep thinking the hike will be easier. Today felt brutal., even though it is the same path I’ve been taking. Maybe it was the cool air as the sun was already beginning to set. My only goal is... Continue Reading →

In the Way You Should Go

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.” Psalms‬ ‭32:8‬ ‭‬‬ From an early age, I was instructed and taught the Word of God. I knew right from wrong, and for a long time, I chose right. I wanted my... Continue Reading →


“If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.” Hebrews‬ ‭12:8‬ ‭‬‬ My daughter was sharing with me about a trip she went on recently with several other mothers and their children. She talked about the struggle as each of the ladies parented differently. It... Continue Reading →

Prepared by the Word

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭‬‬ Scripture teaches, convicts, restores to right state with God, and instructs us to increase virtue and righteousness. These tasks... Continue Reading →

Put On

Today in church, Pastor Ness talked briefly about things that we need to put on. He mentioned righteousness, the armor of God, the new creation, and light. Maybe it stood out to me as I recently studied out the Armor of God. Maybe it was that putting something on takes an intentional effort, and I... Continue Reading →

The Leaven of Compromise

“Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough?” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭5:6‬ ‭ My mom used to make homemade rolls and bread. I feel like I have a lot of memories of those but maybe it was just holidays. When I learned how To make... Continue Reading →

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