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 →

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 →

Stand

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having... Continue Reading →

I Haven’t Made It, So I Have to Press Past The Past

“Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:13-14‬ ‭ I remember memorizing the scripture when my... Continue Reading →

Voice

My husband has been learning to play the guitar. He often tells me that most songs are made up of the same three or four chords (G, C, D and E). he tells me every now and then there will be an A chord. It is the timing and strumming pattern that make the change.... Continue Reading →

The Whole Word

“preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭4:2‬ Preach - Strong's G2784 - kēryssō - to be a herald; to officiate as herald; to proclaim after the manner of a herald; specifically used of the public proclamation of the gospel... Continue Reading →

At a distance

“All the people perceived the thunderings, the lightnings, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled, and stayed at a distance. They said to Moses, “Speak with us yourself, and we will listen; but don’t let God speak with us, lest we die.” Moses said to the... 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 →

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