Break Out

I love quotes. Each month I put one up on my whiteboard at the office that is inspirational for the month. Looking for a quote suitable for April, I came across this one and just really appreciated it. “The Easter eggs symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we’ve surrounded ourselves... Continue Reading →


“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;”. ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1‬:‭6‬ ‭ God has a good work that He wants to complete in each of us. From my experience He gives us the option (aka free will) of cooperating... Continue Reading →

Defender and Protector

“Whoever goes to the Lord for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty, can say to him, “You are my defender and protector. You are my God; in you I trust.””‭‭Psalm‬ ‭91‬:‭1‬-‭2‬ ‭ It is a natural response when we feel attacked to want to defend ourselves. We feel like we have to... Continue Reading →

What is Good?

“Do not let evil defeat you; instead, conquer evil with good.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12‬:‭21‬ ‭ There is a quote that has stuck with me many years, it has been credited to many. I heard it on the television show 7th Heaven from the father on the show. He said “All it takes for evil to win... Continue Reading →

As a Deer…

“As a deer longs for a stream of cool water, so I long for you, O God.” Psalm‬ ‭42‬:‭1‬ There is a song that has this same line in it, as a young adult it was one of my favorite songs to sing. There is something beautiful about the use of nature in praising God.... Continue Reading →

Accepted by Him

“Does this sound as if I am trying to win human approval? No indeed! What I want is God's approval! Am I trying to be popular with people? If I were still trying to do so, I would not be a servant of Christ.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬ I recently finished reading Bob Sorge’s Dealing with the... Continue Reading →

Breaking Down Excuses

“For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control.” ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ There are a lot of areas in my life I make excuses for not following through on what I feel like God has called me to do. Every excuse... Continue Reading →


“It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29‬:‭25‬ Lately I have been second guessing everything I consider to be true of myself. I shared yesterday that although I consider myself content, in a recent study I recognized areas of discontentment.... Continue Reading →

Won’t Waste It

“So then, my dear friends, stand firm and steady. Keep busy always in your work for the Lord, since you know that nothing you do in the Lord's service is ever useless.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭58‬ I like to be busy when I work. Too muchdown time and I quickly get bored andrestless, two things that... Continue Reading →

Refining Trials

“My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure.”‭‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬-‭3‬ ‭ This scripture has came up a lot in the past few days in different devotions and readings Ihave been in. When... Continue Reading →

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