Priceless

What would you say is the value of a developed devotional life? Let’s take a  look at 1 Samuel chapters 1 and 2 where we will find a woman named Hannah. She longed to be a mother but was not able to have a child. Problems / Choices / Response Hannah’s problems Barrenness Humiliating treatment…

Ambassadors for Christ

When you became a follower of Jesus, you began a new life in Christ.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.  -2 Corinthians 5:17 You know that Jesus is your Lord and you want to truly know Him. You have…

Steps to Victory

What do you do when trouble knocks on your door? There is no doubt that difficulties will come into your life. What is important is how you choose to respond. Would you like to be prepared in advance? Please read the following chapter from 2 Chronicles for a great plan. 2 Chronicles 20 This chapter contains a…

January Goals

My last blog post was about the preparation process necessary for achieving your goals. If you missed it please be sure to read Goals for 2017   I hope you have been following along on the facebook page Everything posted this month has been to encourage and help you to go for your goals. Remember that the…

Goals for 2017

I have a question for you as we near the end of December. How do you feel as you peer over the ledge into 2017? Are you worried, excited, hopeful? I have been pondering the approach of 2017 for awhile now. I want to welcome the new year and all the possibilities that come with it….

Christmas Joy

Corrie ten Boom shared her thoughts and memories about Christmas in her book Corrie’s Christmas Memories. She loved to share about the birth of Jesus and the visit of the shepherds. When I think of this story it makes me so happy. Do you know why? Because I know that the baby Jesus was born in…

Follow the Shepherds

As I thought and prayed about writing a Christmas devotion, I felt God wanted me to focus on the shepherds. Following the shepherds leads to a joyful challenge. It seems that often the shepherds are overlooked. Maybe because they don’t seem as interesting as the wise men who followed the star. We picture the wise men…

Redeem the Time

I love Standard, or what I call real-time. To me, setting our clocks back one hour each Fall is cause for celebration. Do you know why  we skip ahead an hour each Spring? Daylight Saving Time is to allow longer evening daylight in the summer, by setting clocks one hour ahead of Standard time. Well,…

She Reads Truth Review

Book review for She Reads Truth                          Authors:  Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams I received this book from B&H Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own. Beginning This book is a double memoir of two amazing young…

Heart’s Desire

Welcome to a quick study of Psalm 37:1-4 I am picking up where  last week’s post ended. If you didn’t read that yet,  just click on the link  〉 Psalm 37:4  Now, let’s take a closer look at Psalm 37:1-4 Do not fret because of evildoers, Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.  For they shall…

Psalm 37:4

This morning, I turned off my alarm and reached for my cell phone to quickly check the weather. I was surprised to find the BibleGateway app open showing a scripture verse. I know that when I closed my phone and put it on my nightstand there were no open apps and I haven’t even used…

Fall Reading

I have just finished reading Lynn Austin’s new book “Waves of Mercy”.  I received a free copy of the book from Bethany House Publishers. I’m thrilled to be on the launch team for “Waves of Mercy”. Released on October 4th this book immediately became #1 on Christianbook and Amazon in the category of Christian Historical Fiction. The…