As You therefore, have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6 Over the years I have had family and friends who have taken trips to the Holy Land. I always... Continue Reading →
In this verse from John 10:10 the following sentence has been quoted many times. "I have come to that they have life, and have it to the full." There are translations that word this sentence as to having abundant life. I have heard comedians such as Mark Lowry use this sentence in his routines about having... Continue Reading →
When we become a Christian, we have dedicated ourselves to Christ to live by His example in our daily walk. Yet, there times in our daily walk that we are challenged with this commitment and we let self get in the way. How does it feel when we give into the self and stray from that Christian example?
I, personally can tell you how it feels. While out shopping and running errands this week, I was in one particular place of business and every turn trying to accomplish what I had gone in to do was blowing up in my face. By the time I reached the service counter, I was aggravated, had lost all patience and wanted the situation addressed immediately. Self had taken over and walking the talk was nowhere to be found. Well, long story short, I left in a huff without any of what I had gone into…
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” Each morning when we rise, we need to pray for wisdom, guidance and discernment. Just as Daniel stood firm in his faith we must stand firm in ours.”
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possessions, that you declare praises
of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:6
Remember Who You Are
Remember who you are. Growing up in a minister’s home, these words were often to spoken to me as I would go out with friends or when I would be out with my family. Those spoken words meant behave yourself, use your manners and know that people are watching you. In other words, my identity and reputation would be defined by my actions and by the words I would say.
In 1987, I became a mom to a precious little boy named Drew. As I began to raise him and send him out, I soon heard my mom coming out of my mouth as he would leave the house.
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"One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around Him and listening to the Word of God. He saw at the water's edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and... Continue Reading →
This morning I looked in the mirror and wonder who I’ve become;
How can I be loved after all I have done?
The choices I’ve made;
The things I’ve done are making me numb.
Then a voice within tells me that He is not done;
For I am His and He is with me;
I pulled out the Good Book and turn the unworn pages;
I read how God sent His SON;
God sent His only begotten SON;
So I can change the person I’ve become.
The words flowed through my heart how through HIS death
I’m a forgiven one.
These precious words began to sink in;
He tells me to confess my sins;
And, to invite Him in.
Together, we will begin again.
God sent His only begotten Son
So I can change the person I’ve become.
This morning I looked in the mirror;
And, I see the person…
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'For through me your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.' Proverbs 9:11 It is a Thursday afternoon as I sit down to write this tribute to my son, Drew. In social media it is better known as Throwback Thursday. The day where people share pictures and stories of the past... Continue Reading →
June 19, 1989 Michael Bolton released the hit song, Soul Provider. This song is about a guy who wants to provide all of his love's needs. He says he will wait patiently and will hold their heart in his hand. Although the song, Soul Provider was and is a good song, this is not about Michael Bolton... Continue Reading →
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 Two weeks ago my family and I began a new chapter in our lives. This chapter opened up not only as a New Year... Continue Reading →