Reformation Day occurs every October 31, in stark competition with Halloween (a.k.a. All Hallows Eve). But what is it all about and why should we care? We love to make things fun, so enjoy this short video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tox2TflUH90
Life can be a beautiful thing, especially when daydreaming about taking a vacation or looking at all those gorgeous nature and travel photos on Instagram! But I’ll bet that sometimes, maybe even more often than not, you look around your world and see a messy room (or entire house), a yard that needs serious maintenance, … Continue reading Make the Move Toward a Better State of Mind
It is interesting to note that we, as believers, are called God’s holy, royal, priesthood. Yet, are we all living according to our calling? You may have heard it said that we are “in the world but not of it.” Did you ever wonder what that means? Forgive me if this is redundant for you, … Continue reading Show the World Whose You Are!
Do you ever feel like this? Do you feel like your life is spinning out of control or, at best, like you are trapped in an endless cycle with no means to escape? Is your world swirling around you with deadlines, unfinished projects, over-scheduling, lack of established routines (“winging it”), and threatening to eat you … Continue reading Is Your Life an Endless Spin Cycle?
The story of Joshua in the Bible is a great reminder that God expects 100% of us and from us, not just a part. In this part of the Bible, the Israelites promised to follow God only and to give up on their idolatry; however, Joshua told them that they were not up to the … Continue reading Serving the Lord with All My Being
I really like this picture of a glass of red water being overwhelmed by blue water on all sides, surrounded and buffeted by it; yet inside, the red liquid is still contained and relatively still. When I think about what Jesus is saying in the quote from John 4:14, that the water that He … Continue reading Never Thirst with Living Water
God has a way of humbling me when I least expect it. As I stirred my Hollandaise sauce this morning, I began thinking, "I could teach people how to make this sauce; it's so easy it's practically foolproof." That very instant, the sauce separated and "broke," and no attempt to fix it worked. Even what usually works didn't … Continue reading Pride Comes Before the Fall, or in This Case, Broken Sauce
I love this particular verse. There are 365 times in the Bible when we are instructed not to fear, and worry (or being anxious) is a form of fear, isn't it? Fear and worry are not from God, which is why there is this reminder not to worry, one for each day of the year. … Continue reading Do Not Worry!
I just finished reading "Hero's Ransom," written by Diane and David Munson-- wow! What an incredible, action-packed story! The best part for me was how the book was written to show how God works in people's lives, and we have only to take notice to see the powerful and often complex ways that He works … Continue reading Hero’s Ransom Book Review
Friends, I want you to feel comforted. I want you to realize who you are in Christ. I want you to know without a doubt that you are beloved by God, no matter who you are or where you are from or what you have done. God loves you. In fact, He CHOSE you! … Continue reading Predestined for Him