Walking in Faith not Fear – It is for Freedom

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 NIV America is known as the ‘land of the free.’ The Constitution grants freedom to all despite differences in race, economic status, gender, religion, etc. It assumes…

Why are you so afraid?

A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown? He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be…

Countdown to Christmas – A light to the nations

“I have seen your salvation, which you have prepared for all people.  He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!” Jesus’ parents were amazed at what was being said about him. Luke 2: 4-5 NLT But when the right time came, God sent his…

The snare of self-pity

Thanksgiving has taken on a whole new meaning for me as an older parent. When I was younger, I celebrated at my parent’s houses and all I was expected to do was show up. As our children grew in number and stature, we became the hosts. Now, our children are the ones who show up….

To know the Love of God

Walking by the Holy Spirit is not simply experiencing his power in our lives, or gaining direction, it is a daily devotion to the Lord which communicates the love of Jesus Christ. Matthew 5:16 says, Let your light shine in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who…

The Holy Spirit glorifies Jesus Christ

The Holy Spirit communicates the things freely given to us by God. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.  For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received…

Proverbs Day 2 – If you call out for insight..

…then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. (Proverbs 2: 3,5 ESV) When I first embraced Jesus Christ, I was seventeen and had very little knowledge of God – other than the fact he loved me and sent his Son to pay the penalty for my sin. I didn’t know…

To Hear or Not to Hear, That is the Question

When you have a child and they begin to grow, you watch carefully for signs they can see and hear and respond normally and without deficiency. As a parent you watch to see your baby responds to the sound of your voice and expression. Each stage of development is carefully observed and evaluated. When my…

The Jesus Storybook Bible

by Sally Lloyd-Jones No, the Bible isn’t a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a Story. It’s an adventure story about a young Hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his…

I Shall Not Want…

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul… (Psalm 23:1-3a ESV). As I read through Psalm 23 in the Bible I’m encouraged by God’s comforting words, the Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want… I know the word…