Throwback Thursday: A Place for You (2017)

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will comeContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: A Place for You (2017)”

RADIATING HOPE

The only visible star’s brightness was hard to miss. It peered through the cloudy night, competing with the illumination of the moon, briefly seen behind an overpowering cloud. Seeing this shining star against the dark sky reminded me of John 1:5: The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ForContinue reading “RADIATING HOPE”

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Perspective (2016)

            Perspective can be defined as “the faculty of seeing all the relevant data in a meaningful relationship.”  As Christians, we don’t have to look at our symbolic chains or circumstances.  Paul was a great example about perspective. Shackled and in chains, Paul doesn’t wallow in sorrow for his circumstances.  He sees what is happeningContinue reading “THROWBACK THURSDAY: Perspective (2016)”

Epiphany: The Perfect Light

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 These three kings followed the star that shined with royal brightness, guiding them to the Perfect Light: Baby Jesus. They were guidedContinue reading “Epiphany: The Perfect Light”

A Lesson in Friendship from the Book of Job

One of my goals for this year is to grow in my relationships.  This morning as I studied my next section of the Book of Job, I read this: 11 Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite,Continue reading “A Lesson in Friendship from the Book of Job”

TAKE COMFORT

When we surrender our lives to Jesus, we are not guaranteed a life without heartache, pain, or suffering.  In fact, the Bible states that in this world we will have trouble.  We may suffer. We may be persecuted. We will have trials.  Jesus was born into persecution. He suffered and lived through trials and temptations.Continue reading “TAKE COMFORT”

The Gift of Knowing You: Friendship

The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 1:3:Whenever you cross my mind, I thank my God for you and for the gift of knowing you. (The Voice) My sophomore year of high school we moved to Virginia. I knew that in order to make friends and enjoy my high school days, I needed to overcome myContinue reading “The Gift of Knowing You: Friendship”

A Lesson in Perseverance

Is it wisdom that allows you to realize you are in the middle of learning and growing in a certain area?  If so, God has granted me this gift. And, yes, I would call learning about perseverance being a gift.  Although I didn’t realize this right away, it certainly became clear as I sat inContinue reading “A Lesson in Perseverance”