The other day I opened my Facebook page and saw a memory that was posted 7 years ago. It was my second son, Joel, looking over the top rail of his crib with a big smile on his “good morning” face. It made me pause for a moment and ask, “Where did the time go?” Joel still has that same good morning smile, but he hasn’t slept in the crib for more than 5 years. As a matter of fact “the crib” has been retired to the attic waiting for the moment when a “grandchild” might need it years from now. Our household is growing up fast, and 2018 doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The pace can be hectic and the changes and challenges exciting, but through it all, it is so very important to remember to cherish each and every day for the unique moment that it is.Read More
“For this is what the Lord Almighty says: “After He has honored me and has sent me against the nations that have plundered you—for whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye - I will surely raise My hand against them so that their slaves will plunder them. Then you will know that the Lord Almighty has sent Me. Shout and be glad, O Daughter of Zion...” Zechariah 2:8-10Read More
Have you heard the saying; “New Year, New You”? Well, as you begin 2018, I believe that the Lord would say to you that this is going to be a New Year of Blessings, a New Year of Favor, a New Year of Overcoming. YOU were born to be blessed! You were born to be “more than a conqueror.” You were created to have victory in whatever areas of your life that have been holding you back from being the best “You” God created.
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
The presents are opened, the Christmas decorations are put away and the New Year’s resolutions have been made. Let’s now sit back and take in the beauty of our lives as we welcome in the New Year.Read More
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due! When you worry, you are basically telling God that you don’t trust Him to meet your needs. You’re saying that you don’t believe He has your best interest in mind or a perfectly-designed plan for your future. You just don’t trust God because your ideas are far greater. That’s what you’re choosing when you choose fear or worry over faith.Read More
The power of praise is what God has given us in spiritual warfare, to engage the enemy and to silence him. Have you ever been in a worship service and God’s presence was so thick that you could feel Him surrounding you? There is nothing like it! When we open our mouths to worship Jehovah God, the gates of hell cannot prevail against us. There is unlimited power in our praise…and yet we so often forget to utilize this great gift.Read More
Do you want to have a joy explosion at your house?
Invite Jesus Christ into everything you say and do. Let Him come into your heart and your home and take over! We were designed to live in constant communion with the Savior, and it is only when we begin to carve our own path that we become most miserable.Read More
Have you ever noticed how Christmas reminds us that we’re not in control? No matter how much we plan or prepare, no matter how far in advance we go through all of the painstaking details of the pending holiday affairs that will culminate in the perfect Christmas celebration…something will pop up and remind us that we are not in control.Read More
2017 has been an overwhelming year of tremendous blessing. It truly has been a year of the double jubilee.
God continues to bless our efforts exceedingly and abundantly above anything that we can ask, think or imagine!
Sometimes this world tries to rob us of that peace. But think about this for one moment. Christ was born in a manger. He lived, going about His Father’s work, sharing the Gospel and loving the most unlovable amongst us. He died so that we might be redeemed…that we might have eternal life.Read More