Spend an hour in prayer every morning? Not likely! Whether you're a teacher like me, or a busy mom, things can get hectic once school starts! God showed me something about this that has given me peace and encouragement from Matthew 14. When Jesus heard about the beheading of John the Baptist, he wanted to… Continue reading When Will I Pray??
The best thing about becoming a blogger is the community of friends I have come to know. I know some of my blogger friends (BFs) better than the friends I actually live around! I sincerely love them and care about them. I always thought God's purpose for my blog was to encourage my brothers and… Continue reading God’s Purpose For Your Blog
“God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a doorof HOPE.” – CATHERINE MARSHALL
What exactly is hope? Here’s a biblical definition:
My hope is in the Lord. He alone can bring about healing for me. To trust in His sovereign timing means that I hope in Him, looking upon Him with expectant eyes of faith, as I patiently bear my current circumstances ordered by Him and ultimately fixed through Him.
Hope is contagious. When someone looses hope, it will have a domino effect on others. I’ve seen it. Yet, if a person stays hopeful it brushes off on others and in turn gives birth to more and more HOPE.
Over a year and a half ago, my doctor told me something that will…
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Anxiety is sneaky. It can disguise itself as something else. For me, anxiety was masquerading as indecision, ruffled nerves, anger, sadness, fear, negative thoughts, loneliness - yet a desire to be alone. How can we feel lonely and desire isolation at the same time? I felt like I couldn't put on my happy face and I… Continue reading Beating Anxiety
Hopelessness is the cruelest emotion. I felt hopeless once. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Hopelessness is like being in a dark hole. You don't know how to get out and you don't care. If you have ever experienced hopelessness, and you're still around to tell about it, you understand the inextricable need of all… Continue reading Hope or Hopeless?
Did you know that every star you see in the night sky is bigger and brighter than the Sun? The Sun is a dwarf star, but it's much closer to us than the stars we see at night. In fact, the bright star Deneb, which is prominent in the evening skies of Fall and Winter, is 19… Continue reading That’s Amazing!
When Abraham was 75, God promised to give him a child. Twenty-five years later, when Abe was 100 years old, Isaac was born.
Gee, why the rush, Lord?
Hey, to God 1,000 years is like a day (2 Peter 3:8), so for him 25 years is no more than a longish lunch break: “Oops, gotta go, Gabriel, I promised Abe a baby.”
Foom! Cue baby!
And yet Abraham “never wavered in trusting the promise of God.” (Romans 4:20-22) I completely understand this because I am an Abraham-like model of godly patience.
But I have learned a few things about “waiting on the Lord” (Isaiah 40:31). I’ve learned that if we’re not careful we can miss what really matters while we’re waiting for what we think matters. During the years I strove to make it in the movie biz, facing disappointment after disappointment, my wife and I created…
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