This week one of the messages in my Bible app said this: “As much as you recognize God’s presence by peace in Isaiah 9:6, you can recognize Satan’s presence by fear in 1 John 4:18. Satan is a defeated foe sentenced to hell, and he knows it.” The verses mentioned are below. For a child […]Read More How Do You Deal with Fear?
When is the last time you bumped into an old friend from high school? Was it a pleasant surprise? Or not so much? Did you part friends? If not, are you still holding a grudge because they stole your high school sweetheart away or kicked your butt in a wrestling match? Are you the same […]Read More Old Friends, New Lives, and Attitude is Everything!
There’s this thing we do when things that are out of our control become overwhelming. It’s called rage in my world. And it has ruined friendships and other relationships in my life – very recently. That term, “anger management,” even gets under my skin when this emotion takes over in me. I cannot, for the […]Read More Stopping the Rage…
I listen to and read lots of different pastors’ material and Rick Warren is a favorite. Today’s devotion is entitled TURNING BACK TO GOD. The first line is, “You will experience dry seasons in your spiritual life.” My goodness. I had a forty year drought! all relationships have peaks and valleys. It’s like that with […]Read More Those Dry Seasons…
My tongue has been a source of several problems in my life. You? Not because I am malicious, but because I come from a long line of women that want to fix and improve and rescue and control. And thank you God that I am aware of that now. The moral of the story is […]Read More The Tongue
“Every follower of Jesus has a not-so-great ‘before.’” I would love to tell you who wrote that, but the authors of this devotional book that coincides with Season One of @theChosentvseries do not sign off on their contributions. Does it really matter? They all have incredible insight and knowledge and love for the readers and […]Read More My Before
It hit me like a brick in my face. This message I read convicted me like nothing before it. And I realized that my reason for wanting to share with you was not pure, until now. The author of this passage is relating how passionate and bold these men, (and women) of the early church […]Read More The Reason