When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19 Some days, the uncertainty of life is daunting. And sometimes, the certainty of life is just as bad – inevitable break-ups, illnesses, conflict and stress. We may see what’s coming and the anticipation is more than we can bear. Anxiety is a
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.1 Peter 3:3-4 What is your favorite physical attribute?
For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 In the dim light of early morning I reached into the cabinet for a coffee mug. My morning routine – coffee with Jesus. Only today I was out of coffee, so hot chocolate would have to do. The word Faith was written on the
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer. 1 Peter 3:12a As my kids have gotten older, I’ve let them venture out on their own while at a local playground. Although I no longer need to be right next to them, following their every move,
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23 Living a life of faith is difficult sometimes. I go through periods when I feel like I’m all alone, swimming against a current of resistance. I’m trying to follow God’s direction while most others around me are living
They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” Mark 4:41 A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of being a guest blogger for the Godly Chic Diaries. The article, also featuring the story of Jesus and the disciples in the boat found in Mark
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 We’ve all been there – the dreaded middle airplane seat. Wedged between
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 I turned 40 last week. Many people have differing opinions about age, but for me, the days leading up to my birthday were hard. Physical ailments drew my attention toward my mortality. Stress levels waxed and waned with the behavior of my children.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:2 Trusting God feels like an impossible feat sometimes. I believe God can do anything, but I get stuck at will He. The Bible is full of convincing evidence of God’s ability to perform miracles,
Have you ever considered the difference between waiting and anticipating Wait for a pot of water to boil… or anticipate the delicious pasta it will soon be cooking. Wait for a baby to be born… or anticipate her arrival. Waiting references a need for time to pass; it has little emotional association. Anticipation, on the