And without faith, it is impossible to please God Hebrews 11:6 “Take me back, mommy. Take me back!” My son pointed to the pool stairs on which he was sitting before I took him into deeper waters. Despite my secure embrace and the life jacket fastened across his chest, he was frightened to leave
Old habits are hard to break. They’re like a well worn path we’ve taken a million times. It’s familiar. Predictable. And despite the fact that it may not be the most direct route, it’s the way we choose to go. My well worn path was lined with negative self-talk. I’m a failure. I’m unlovable. I’m
“Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” Job 1:8 It was back. The sound of wind blowing in my ear. No, I wasn’t driving in the car, windows down. I wasn’t at the beach.
For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV) The county fair is coming soon and I don’t know about you, but we go every year. The week before we go, we research all the food options and talk about the craziest item on the menu we want to try – deep
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 I gingerly stepped across the dark room, trying to avoid damp spots in the carpet It was nearly impossible to do, as small patches of vomit seemed to traverse the path I needed to take from the door to my son’s bed.
St. Patrick’s Day is just over two weeks away and many look forward to the celebration with wearing green and eating corned beef and cabbage, perhaps beginning the day with a 5K Charity Run. In honor of Saint Patrick and his impact on Christianity in Ireland, March 17th (Patrick’s Birthday) was made an official Christian Feast
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42 She gazed into her hot coffee, cupping the mug with her hands. “I’m just not feelin’ it”, she said. I could sense my friend’s discouragement. Years of struggling in marriage and motherhood left her disenchanted
via Daily Prompt: Compass One of my favorite movie series is Pirates of the Caribbean. Throughout the movies, Jack Sparrow consults his compass for direction. With the needle in constant motion, it’s difficult to believe it is conventionally useful. Instead, the compass mythically directs him to what he desires most. Because his desires change on
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 The New Year is upon us and resolutions are the talk of social
But when you ask, you must believe and do not doubt James 1:5 My church performs an altar call at the end of every service, providing the opportunity for those who may not believe in God to make a personal commitment. It is amazing to see so many lives transformed on a weekly basis. However,