Anybody Home?

“Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you,” Psalm 84:4 NIV “I long to dwell in  your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings,” Psalm 61:4 NIV   “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?” 1Continue reading “Anybody Home?”

Are You My Brother?

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. 1 John 4:20-21 NKJV  WhenContinue reading “Are You My Brother?”

Survive or Thrive?

Winter is very much underway. Still, I am ever hopeful and looking forward to spring. The transition to my “personal spring” will require me to cut off a few “dead things,” and work a bit harder.  The promise of renewal encourages me to look forward to good things in my future. Do I know whatContinue reading “Survive or Thrive?”

What Are You Searching For?

Seek good and not evil, That you may live; So the Lord God of hosts will be with you, As you have spoken. Hate evil, love good; Establish justice in the gate. It may be that the Lord God of hosts Will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph. Amos 5:14 NKJV “Seek good, notContinue reading “What Are You Searching For?”

New Year, New You?

With only a few days into the New Year many “resolutions” have been made. And broken. The stamina required for significant change looms far too large for many. Athletes conquer their challenges with the help of a coach. Students achieve academic goals with help from parents and teachers. But what about the rest of us?Continue reading “New Year, New You?”

One Last Look…

We tend to begin the New Year with resolutions, proclamations, and prayers. My usual pray more, eat less, blah, blah, blah, makes me mindful of what is possible in 2015. I’m all for looking forward to new and better, yet I do think it’s wise to reflect on the things in last year I amContinue reading “One Last Look…”

Burning Bush!

And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush [was] not consumed.  Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does notContinue reading “Burning Bush!”

Need Hope?

Click here  Devotions by Chris  to receive today’s dose of encouragement. Devotions by Chris is one of the very first blogs I read and followed when I began my blog last year. Chris is on vacation this week so he asked a few us us to help him out. Chris has an awesome testimony and aContinue reading “Need Hope?”

Turning Points!

We all have times in our lives when we can look back and reflect on events or places where our lives took a specific turn in a singular direction. For some people this turning point is a positive, maybe a birth, a marriage or a graduation. Or perhaps it is directly related to a personContinue reading “Turning Points!”

Leap of Faith!

It is impossible to increase our faith without first exercising what we have. God gives us guidance but it is up to each of us to pick up our feet and take those next steps.  We may not always know where we are going; yet if we trust God to lead us, that is more thanContinue reading “Leap of Faith!”