Christmas Presence

For Ashley, a post from Christmas past…   “Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me,” Psalm 51:11 NKJV Many people who celebrate Christmas and even some who don’t find themselves rushing around with too much to do and too little time to do it thisContinue reading “Christmas Presence”

Fruitful?

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 NIV I finally grasped the difference between busy and fruitful at some point in the last few years. I once ran myself ragged trying to do far too much and none of it toContinue reading “Fruitful?”

Time…

Timing is everything. Or, at the very least it is mighty important. Time is quoted in the Bible hundreds of times. The NIV cites “time” eight hundred and eighty-eight times! I have a strange relationship with time. There have been times in my life I was quite short on time. As a result, I don’tContinue reading “Time…”

Dark Places…

Easter weekend found me giving more than a bit of thought to “Silent Saturday.” Other than egg hunts as a kid, little attention was given to the Saturday before Easter. Yet, these many years later, I suspect there are more “Silent Saturdays” in our lives than repentant Fridays or Sunday resurrections. Perhaps, when things lookContinue reading “Dark Places…”

Spring Forward!

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,” Philippians 3:13 NKJV Some things are intended to move with us. Memories. Love. Lessons learned. Others are meant to be forgotten and buried such as regret,Continue reading “Spring Forward!”

Still Searching for a Real Love, Baby?

As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy mayContinue reading “Still Searching for a Real Love, Baby?”

Sow Good Seed…We Are What We Speak!

We reap what we sow. This principle is demonstrated many times throughout the Bible. Yet, one of the simplest ways for us to sow good seed for our lives is something many of us struggle with. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have beenContinue reading “Sow Good Seed…We Are What We Speak!”

The Holly…

As a kid, one of my favorite Christmas carols was The Holly and the Ivy. I’m sure I had no idea how both related to Christmas back then. When I finally recognized and understood the words I was curious why this carol called the holly and the ivy. There is very little mention of theContinue reading “The Holly…”

Joy to The World!

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people,” Luke 2:10 KJV  These words were spoken on the very first Christmas. The message the angel brought was a joyful one. This verse precludes, “For unto you is born this dayContinue reading “Joy to The World!”

Restoration!

  A few weeks ago, in my mother’s house, I found a Christmas ornament from 1996 that was lost in her office.  Unlike the others, this one was never wrapped up and put away each year to annually find its way on the Christmas tree. Two decades of neglect left it looking more like aContinue reading “Restoration!”