Finding the Balance: Listening and Speaking

Listen and hear my voice; Listen carefully and hear my words. ‭‭ISAIAH‬ ‭28:23‬ Someone once told me that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason.  Yet, listening is something that is difficult to do.  Is it because we are so selfishly caught up in ourselves or maybe it’s because we want…Read more »

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Cinco De Mayo and Death

For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; not as a result of…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – The Holy Spirit

The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭13:14‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Monday!  I hope your day is going wonderful and you are enjoying life. When you are studying the Bible, do you ever have an “aha”…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Listen

Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.    Matthew 10:32 Good morning from beautiful New Orleans!  It is amazing how fast a few days go by when I’m on vacation.  Maybe it’s because I’m super busy or maybe because I’m having a wonderful time.  Last night I took…Read more »

Praise the Lord Sunday – Have Faith

We’re not in charge of how you live out the faith, looking over your shoulders, suspiciously critical. We’re partners, working alongside you, joyfully expectant. I know that you stand by your own faith, not by ours. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1:24‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Good morning from New Orleans.  This is the beginning of my second full day in…Read more »

Forgiveness Thursday – Forgiveness Leads to Happiness

Love keeps no records of wrongs.  1 Corinthians 13:5 Good morning.  I pray today finds you well and happy. Last night I came home to a nice surprise.  My husband prepared a delicious ribeye steak dinner, with folded napkins and roses.  Isn’t it great to feel loved!  I’m so thankful that we have been able to…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Make New Christian Friends

The man of too many friends [chosen indiscriminately] will be broken in pieces and come to ruin, But there is a [true, loving] friend who [is reliable and] sticks closer than a brother. ‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭18:24‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  A couple of months ago a nice lady that I’ve known for many years invited me to…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – All Things Come from the Lord

First pride, then the crash— the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:18‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Good Morning!  Tell me something good!  I had a wonderful quiet weekend at home studying.  I’m slowly catching up on some school work and planning an upcoming trip to New Orleans.  It’s a business trip, but still exciting.  I…Read more »

Use Your Gifts to Change the World Wednesday – Conforming and Modeling

So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into…Read more »

Tell Me Something Good Monday – Welcome All!

Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men ‭‭COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭ Good Morning.  It’s Holy Week, which for me is a thoughtful and penitent time.  It’s not so much about the Easter Bunny,…Read more »