Perseverance during Life’s Trials

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. ‭‭James‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬ We have all endured temptations and preserved through life’s  trials, but some seem especially difficult.  Saying goodbye to a family member…Read more »

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Forgiveness Thursday — Shine, Shine, Shine!

“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because GOD, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” ‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Thursday!  It’s been a very busy week, but I am so pleased with all the…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Laughter is Good Medicine

Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” ‭‭PSALM‬ ‭126:2‬ ‭AMP‬‬ Happy Friday!  One way we can spread God’s love is through laughter.  A friend shared her morning devotion which said surround yourself with laughter.  What…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Let God Take Over

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Happy Tuesday!  It’s raining here and we are so excited!  Isn’t it great God knows what we need and when we need it. Have you ever had one of those days where you felt invisible to someone?  I’m sure you…Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Forgiveness Thursday – Enjoy a Slice of Humble Pie

Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose. ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:21‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Happy Thursday!  I pray your day is going well.  Lately, Humble pie has been the main course for me.  Forget the slices, I ate the pies in their entirety. Today, has been one of those days. Last night I was talking…Read more »

Try Something New Tuesday – Growing in Christ

 Concerning this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull and sluggish in [your spiritual] hearing and disinclined to listen. For though by this time you ought to be teachers [because of the time you have had to learn these truths], you actually need someone to teach…Read more »

Spread the Love Friday – Dominic Turns One!

Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! ‭‭PHILIPPIANS‬ ‭4:4‬ Happy Friday!  It’s a great day to spread God’s love.  Today is Dominic’s birthday!  He’s been with us eight months now, and has become a big part of our lives and family.  We are thankful for Dominic.  Enjoy…Read more »