It’s All In Perception: What’s Your Emphasis?

It’s All In Perception: What’s Your Emphasis? We were blessed with the opportunity to get away for a few days to a place I’d never been. Our daughter likewise had never been to this place so there were all kinds of things she was seeing that sparked excitement in her. When we passed a restaurant named “Del Taco”, my daughter yelled in…

A Prodigal Returned

A Prodigal Returned Luke 15:20  And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. Recently, in a place I frequent, I was blessed to witness a beautiful moment. A man, who had been without his son for…

The Prosperity of the Just

Psalms 73:2-3  But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; My steps had nearly slipped. For I was envious of the boastful, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked. Psalms 73:16-17  When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me—Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end. Walking with God does not always seem the easiest…

Avoiding Responsibility

Avoiding Responsibility We live in a society where many people refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. It’s so commonplace to blame others for things you have caused yourself. We see it in children first, but then in people of all ages because they never learned how not to think like a child. Look at Proverbs 22:15, “Foolishness is bound up in…

His Words Or Mine

His Words Or Mine 1 Peter 4:11 (NKJV) If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies… Public speaking is an interesting thing and one that I never cared to partake of. In fact, even the thought of speaking publicly would make me physically ill. It’s…

Faith Fix: Traditionally Bound

Traditionally Bound Mark 7:9 (NKJV) He said to them, “All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition.” Tradition isn’t a bad thing. I quite enjoy tradition actually. I love Christmas and our Christmas traditions that have become a yearly staple. Yes, traditions can be very nice, however when they become bondage that’s where their benefits…

What’s Your Reason?

What’s Your Reason? It seems so often that people go about life just sort of spinning wheels, not really going anywhere, but wearing themselves out. It’s almost this purposeless existence and sadly, it’s a human epidemic even found in the church, in Christians. God created us with a purpose! We were made to do good things. Look at Ephesians 2:10, “For we…

God’s Point Of You

God’s Point Of You 1 Samuel 16:7 (NKJV) But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Maybe the worst thing a Christian can ever say…

And The Two Become One

And The Two Become One For those of you living in Western NY you’ll know we had quite the bout of winter weather to start this week. I found myself awakened by the extreme winds in the wee hours, talking to my husband around 4 a.m. which got me thinking about this husband/wife relationship we have. It’s funny how I can wake…

There’s A Plan For Your Life

There’s A Plan For Your Life Ephesians 2:10 AMP For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship),recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us…