Trust In Him

Trust In Him Sometimes as a parent, and especially a mother,  it’s a challenge to separate your emotional love and care for your children from worrying for your children. Anyone who has ever had a mother or has ever been a mother, is familiar with this sort of worrywart nature. It’s almost as if you’re taught unless you worry, you’re not a…

You Can’t Have God Without The Local Church

You Can’t Have God Without The Local Church Ephesians 4:8Therefore He says:“ When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, And gave gifts to men.” The first thing Christ did when He ascended to Heaven after He defeated the grave was give gifts to mankind. These gifts were specific, tailored to the most fundamental human needs. He goes on to tell us what…

Planted For Growth

  Planted For Growth Look at what the Word says in Psalms 92:13-15,“Those who are planted in the house of the LordShall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; They shall be fresh and flourishing, To declare that the Lord is upright…” What does it mean to be planted? To plant is simply to put…

Casting Cares

Casting Cares As a mother and a wife and a pastor and all the other hats that an individual wears, there’s a real battle not to be distracted and worried by all the goings on of life. It’s almost engrained in us in society that we take caring for someone to be synonymous with worrying about someone. I love what Matthew 6:27…

Faith Fix: The Benefit of Spiritual Thinking

Faith Fix: The Benefit of Spiritual Thinking Romans 8:5 (NKJV) For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. With God there are no questions, only answers. Whatever questions we have only surface as a result of living in a world…

Disconnect Distraction

Disconnect Distraction  Colossians 3:1-2, “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Have you made Jesus the Lord of your life? Have you believed on Him for salvation and for your entrance into Heaven someday?…

Playing the Part

Playing the Part Matthew 22:14  “For many are called, but few are chosen.” … But some are chosen. So often we focus on how God has used other people. We talk about Moses and David and Jesus and Paul, and of course, that’s right and good. However, sometimes we forget a really important piece of the puzzle. God always intended to use…

Already Healed

Already Healed Recently, I noticed many people around me dealing with cold and flu symptoms. If you’re like me, when you see the runny nose,  the sneezing and coughing, and the misery of the people dealing with those symptoms, your first thought is “oh no, I don’t want to catch it!” See, that’s a thought that’s fear based. We all fall into…

A Cow At A New Gate

 A Cow At A New Gate Rules. People sure don’t like rules. I understand it, too. I mean, isn’t that why we grow up? So we dont have to follow rules anymore, right?  Of course, I’m joking. We know as we mature that rules are necessary to sustain life and keep us safe. The truth is, there is still a part of…

Put the Right Stuff In

Put the Right Stuff In When you squeeze a sponge you’ll see very quickly what it’s been absorbing. If it’s been used to soak up something dirty, oh it’ll be something dirty coming out when it’s squeezed. If you just put a clean sponge into clean water, it’ll just be clean water coming out when it’s squeezed. It’s the same with a…