Category: Bible

Scripture Challenge Recap: Genesis-2 Kings

I realize that not all of my readers are following the Scripture Challenge that I started last year, but it’s a new year and time to get busy memorizing! Even if you didn’t commit to memorizing a passage from every book of the Bible, why not pick a few of these verses and challenge yourself…

Were it Simply A Matter of Resolve

I admit it.  I’m done with resolutions and “trying to do better”. How many times have we tried to start a new year off full of good intentions and resolutions, only to find ourselves falling short and disappointing no one but ourselves. Keep reading and you’ll find some encouragement, I promise! I am by no…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

How could I resist this week’s photo challenge from WordPress, when it melts my heart every time I see my grandchildren watching out the window, anxiously awaiting the arrival of their Nana and Pappy. In this particular photo, our sweet little (almost 2-year-old) granddaughter was watching her Pappy mow the back yard and with every…

A New Year, A New Day, A New Perspective

Mrs. Turnipseed was in her 80’s when she approached my pastor-husband and exclaimed with great exuberance, “Pastor, I’m so excited!  I’ve found a new ministry!” Can you picture that in your mind?  How many seniors are even looking for new opportunities to serve?  What a testimony to younger generations. On a day that I typically just…

2 KINGS: The God of Angel Armies

When I first read this verse, the thought that came to mind was, “I don’t really have any enemies…” I know they are real–those people that hate you just because you call yourself a Christian.  There are those who absolutely despise those of us who believe that Jesus is the only way of salvation, but I personally…

Getting a Grip (Small things can make a big difference!)

I’m not obsessing or anything, but I am loving what a difference drawer pulls and cabinet knobs can make! It’s such an easy way to update furniture, and now they’re easier than ever to find! It all started for me when my daughter and son-in-law bought a new house and I walked into the gorgeous…

HOPE

“Plunging deeper into faith can mean swimming in some choppy waters. Our fallen world is filled with storms and difficulties. But deepening discipleship involves a deepening of our commitment to the Lord regardless of circumstances or comfort.” “Our focal verse is Job’s affirmation that his decision was not based on circumstances.  He would follow the…