Have Fun and Enjoy the Journey

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Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.   Proverbs 3:5-6 Imagination is a faculty of the mind that can be cultivated, developed, extended, and broadened by use. The world has become

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Warrior Simplicity

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Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful. For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to

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Twelve Days of Christmas

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The 12 Days of Christmas are not the 12 days before Christmas, as many people think. For most of the Western Church, the 12 days are from December 25 to January 6 (Epiphany, or the day observed as the day the Three Wise Men brought gifts to the infant Jesus). However, some cultures observe

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Mary Said Yes!

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We have all heard the Christmas story in Luke where the angels come to Mary to tell her she is going to have a son. Not just any son, but THE Son of God. If you remember, Mary questions the angels on how this could happen, since she’s a virgin; and the angels basically tell her, […]

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The Real Story

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As I prepare for Christmas, one thing that I love doing is going back to Sara’s blog and remember what she wrote…remember her perspective. God’s perspective. I do believe that Sara opened her mind and heart to God so He could teach us through her. I love this post, Sara wrote on “The Real

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got goals?

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Do YOU Have BIG, BIG Goals, Dreams, and Aspirations? Proverbs 16:3 – Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. When the mind is ready to conceive and believe, he/she is able to achieve. The starting point for all achievement is desire. Focus on whatever you choose

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Finding My Bearings

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The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit . . . Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. —Romans 14:17, 19 One day I could hear that inner voice shouting orders at me: […]

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Choose Kindness!

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The world doesn’t feel very kind these days. As we read social media posts, we see so much anger and dissension rising up. The sad thing is, we say things online that we would never say to a person’s face. We argue about everything under the sun, and it feels at times that people have […]

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A Family Stitched Together

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4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always […]

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Thanksgiving with Psalms 97

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1The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. 2Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne. 3A fire goeth before him, and burneth up his enemies round about. 4His lightnings enlightened the world:

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Resting on the Sabbath

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So the week has been overwhelming? You want a sanitized house. Your family deserves nutritious meals. Your job is demanding (whether you are an office slave or a household servant!). You would like to take an art course, write a poem, create a garden, maybe take a trip. . . . “I can’t do it

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Hope for the Hurting

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“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For […]

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Holiday Stress

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For many people, ‘Tis the Season means ‘Tis the Season to be STRESSED! It can be very stressful to navigate all of the family responsibilities along with the extra responsibilities that come along with Thanksgiving and Christmas. During the Holidays, most people will find that there are

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Be Thankful

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FOCUS: Words to Prepare Your Mind “A sense of gratitude will help open our eyes to the things God has done in the past and the things He will do in the future.” – Emilie Barnes, Hugs: Daily Inspirations for Women “Always [give] thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord

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Simplicity

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The key to having focus is having clarity. Where there is clarity, there is no choice. Where there is clarity, there is simplicity. Where there is simplicity, there is power. The other major reason we flock to complexity is a challenge of a very different nature. This requires a completely

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When Marriage gets tough remember you aren’t alone!

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The new movie Indivisible is indeed one of the best movies on marriage I have ever seen. Depicting the marriage of a military Chaplain and those he serves, this movie speaks hope and belief into all of our marriages. And we all need to be reminded that in the journey of marriage others have

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Revival Starts with Prayer and the Word

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Revival. It’s such a big, powerful word. It represents restoration, strength, and awakening. When our faith is revived, it becomes deeper than ever. Revival is the sovereign work of Almighty God. In Isaiah 64, God’s people had been carried into captivity, His work was in disrepair, and His

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