I love it when God does stuff that shows you He is at work. One part of my daily devotions is "Bite of Bread" by Andy Lee on Periscope - @wordsbyandylee. Every morning around 7:20 Central time, I get that whistle from Periscope. It is as if Andy is knocking on the door saying, "Are … Continue reading Living the Self-Controlled Life
I love it when God does stuff that shows you He is at work. One part of my daily devotions is "Bite of Bread" by Andy Lee on Periscope - @wordsbyandylee. Every morning around 7:20 Central time, I get that whistle from Periscope. It is as if Andy is knocking on the door saying, "Are … Continue reading The Hardest Fruit of All
In 1 Peter 3:4 & 5, we see that it is a gentle and quiet spirit that God finds precious and Peter goes on to tell us that we can find examples of this in the holy women of God and how they adorned themselves with this. So let's take a look at some of … Continue reading Painting A Picture Of Gentleness
Those times when you don't see eye to eye with a person. Maybe someone has hurt your feelings where you are unable to think clearly. Driving on the freeway and someone cuts you off. These are the things acting in gentleness is not our first reaction. Yet in Titus 3:2, we are told; to speak … Continue reading Why Is Gentleness So Hard?
Comfort foods. You know those foods that you turn to when life is not going the way you want it to go. The half gallon of rocky road ice cream, chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven, triple chocolate brownies, or German chocolate cake. You can tell my go to comfort food is … Continue reading Anyone Hungry?
No, I'm not going all Star Wars on this. As you read the verses it is easy to see how I could do it. and I'm sure that if I evoked help from my sons they could totally teach this verse using all 7 movies. Let's look at the verse taking out verse 9,"For you … Continue reading Goodness is Light!
We have all seen pictures of buildings that are centuries even thousands of years old and wonder how could they last so long? Maybe, even wish in a moment of weakness that you could be that strong to withstand what trials come your way. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith … Continue reading Building With Kindness
We hear a lot lately about random acts of kindness. People paying for the person behind them in the drive-thru. Raising money to help others. Why does it seem like it is something we have to be reminded to do? Why does it seem to be unnatural for us? In Colossians 3:12-14, we are given … Continue reading Acts of Kindness
With what is going on in this world, wars, terrorist attacks, politics, and more, the cries of "Lord come quickly!" are heard all over. We want out of what seems to be a downward spiral in society. Yet, He tarries. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward … Continue reading The Patience of Christ
I'm sure you all know what the "P" word is. You know that one thing you never want to ask God for because you are afraid of the trial to come in learning it. The one thing that wears short when you have toddlers or teens. Patience. In the Greek, the word for patience is Makrothumis … Continue reading The Dreaded “P” Word