Looking at the world today it is hard to find peace anywhere. The news doesn't offer much hope for peace. How do we find peace? In Romans 5:1, we find peace with God through our faith in Jesus. Why do we have peace with God? Jesus tore the wall of the Law down when He … Continue reading What Is Peace?
No matter how hard we try to drama out of our lives it somehow creeps in. From family disputes, the friend that seems unable to live without so type of drama going on, to what is going on in this world, in general, drama seeks to rob us of peace. Drama steals our peace by … Continue reading The Thief of Peace
Confession time, James 1:2, is my least favorite verse. After all, what joy is there in trials? I feel as sad and miserable as the dog's face looks during trials. Let's take a deeper look at this verse. Consider, or count it (as other versions put it) means we are active not sitting wrapped up … Continue reading Joy In Trials
Lemons make us pucker when we eat just them. I remember growing up my brother and I would pick them off the tree in the yard and see who could get one the fastest. He would always win. In life, we get those circumstances that come our way that make us pucker. Not only do … Continue reading What Do You Do With The Lemons Life Gives You?
How awesome it was that night long ago in the field near Bethlehem, with God's glory shining all around as the shepherds received the news of great joy! It was that night God the Father gave the world the greatest gift of love, His Son. How great the joy was in heaven that night as … Continue reading Night Of Joy
You may be feeling like this rock or maybe you know someone that does. Life has dealt you a blow that just left you feeling dumped on or beaten up by the waves. From where you are on the rock, you can't see anything good coming out of what is going on. Stand firm on … Continue reading Encouraged To Love
Yes, I'm going mamma bear on this. There is no better comparison for the love God has for us than a mamma bear and her cubs. Just try to separate a mamma bear from her cubs. That is what it is like for us and God. There is nothing that can separate us from His love … Continue reading The Power Of Love
As we start our study on the Fruit of the Spirit, I want to take a look at it in a different way. So let's take a look at Galatians 5:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. The first … Continue reading God’s Love