Things happen in our lives that can weight us down, from the death of a family member or friend, dealing with a special needs child, finances, to what is going on in the world around us. So how do we deal with a heavy heart when it is weighed down? Let's look a Psalm 119 … Continue reading How To Lighten Your Heart
Have you ever cried out to God, wondering if He sees what all is going on with you? There are times that we feel in over our heads with what is going on whether it is personal trials or what is happening in the world around us. Sometimes it seems like evil always wins and God … Continue reading Hey God, Do You See Me?
Pulling a band-aid off is never fun, especially if it is stuck to the wound. When I had my accident years ago the nurses would change my bandages on my left leg twice a day. There was an abrasion on my left knee that no matter what they did to it, the bandage would always … Continue reading Ripping Off the Band-Aid of Bitterness
Legos have their own self-defense when you step on them barefooted but their defensive feature doesn't work well when one is wearing shoes. Perhaps you feel like the Lego knight right now with the weight of everything that is going on in your life coming down on you. Knowing no matter what you do to protect … Continue reading Saves The Crushed Spirit
In the world today there is so much stress and unhappiness. Just turn on the news for a few minutes and try to find something that is good in what you hear. The police shows of today can be a major stress creator too. It is obvious this is nothing new under the Sun. King Solomon … Continue reading The Keys To A Happy Life
Proverbs 3 is full of encouragement and refreshment for your spirit. I made a sandwich with two selections from the beginning of Proverbs 3 as the bread and a meaty selection in the middle. Let's dig in. The first slice is verses 5 and 6. We all know these verses they are seen on posters, … Continue reading A Proverbs 3 Sandwich
(Photo by Aziz Acharki - Unsplash) I love doing theater. Not going to a play but being in one. Having a chance to be someone that challenges me to step outside of being me. One of Shakespeare's quotes is "All the world's a stage." Stop and think about that for a second. Now let's finish … Continue reading Five Minute Friday – Play
When you are going through a trial the type of point of view (POV) is very important.
Each of us, like clay jars, are God's unique masterpiece to shine His light in a dark world. Together we can bring light, life, hope, peace, and salvation to a dark and dying world.
(Photo by Micha H. - Unsplash) Last week we saw that we were given the ministry. Even if you are not a pastor you have been given this ministry and at times you are the only Christian that people see. Living in the world is hard and we can face trials in many different ways. Love … Continue reading Reading Plan for Streams of Affliction