The Barren Place

THE BARREN PLACE SHE WAS HOT. SHE WAS TIRED. HER THROAT FELT LIKE IT WAS ON FIRE. HER THIRST WAS SO GREAT BUT AS SHE SWALLOWED THE ONLY COATING WAS THE DUST AND SAND SHE HAD BEEN TREADING ON FOR THE PAST THREE DAYS. SHE COULD FEEL THE TEARS THAT WANTED TO FORM IN HER … Continue reading The Barren Place

A Healthy Brain

"Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think."    Romans 12:2a NLT Kevin and I have been on the Daniel Plan for over 50 days.  I am learning a lot about one of the five essentials, Focus.  A statement from the book rang so true for me, "Whatever I … Continue reading A Healthy Brain

Celebrate Jesus!

As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man pamed Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him. 10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw … Continue reading Celebrate Jesus!

THE HARD KNOCK LIFE FOR US

23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of … Continue reading THE HARD KNOCK LIFE FOR US

We will remember 911

 “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬ http://bible.com/116/psa.91.1.nlt “For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬ http://bible.com/116/psa.91.11.nlt “Yes, I am confirming my covenant with you. Never again will floodwaters kill all living creatures; … Continue reading We will remember 911

HOW DO YOU HANDLE A TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY?

Ever read the children's book "The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day" or maybe you've seen the movie.  You know we can all relate to those days.  It is a hard knock life out there.  You finally come to the conclusion, "this life is just too hard to do without Jesus." Adam and Eve … Continue reading HOW DO YOU HANDLE A TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY?

CREATED FOR FELLOWSHIP

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, “Where are you?” 10 He answered, “I heard you … Continue reading CREATED FOR FELLOWSHIP

Discipline laced with mercy; Mercy laced with discipline

Saying Good-bye is never easy     10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” 11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” 12 The man said, “The woman … Continue reading Discipline laced with mercy; Mercy laced with discipline

STICKS AND STONES CAN BREAK OUR BONES BUT WORDS CAN BREAK OUR HEARTS

We met in the squatters land of the garbage dump of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The area around the dump is called Korah.  The government of Ethiopia has been working to clean out this dump site, but at the time I met her the place I walked through was full of squatters.  The government owned the … Continue reading STICKS AND STONES CAN BREAK OUR BONES BUT WORDS CAN BREAK OUR HEARTS

Hard Pressed But Not defeated

  The day had dawned bright and beautiful.  It was a day filled with hope and promises for this is the day the Lord had made.  His mercy was made new as soon as the sun broke through the darkness.  A glorious day had been planned.  It was filled with excursions and activity.  Each had … Continue reading Hard Pressed But Not defeated