Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:13-14, NIV) What does it mean to seek God for one word? Having one word to define your year draws you
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:17, NIV) Do you live a life of thanks? Is gratitude your first response? I can take for granted all the good that my husband does. Because while pausing to give thanks reveals how much there is
Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10a, KJV) Have you heard God never answers prayer the same way? I have. But it’s not true. It’s not scriptural. The feeding of the 4,000 reveals sometimes Jesus does repeat a miracle. For years I didn’t realize there were two separate provision miracles—the feeding of the 5,000 and the feeding of the 4,000. Both times
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11a, NIV) When is the last time you thanked your husband? I know I don’t show appreciation to Tim as often as I’d like. Tim receives love with words of affirmation. So when he hears “thank you,” he always responds with “You’re very welcome.” So, Tim, thank you for listening to my stories. For
“He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.” (2 Samuel 22:20, NIV) I was almost home from my morning walk when my feet stopped. I couldn’t propel them forward, nor did I want to. The red and gold leaves twirling in the sky held my gaze as they fluttered to the ground. The spectacle of
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NIV) I looked forward to aerobics every day before lunch. That is
Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming! (Song of Songs 2:15, NLT) I snapped at my husband. The words flew out of my mouth. I didn’t feel like doing even the littlest things for him. Everything felt like more work. He could take his own banana peel out to the trash. Why are dirty dishes in
Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. (Ephesians 1:4, NLT) “… the more out of control I feel the more controlling I act …” I read that line in Fiercehearted about being a perfectionist and knew it could pretty much sum up my life. A Sunday bike ride with Tim
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13, NIV) Forrest Gump is filled with memorable quotes, but for me two stand out among all the rest. “Run, Forrest! Run!” plays in my head when I work to reach a goal.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7, NIV) Ow! What just got me? The wasp that stung me looked right at me as if to say, yeah, it was me.