Cutting Corners

The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.”– PROVERBS 12:22 While riding to work one day, I heard a story on the radio about a night shift nurse. It really caught my attention. She oversaw changing the bandages at the beginning and end of her shift. She confessed to not…

What’s your excuse?

The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have….Judges 6:14 NIV But God I am not qualified… But God I don’t have a degree… But God so many others have what it takes to do this… But God I don’t have enough money.. But God I don’t have what it takes…

It’s Time to Break the Cycle

“The men of the place questioned him about his wife. He said, ‘She’s my sister.’ He was afraid to say ‘She’s my wife.’ He was thinking, ‘These men might kill me to get Rebekah, she’s so beautiful.’”- GENESIS 26:7 (MSG) My husband would often say, “The worst thing your children can do is act like…

It’s in the press

1 Samuel 1:20 (AMPC) Hannah became pregnant and in due time bore a son and named him Samuel [heard of God], Because, she said, I have asked him of the Lord. Can we talk for a moment, I want to speak to those that have been following hard after God in obedience; you have been…

Happy Labor Day!

My future is in your hands…Psalms 31:15 NLT God has not overlooked you. He is still at work making you and me into the vessels He desires us to be. Release the weight of the vision to Him, the anxiety and the “how tos” of accomplishing it all. Take rest and trust Him to lead…

The Dangers of Familiarity

Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is…

Peace Has Been Provided

John 16:33 (AMPC) I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power…

Avoiding the Dry Places

Matthew 12:43-45 (NIV). 43 “When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. 44 Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left. Devils walk through dry places. Let that thought linger with you for a moment. As a minister of…

Living Out of Bounds

“Like a city broken into and left without a wall, so is a person who lacks self-control.”– PROVERBS 25:28 (GW) Self- Control is hard to regain when you let your guard down. It is so important for us to set up boundaries to help keep us focused and disciplined as a Christian. Boundaries are for…

Are You Following God’s Instructions?

Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. Joshua 1:8 (NLT) Why do we fail? There are many answers to this question. The one I want to draw attention…