O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you (Is. 30:19 NAS). In today’s noisy world, often it’s hard to hear the person sitting next to us. It’s all too easy
“…the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running,” Luke 2:15 (MSG) The kings “entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled and worshiped him.” Matt. 2:11
“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.” I Thess 5:16-18 (MSG) What? I’m supposed to go around with a happy face pasted on? Days when our loved ones’ mental illness is causing great distress for everyone, it is hard to even think about cheerful. Hallucinations, violent outburst, or
I’m happy to be part of Life of a Homeschool Mom holiday posts, ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays. Each day guest bloggers share tips, hints, and encouragement based on a letter of the alphabet. How often are you asked “Are you ready for Christmas?” Or read an article “Easy Peasy Preparations for the Holidays?”
I’m full of joy. I mean full to overflowing. Oh, how I long to share my joy. But few would accept it. You see my joy has come in trials and tribulations. James, the brother of Jesus, wrote, Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that
Like Bibles, I often wonder if there are too many versions of devotional books. Think about it. There’s the Women’s Bible, Men’s Bible, Patriot Bible, African American Bible, to name just a smattering of titles. Check the devotional section of a Bible bookstore and you’ll find similar titles: Devotionals for women, men, children, college students,
January is over, so it doesn’t seem like the beginning of the year any longer. Why would I even be talking about a fresh start? It’s never too late; you can start fresh, make new resolutions any time. For many of us our resolutions have come, and gone. Each year on January 1, many of
9 Ways to Improve Your Prayer Life From Prayer Power by Peter Lundell 1. Establish a designated place to pray. 2. Set a designated time of day to pray. 3. Use written prayers or music to help get started. 4. Repent of the things that hinder your prayer. 5. Pray out loud–this clarifies thoughts. 6.