One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” And they left … Continue reading It’s Okay to Follow the Crowd…Sometimes
And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. ~Colossians 2:6-7 (NLT) This time … Continue reading Thanksgiving
Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, … Continue reading Do it for her, and her, and her…
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. ~G.K. Chesterton The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. ~John Vance Cheney God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments … Continue reading Look for the Rainbow
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. ~Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 “It’s blog day! What am I going to write about? Do I have anything important … Continue reading What Should I Say Today?
The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. He assigned the sea its boundaries and locked the oceans in vast reservoirs. Let the whole world fear the Lord, and let everyone stand in awe of him. For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his … Continue reading The Fingerprints of God
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:6-7 The last several weeks have been … Continue reading An Unexpected Word of Wisdom
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT) When I looked at my calendar page for Friday, October 5, I saw that it was World Smile Day. Awesome! Wouldn’t it be great if there really was … Continue reading Smile!
I spent the last two weeks studying a passage of Scripture (Luke 5:17-26) and “learning it by heart,” for a Biblical storytelling class I was taking. It was an interesting experience, and I discovered that when I devoted a lot of time to this one Bible passage, I began to see things I hadn’t noticed … Continue reading Let’s Be Bold
Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows … Continue reading In the Right Place, at the Right Time