The TV blares from its perch above the fireplace. It begins to capture my attention with all the stats and reality of a PANDEMIC. Plastered across the screen, the word PANDEMIC immerses me in words and pictures of fear and the onset of global panic. The fearful pictures of physical reality do not have to dictate my spiritual reality- the truest part of myself directing my thoughts and actions. To promote better health in the community social distancing has been prescribed. However, ... Read More about How to Find PEACE in a PANDEMIC
Lord, you are so good to me, so kind in every way[a]and ready to forgive,for your grace-fountain keeps overflowing,drenching all your lovers who pray to you. ...your nurturing love is tender and gentle.You are slow to get angry yet so swift to show your faithful love.You are full of abounding grace and truth.[a Psalm 86:5,15 TPT God is...forgiving, overflowing, drenching, nurturing, tender, gentle, faithful, loving, abounding in grace and truth. Today take pause to open your heart to the ... Read More about Morning Reflections
My response is to get down on my knees before the Father, this magnificent Father who parcels out all heaven and earth. I ask him to strengthen you by his Spirit—not a brute strength but a glorious inner strength—that Christ will live in you as you open the door and invite him in. And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love, you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love. Reach out and experience the breadth! Test its length! Plumb ... Read More about Does God Hide?
1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his faithful love endures forever. 22 Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and announce his works with shouts of joy. 43 Let whoever is wise pay attention to these things and consider the Lord’s acts of faithful love. Psalm 107: 1,22,43 CSV 23 The sacrifice that honors me is a thankful heart. Obey me, and I, your God, will show my power to save. Psalms 50:23 CEV I often hear about and experience ... Read More about Gratitude Redeems Life’s Struggles
Let us all come forward and draw near with true (honest and sincere) hearts in unqualified assurance and absolute conviction engendered by faith (by that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), having our hearts sprinkled and purified from a guilty (evil) conscience and our bodies cleansed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 AMPC Driving alone with my two canine companions for eleven hours, could not have been ... Read More about To Taste God’s Goodness We Must First Have a Taste for God Part 3