This is what Salvation means to me: Knowing that having trusted in Jesus as my Savior that I have nothing to fear, not even death. [Romans 8:39] Salvation means I have no need to worry about anything material in this life. [Matthew 6:25-27] Salvation is peace. [John 14:27] Salvation is abundant life. [John 10:16] "The … Continue reading Salvation Brings Peace
Some of us have a nature that wants to be “in control.” Color me guilty. I’m also the type of person who loves change, loves new experiences, loves growing—literally and metaphorically. Control + "Change Is Good": The two would seem to be at odds, right? Control typically means eliminating exposure to change. Control is about … Continue reading Everything In Its Season
“What do you want me to do for you?” That’s the question Jesus asked Bartimaeus, a blind man sitting by the roadside near Jericho. [Mark 10:51, Luke 18:35] Bartimaeus had no trouble answering this question: “I want to see.” Mark tells us that Bartimaeus “immediately received his sight and followed Jesus along the road.” [Mark … Continue reading Desires of Your Heart
What may seem like a detour to me may, in fact, be God’s more direct path to some better outcome He has planned.
For a couple of years, I’ve had the spiritual impression that something was holding me back in some way. The something hasn’t been a constant thing, but more like an unexpected storm that just shows up. Not depression. Something different. But in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." … Continue reading Throwing Off the Mental Chains
From the time I was a little girl, I’ve always enjoyed collecting things. When I was quite young, my great-grandmother got me started in stamp collecting. I still have the stamps from those years and probably thousands of others I’ve collected in the decades since. A couple of years after eBay launched in 1995, my … Continue reading I Am Complete
I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 [NIV] These words basically sum up everything I believe, about Christ and about myself. When I was in college, I bought two coffee mugs for post-dinner study sessions in the sorority house dining room. One featured Garfield the Cat and the other featured … Continue reading I Am Empowered