"A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire." Proverbs 15:1 The Message Each new year I try to have one word that I focus on. Last year my word was intentional, the year before it was contentment. This year I am using two words: kind truth. As a recovering people-pleaser with … Continue reading Kind Truth
It’s now day 6 of the 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting our church does, along with countless others across the nation, and it’s my 10th time to participate. The first few years that we participated, if you really wanna call it participation, we gave up things like soda and chocolate. We prayed, but put … Continue reading Fasting Doesn’t Benefit God
Today we are taking a Grace Day. Take today to pray, rest in the presence of The Lord and enjoy Grace. Think on this verse today. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power … Continue reading Grace Day
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting begins your best year ever.
John 10: 27-29 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck … Continue reading Lost & Found
It is with great honor that I introduce you to my mother, Reba Barlow. For my entire life, as long as I can remember, she has loved to read and has had a great value for the written word. She began following our blog this semester and has been motivating her friends and her Sunday school … Continue reading After All These Years
Tis the season of lists... lists of what we want. We ask our children and we think about it ourselves. What do you want? We can all recall the screen from A Christmas Story where Alfie climbs up in Santa's lap and is asked, "What is it that you want?" I wonder if I am guilty … Continue reading What Do You Want?