"I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me." Ruth 1:21 This verse indicates to me that Naomi believed in God, but thought God had turned against her. Her life had certainly turned very different from … Continue reading When All Seems Lost
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. – Matthew 5:8 Have you ever been awakened in the middle of the night craving a cold glass of milk? Only to find the milk has soured and left you with a nasty taste on the tip of your tongue? How can this be? … Continue reading Harmful Bacteria
...though, slightly concerned who might see us entering the automatic doors of the recently deemed heathen superstore. It was in that moment I got a check in my spirit. Not because we just crossed a line by momentarily sacrificing our ethics for the sake of convenience while there's a major boycott going on, but because of what it's really … Continue reading We Shopped At Target Today…
There is a time and place to be a warrior. Some mornings you’re woken up by the sound of battle. Your trust is in the Lord as you pick up your weapons that day. But for me, I have been swinging a sword at shadows for most of my life. Prepared to fight for myself, … Continue reading The Weapons Make the Warrior
Fearless It’s a hot and sunny day. The bright sun beating down on the back of your neck and the sweat dripping from your forehead begs you to inch just a little closer. As you begin to ponder that thought your mind shifts to the deep end of the pool and notices a group of … Continue reading 1-2-3 Jump!
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. Micah … Continue reading You are Forgiven
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. - Hebrews 6:19 This is one of my favorite verses. This verse reminds me of the power and the promise of our Heavenly Father. What is hope? Hope to me is an all-knowing attitude that something good is and will happen despite … Continue reading The Power of Being Hopeful