But there is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them, that makes them intelligent. Job 32:8 This word intelligence is a puzzle to me. It means the ability to learn and understand. And it can also mean the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment. It doesn't mean that you do … Continue reading Intelligence is Good, Right?
Give her the reward of her labor, and let her works praise her at the city gates. Proverbs 31:31 WOW! What a woman! She loves her people and her God. She stewards her resources (time, talent and treasure) wisely. She helps those in need. And her life speaks for itself. The P31 woman was not just … Continue reading Give of Your Best to the Master
“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.” John 13:34, 35 The Message Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, is the day before … Continue reading Maundy Thursday – A New Command
Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory! Peter 1:8 My mother is the reason there is any culture in my life at all. She has always been a lover of music, a fairly diverse music lover. We … Continue reading My Joy
I prayed but God didn't help. ~~~ It took us 3 1/2 years to get pregnant. I remember how heartbreaking that was, feeling broken and less of a woman as for 3+ years my belly and arms remained empty. I now know without a doubt that God had a very good reason for not answering our … Continue reading So Where’s God In Our Trials???
I prayed but God didn't help ~~~ This week we are writing about when our prayers aren't answered after our 21 days of praying and fasting. It can seem like it was all for nothing; getting up at 5am to be at church before 6am. Praying over others' needs and beseeching God for your own. But … Continue reading Something Better
"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