There are times we learn lessons we had no idea we were being taught. If you had asked, I would have sworn I knew nothing about perseverance. It has always seemed much too close to patience. That virtue that has been a struggle for my ENTIRE. LIFE. Sure. There have been many times that I … Continue reading I Will Persist Until I Succeed
The moment I held my son in my arms I knew I was holding a miracle. My miracle. Everything I'd ever wanted but never dared allow myself to dream of was cradled against my chest. I remember inhaling his scent as the tears of joy and still disbelief streamed down my face and anointed his … Continue reading Faith Is Expectance Over Acceptance
“I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” ~John 14:27 Hours before Jesus was to be tortured on the cross and put to death and take His place at the right hand of God, … Continue reading An Unexpected Gift
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Roman 5:8 We all have this desire to love and be loved, it is in us because God is love, and we are created in His image. He breathed life into us, and in His … Continue reading Love Breaks Fear
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 I'll be the first to admit that this verse had once lost it's meaning to me. It had been said over and over and over again. I heard it … Continue reading For God So Loved the World…
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s … Continue reading The Depth of His Love
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. ~Romans 5:8 This semester we will be digging deeper into the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). So let's start with the first attribute: Love. The first thing that pops into my mind is the image of … Continue reading He Loves Me!