Teacher Turtle

I had just turned onto the road leading to my home when I came upon a young land turtle. When the car was almost abreast with it, it cocked its head as though sensing the danger coming. As I drove past it, it quickly withdrew into its shell. Observing it in my rearview mirror, I…

He Arose

Because He Arose: 1. I can trust Him to keep His Word that He WILL come again. “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:3 KJV 2. I can trust Him through my…

Separation

I’ve only written about death once that I can recall. Why would I, right? No one wants to dwell on the subject. The reality is, I’ve had a personal reason for avoiding the topic. I live away from my (now extended) family. I have for quite some time. And the fear of getting that dreaded…

Dependence

What/who are you depending on for strength today? Self-reliance tends to lead us down a path to self-destruction. Today, I encourage all of us to reassess our lives. If we find ourselves leaning on props of our own making, we are inevitably going to be let down. But if we lean on God…hallelujah…He will never…

The Boss

A timely reminder as we head into this Thursday. Toward the end of the week, we are sometimes dragging…but we are reminded that ultimately we are not working to please an earthly boss. Our reward will come from our Heavenly Father, so let us put our best foot forward! Remember, He promises a renewal of…

Yield

Trees which yield plenty of fruit are usually pruned. This process is painful but purposeful; it is bitter but makes things better. If you want to be effective for God, you’ve gotta be pruned. Get ready to get uncomfortable!

What’ll Your Answer Be?

Note to self… If I sing those words today, will they will be an accurate description of my relationship with God? In good times and in bad, am I claiming God’s peace, or am I looking for solace in people, places and things? Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto…

Torn between Two Options

Note to self… It is amazing how experiences can define us, how circumstances can shape us. For example, there are two possible responses to a negative experience. It can either bring me to a standstill or propel me forward. Either way, it is a catalyst for change. Similarly, a postive experience may inspire me or…

Look up!

Adopting a heavenly perspective can positively impact our earthly experience. #WhatWouldJesusDo #MondayMeditation #NewWeekNewOpportunities #FaithSteps

“Stay!”

Note to self… You find it hard to “sit still”. But it is the start of a new week. Why not try something new? You may be suprised at what happens when you let go and let God. “The Lord will fight for you, and all you have to do is keep still.” Exodus 14:14…