Perseverance and Redemption

I'm studying through Genesis again and once again I've been captivated by the unfolding of His word.  I've read the account of Leah countless times and missed it every time, that is until this morning.  The Holy Spirit turned it as a precious gem revealing yet another facet. Jacob has just worked seven years to earn … Continue reading Perseverance and Redemption

Counted Worthy

After a lengthy sabbatical from blogging my quiet times, I'm compelled to blog this morning's.  I'm in Acts now, taking a break from my Old Testament study and journeying through the New Testament once again for the past few months.  This morning I'm in Chapter 5, I was so stirred by the familiar words of verse … Continue reading Counted Worthy

For Such A Time As This

God has us here for such a time as this. He has a plan, and divine appointments for us, if only we will seek Him and His will (Epheisans 5:15-17). Ours may not be a royal position or the dramatic saving of lives, but it will undoubtedly be for His glory.

May I be that tree

How I long to be that tree planted by the streams. You can just see the roots deeply running and feeding from the life giving water. I envision those roots clinging to the surrounding soil, gripping it and preventing erosion as the storms blow through. Not only do they hang on to the rich soil for its own nourishment, but they keep the soil stable for the saplings about it to grow and develop their own roots.

Extinguish this fire…

The past several weeks I've been trying to impress upon my children the importance of the words we speak.  I long for them to speak words of kindness to one another, rather than belittling and discouraging words.  I've repeatedly quoted Ephesians 4:29 to them, and have instructed them to memorize it as well: Do not … Continue reading Extinguish this fire…

That old familiar feeling

I was recently stricken once again by that old familiar feeling.  I'm ashamed to admit it, but pride has been a recurring sin in my life.  When I least expect it, it sneaks in and grabs hold of me once again.  I'm disgusted to learn I'm even capable of developing pride in the thought that I might be obtaining some degree of … Continue reading That old familiar feeling