Are You Willing?

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“And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.”  Mark 1:41 (KJV) When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for … Continued

On Humility

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“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has … Continued

Get Back Up … Again

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“For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again …” (Proverbs 24:16) “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius There’s a well known story in the Bible – the … Continued

The Winds of Change

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“…all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.”  Job 14:14 “It’s been a long time coming but I know my change’s gonna come.”  Sam Cooke Most folks who know me and speak to me … Continued

Nevertheless

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“Nevertheless he regarded their affliction, when he heard their cry:”  (Psalm 106:44) nev⋅er⋅the⋅less [nev-er-th uh-les] adverb: nonetheless; notwithstanding; however; in spite of that: The bondwoman and the freewoman: Hagar and Sarah. As the story goes – God promised Abraham a … Continued

Be Encouraged

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“… but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6 We’ve all had our own personal tsunami or Hurricane Katrina tear through our lives, wreaking havoc and destruction. Our own tragedies may seem relatively insignificant but for … Continued

Together We Mourn

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“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”  (Romans 12:15) “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”  (Ecclesiastes 3:1) My daughter had a teacher in first grade, Miss Schultz. A sweet … Continued

Simple Blessings

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Recently, a dear friend of mine sent me an email at Christmas with this message: “I hope you find peace this holiday season.” WOW. I said to myself, “How incredibly sweet – such a nice thing to say!” And I … Continued

Intangible Gifts

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“… and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were … Continued

A Woman’s Worth

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“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 “I know you have a little life in you; I know you have a lot of strength left.”  Maxwell, “A Woman’s Work” I … Continued