Now We Have Sparetime To Practice The Fruit of The Spirit

Spread fruit, not fear - Fruit of the Spirit

Think about it, today in America President Trump has asked us to stay home for a while. Most other countries are doing the same. So here we all are, at home with some extra time on our hands. What do we do when we get lonely from all of the isolation? We have received a … Continue reading Now We Have Sparetime To Practice The Fruit of The Spirit

Shocked But Not Shaken

The No Fear Factor, Jesus Christ

When there is a global concern it is hard not to be shocked. I get that. But we do not need to be shaken. This battle is not ours, it belongs to God. When we believe and worship our Lord, there is no reason to be shaken. What about the chronically ill who are more … Continue reading Shocked But Not Shaken

Wisdom In The Womb

You taught me wisdom in that secret place, the womb.

God gave us wisdom in the womb. That bowled me over today when I read it. Not only did He love us so tenderly that we were each made uniquely and with a plan for our lives but He actually taught us wisdom in that secret place. I want to tap into that wisdom more. … Continue reading Wisdom In The Womb

Smashing Clay Jars

Smashing your clay jars - finding beauty in the pieces and cracks

Wait a minute. Aren't we supposed to be the moldable clay? Isn't that one of the main points of being a Christian, so that the Lord can mold us?? Then why would we smash clay jars??? Of course we are likened to be moldable clay so that we can be shaped to walk closer with … Continue reading Smashing Clay Jars

Hanging On Every Word

hanging on every word

The dialog in the book of Job is tedious, to say the least. I got to the part where Job and his “friends” had gone back and forth and they were finally done speaking. Then some young whipper-snapper chimes in and tries to share his wisdom. I have prepared my heart to listen and not … Continue reading Hanging On Every Word

Staying Focused On My Character, Not Others

focused on my character, not others, God's perfect character

Another place where I fall short; completely staying focused on my character and not others. The "well but" and the "yah but" and "okay but" just don't exist in God's word. I answer for my character, not others. After moving out of the depths of chronic illness, I have to settle into life with the … Continue reading Staying Focused On My Character, Not Others

Love A Good Sermon

a good sermon, God's way

I do love a good sermon. You know, the ones that pull you into sitting at the feet of Jesus with full attention. The ones where we forget ourselves, forget our troubles, forget even where we are sitting at the moment. The ones where we are feed nourishment. We all have our favorite pastors, teachers, … Continue reading Love A Good Sermon

Satan, Demons, Angels, Cherubim

The Bible is filled with all of it; Satan, Demons, Angels, and Cherubim. In a way, today is no different than the Biblical times, there is good and evil, war and peace. There are choices and sides to be had. Social media has struck again. This week I ran into more than one conversation on … Continue reading Satan, Demons, Angels, Cherubim

A Cheerful Heart Is Good Medicine

A cheerful heart is good medicine. Sounds good. Sounds righteous. Sounds like something someone would say when they have not deeply suffered from chronic illness. God actually said it and Jesus did suffer, more than we can wrap our human brains around. So let's get a spoonful of medicine and practice that cheerful heart. HINT: … Continue reading A Cheerful Heart Is Good Medicine

Jesus Took Care of Our Reasons for Fear

Fear often grips us. We get stuck, in all kinds of ways. I LOVE being a Christian because Jesus took care of all the reasons I have fear. It is done!!! I am still human, it still sneaks in, and I still resort to Christ every time. Easter is a perfect reminder of what God … Continue reading Jesus Took Care of Our Reasons for Fear