Baby Elephants

I’m reading One in a Million by Priscilla Shirer thanks to a spiritual sister, Leslie.  It’s one of those Bible studies that speaks volumes to your soul and you experience the living God at work with every turn of the page.  She told a story about baby elephants.  It grabbed my attention because, although I…

The Vivian Story

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Lamentations 3: 31-33 31 For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. 32 Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. 33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone. Parish desired for me to share the rest of the…

My King is Everything

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Imagine Jesus sitting at Starbucks waiting for you to show up.  He knew ahead of time (actually before time began) that this moment would come.  He was on the way to have some dinner, but decided to veer off the path and head to Starbucks for a fresh cup…

One In a Million: Priscilla Shirer

Wait in grace Death Defeated New Encounter These 4 words/phrases were repeated or preached about yesterday.  I marveled at how God spoke to my mind and heart.  “Remember these words I shared with you during our time together?”  It was as if they were highlighted on the screen or emphasized in a voice. “Is there…

This is not our home

Last night our family went to visit our Aunt Polly.  My oldest read Luke 24.  Below were the verses we discussed.  Oh to have our minds opened so that we could understand scriptures!  Praise God! Lord, we pray for the understanding of your Word!  AMEN! Luke 24 Then he opened their minds so they could understand…

In the Waiting

The death of their Savior had to be the most horrific day in the life of Jesus’ followers; however, as Saturday rolls in, one ponders the aftermath or “What will we do now?”  We’ve had those moments in which the seemingly impossible has occurred, and we worked through the initial chaos, but the “after” becomes…

Via Dolorosa: God’s Not Dead!

Via Dolorosa (“Way of Grief” in Latin) is a road in the old city of Jerusalem, a path where Jesus was lead in agony, carrying the crucifixion cross. Today is Good Friday.  The day of Via Dolorosa.  The other side of the cross we can look back and call this day good, but in the…

Look into His eyes

Can you imagine being on the cross next to Jesus and looking into His dying eyes filled with love?  My Lent devotional shared how everyone scorned and rebuked Jesus while He was on the cross, but one man realized the love and power of Jesus while he was dying a painful, criminal’s death. Then he…

You can’t let this paralyze you…

Colossians 4:6 Let your conversation be always full of grace… We recently watched Grace Unplugged as a family.  There was one scene in which the wayward daughter had brought such heartache to the parents that the pastor of their church spoke candidly to the father. “You can’t let this paralyze you.” He went on to…

Commit to Prayer

CommittoPrayer The link above “Commit to Prayer” will provide a bookmark on how to pray for your children, a friend, a family member to come to know Christ as Savior.  I pray you can print a copy for yourself and share with others! The bookmark was made from a sermon entitled “The Power to Ignite”…

Passion Week: His people, dearly loved, and holy

We are God’s people…   He calls us holy and dearly loved!   Therefore, clothe yourself with COMPASSION KINDNESS HUMILITY GENTLENESS PATIENCE     Col 3:12 As we begin passion week, may we embrace the love of Jesus.  In a world with great need, take time to personally embrace compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience…