General

 Blog

Under Construction: Lessons from a Pumpkin Patch

Under Construction: Lessons from a Pumpkin Patch

Feeling a bit as though you’re under construction? Read on! “I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.”  Philippians 3:12 NLT “Under construction.”  Don’t we get so frustrated and impatient when we enter a construction zone?  The lanes...

read more
Along the Way

Along the Way

As Jesus was on His way to the home of Jairus, in order to heal his daughter, we read one of the most captivating accounts of His earthly ministry: a woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years pushed through the crowds, reached out, and touched the fringe of His robe.  Immediately the bleeding stopped.  Immediately Jesus stopped.  He asked, “Who touched Me?  I know that power has...

read more
The Cost of Compromise

The Cost of Compromise

The book of Judges may not be the first book we turn to when we desire important and applicable Biblical truths for our lives today. But boy, what a mistake! In this message, which covers the first two chapters of Judges, we are reminded of the importance of knowing, obeying, and sharing His Word. We also consider safeguards that we can put into place to guard ourselves against compromise. Click...

read more
October 2021 ~ Words & Speech

October 2021 ~ Words & Speech

This printable provides one verse per day, throughout the month of October, for you (or you and your family) to read, contemplate, and pray. “The heavens proclaim the glory of God.  The skies display his craftsmanship.  Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.  They speak without a sound or word, their voice is never heard.  Yet their...

read more
Come to Me

Come to Me

The sweetest word ever spoken by Jesus may very well be the word, "Come." In this brief video, we will: 1) look at the invitation given by Jesus to come to Him 2) consider the effect that coming to Jesus has on the believer, causing us to "become" more like Him3) remember that we are to live in a "becoming" way, in order that we might extend His invitation to those around us View Video

read more
Hope: The Anchor for Our Souls

Hope: The Anchor for Our Souls

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13) The writer of the book of Hebrews described the hope we have in God -  who does not change, does not lie, and who keeps His Word - as an anchor.  He wrote, “This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.”  (Hebrews 6:19) Don’t...

read more
Why So Downcast?

Why So Downcast?

When the psalmist asked, “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?” (Psalm 43:5), he was describing an inner commotion, possibly even an uproar of heart and mind, a turbulence experienced within one’s soul.  Such a disquieting within, such noise in one’s inner being would surely lead the psalmist to declare “there is no hope,” wouldn’t it?  Quite the contrary! In fact, the...

read more
Follow Me

Follow Me

“...what is that to you? You follow Me.”These are the final words of Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John; words spoken to Peter after he asked, “Lord, what about him?” (Read John 21 for the full picture.)  And they are words that we would do well to remember when we ourselves wonder, “What about what he did?” or “What about what she said?” or “What is that person going to do?”When times of...

read more
Remembering September 11th

Remembering September 11th

Like so many, we remember this day 20 years ago.  We grieve for those who lost loved ones and with those whose lives were forever changed.   We also remember our own stories and experiences, and while there’s not much to add to the beautiful tributes, heartfelt sentiments, and encouraging Scriptures that are shared on this day, there is one moment I would like to share, as it has so...

read more
Unwavering Hope

Unwavering Hope

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”This was David’s concluding exhortation, as expressed in the last verse of Psalm 31.  How could he so confidently say this, while dealing with his own adversities?  Because of what he reminded himself of previously in the psalm. You see, David declared: “You are my rock and my fortress…” “…You are a faithful God.” “I trust in the Lord.” “I...

read more