Inspirational Bible Verses
This is a true story of why I seek mystery instead of certainty. We all seek certainty. It’s only natural. We need to have our basic needs met first before we can consider anything else. That means our need for food, water, shelter, clothing, and safety.
I heard someone say that the only true security is maximum security—as in prison. If you think about it, that is the only way to have a guaranteed roof over your… Continue reading
These 4 promises Jesus gave to hold onto were given when he appeared to his disciples. Easter is a miraculous day in our Christian faith. It is the day that Christ conquered sin and death and rose again.
These promises are something to not let go of, but to hold onto always.
Easter Promise Number 1: I Go to Prepare a Place for You
After the Last Supper, Jesus tells the disciples, “I go to prepare a place for you.”… Continue reading
Sometimes we have to wait. This little video was based on the word, Eagle, from my book God Notes – Daily Doses of Divine Encouragement with Isaiah 40:31 as the inspiration behind it. It’s one of my favorite Bible verses: “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
This verse has gotten me through many… Continue reading
All week there were predictions of thunderstorms, but we never saw a drop of rain.
I asked Robert if it was supposed to rain Friday. He said they were predicting thunderstorms between 4-6 AM Friday morning, but, otherwise, it was supposed to clear off.
There is a group of folks that get together from our church each month for an outing of some sort. It’s always on a Friday morning and sometimes can last all day. I have some standing… Continue reading
Job 12:7 “Ask the animals and they will teach you.”
Robert and I were taught about God through an animal during our latest travel adventure. We were fortunate to visit the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
It was as beautiful as I imagined. The ocean is stunning with ribbons of color – greens, blues, and turquoise.
But what I hadn’t imagined were roosters and hens running around everywhere!
I learned that prior to 300 A.D., the islands were so remote… Continue reading
May these words help to illustrate the gift and power of God’s grace.
Robert and I took my mother to our little family friendly eatery for lunch.
Always people watching, I noticed a little girl around the age of two or three following her mother like a little chick. She was cute as one too with her blond pigtails and perfectly coordinated pink outfit.
Her wide blue eyes blinked up at me and held my gaze. She… Continue reading
I love the little but powerful book of James. James talks about the tongue. Not controlling your tongue will steal your peace.
James Chapter 3, verses 4-6 says, “Look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is… Continue reading
If you are trying to figure out what your purpose is, let me get you to shift your thinking. I want you to take the purpose word to radically shift it from your purpose to God’s purpose.
Have you ever thought that you (and I) are God’s purpose? “Instead, we are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives.”… Continue reading
I don’t know if this happens to you, but many times I find myself waking up in the middle of the night. What never happens to me, however, is waking up with a song text in my head.
Our choir was singing a song called Offertory written by John Ness Beck. It is a beautiful anthem with rich text and a moving melody.
The end of the Offertory anthem is:
And what does the Lord require of you,
but to… Continue reading
I have heard pastors say that the sermon on the mount should really be called the teaching on the mount. (The original is found in Matthew Chapter 5 and is also called The Beatitudes.) I imagine Jesus saying these words in a modern day version.
Before he would speak, however, he would tell everyone to turn off their electronic devices. I’m sure there would be people snapping pictures and posting to social media and tweeting. But, he would encourage people… Continue reading