Living Legacies!

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Proverbs 25:2 Typically, the beautiful treasures of this life are found only through deep searching. Sometimes, though, the amazing grace of God reveals Truth in moments of mercy. Such glorious truths are never meant forContinue reading “Living Legacies!”

Transforming Love for a Rebel

Truth is, he was a worthless pony. Truth is, love gave value to his life. An untrained stallion, the pulling pony bullied larger horses, kicked and bit unwary humans and rejected all authority. In the eyes of my pre-teen daughter, he was a dream filled withpossibility. His rebel heart drew out her desire to love—andContinue reading “Transforming Love for a Rebel”

Wisdom in Action

Yesterday we looked at the Spirit of Wisdom.  Today, enjoy a look at the promise in action from a friend of mine! The lofty ideas of scripture may make our hearts soar in the pews on Sunday morning or in our morning devotion times, but those ideas brought into the trenches do even more: theyContinue reading “Wisdom in Action”

Let’s Look Like Jesus: Wisdom

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father most glorious, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation through knowing Christ fully. (Ephesians 1:17) Christ’s spirit of wisdom and revelation infuses the Christian’s character. Christ demonstrated this spirit in all of His human interactions. He saw, listened and comprehended fromContinue reading “Let’s Look Like Jesus: Wisdom”

Let’s Look Like Jesus: Prayerful

The prayerful spirit of Christ offers a shining facet to our transformed character! Christ’s commitment to communing with the Father is a design we must emulate. Despite being God incarnate, Jesus Christ demonstrated a high priority on prayer fellowship with God, the Father. Scriptural accounts show Christ seeking private prayer time throughout His earthly life.Continue reading “Let’s Look Like Jesus: Prayerful”

Joy in the Journey

God is always present.  He is the Great I AM.  Sometimes we struggle to see His fingerprints on our lives.  Joy in the Journey comes as we seek to recognize the work of God in our lives–and in the lives of those around us. Joy in the Journey is a tool box for those wantingContinue reading “Joy in the Journey”

Celebrating Heartsong’s Sir Barnabas

Sir Barnabas of Chester is ONE year old!  He is an ‘abundant life’ dog for sure.  Named in honor of Barnabas in Scripture, his destiny is to become an encourager.  His first year of life has been one of expressing himself and learning to be part of a family. And in doing that, he encouragesContinue reading “Celebrating Heartsong’s Sir Barnabas”

Let’s Look Like Jesus: Holy Fear

This series of articles, “Let’s Look Like Jesus” complement the perpetual prayer list for Christian Character. Holy Fear is actually the antidote to the horrible fear immobilizing so many in the world today.  Fear is a common part of our world; in fact, sometimes it seems fear makes the world go round. Proverbs 28:14 challenges usContinue reading “Let’s Look Like Jesus: Holy Fear”

A Life of Faithfulness

We looked at the quality of faithfulness in our study of Christian Character.  Today, though, I want to share the story of a faithful saint God blessed our lives with.  This saint exuded the characteristic of faithfulness.    Miss Marilyn Davis. Sixty-nine years of teaching Sunday School is a pretty solid example of faithfulness.  Yet, itContinue reading “A Life of Faithfulness”

Let’s Look Like Jesus: Faithful

And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:  Ruth 1:16 The Spirit of Christ exudes faithfulness and the character built on ChristContinue reading “Let’s Look Like Jesus: Faithful”