Do you have any wounds from the battle of life…maybe a battle scar or two? Life is hard and hurts unavoidable. Today, my doves offer us some new insights on wounds. A couple weeks ago, I came home to three wounded doves. There were slashes on their necks and at the top of their wings. Continue reading “Dove Notes: Wounded by the Enemy”
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Difficulties and disappointments are guaranteed to come to every life. The outcome of every situation is our choice. We canContinue reading “Difficulties Guaranteed. Choose Outcome: Weariness or Worship.”
Finding the presence of God in the past brings healing to the present. God does turn messes into messages! His presence transforms even the darkest times…no matter when they occurred.
Reality includes ugly, hard truths. Mistakes, evil and hardship touch every aspect of every life. But contrast creates beauty…and against the backdrop of darkness, glory shines! I am always looking for stories that illustrate such Truths of God. Recently, I saw such a story at a local state park. Every story, whether that of aContinue reading “Light Over-rides the Dark”
When we believe, we begin our march in the victory parade of Jesus Christ who conquered all evil. It is all HIM–from beginning to end. Freedom comes as we see more fully all that He does and all that He longs to do!
Hope is a life necessity. It is an anchor that holds us in storms–and a power that propels us forward. Paul, writing to Timothy, call Jesus our Hope (1 Timothy 1:1) and in Colossians, he reminds that our Hope of Glory is Christ dwelling within us.
Faith in Jesus Christ is both simple and complex. Romans 10:9 is absolute truth: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Jesus Christ completed the work of salvation. Living a believing life is not always quiteContinue reading “Tools for Growth – Divine Reading of the Word”
Christ was complex but not confused.
You are the parent God chose for your child. Isn’t that a puzzling, sometimes overwhelming concept? As we begin walking the labyrinth of parenting, the paths ahead are blessedly shrouded. The parenting journey includes delights beyond imagination and thorny passages which instill fear and frustration. God’s Word tells us the Creator Himself shepherds those withContinue reading “Chosen Parents”