Struggles? Concerns? HOPE!

Just a short note this morning from the hope I found in Scripture this morning.  Hope in the Bible means confident expectation for good. The struggle in your face?   God’s got it.  Just like Joseph, we need to remember that evil is turned upside down in God’s hands! (Genesis 50) Our task?   RespondContinue reading “Struggles? Concerns? HOPE!”

Whose fruit?

There is a silly picture that keeps popping up in my mind.  I see a young fruit tree curling its toes (I mean, roots) and pushing with all its might.  Its face is scrunched and holding its breath, the tree mutters, “COME ON, FRUIT!  POP already.  I’m trying as hard as I can.” On eitherContinue reading “Whose fruit?”

Glory Glimpse: Jesus, Our Victory Banner

…as Christians we march in a victory parade under the Banner of Christ! The banner of scripture is a reminder of God’s love, His truth and ultimately, His victory. All other flags and banners hang limp in its glorious presence!…The banner is a gift God gives us that we can raise to call the world He loves so much to come into His purposes.

Glory Glimpse: Banner leading to victory

Sometimes stating the obvious really does help. We see what we look at. If we spend our time looking at the things we stress over or hate–that is all we see!  That does not lead to victorious living.  Look to Jesus! After the Israelites defeated the Amalekites, Moses built an altar to Jehovah Nissi.  The Lord,Continue reading “Glory Glimpse: Banner leading to victory”

Blessing the Battlefield

“But you are holy, O you that inhabit the praises of Israel.”  Psalm 22:3 It is often said that in this life, one is either in a battle, just coming out of one or soon to be in one.  Battles are part of life.  We have a powerful weapon for victory that is often forgotten.  Praise. Continue reading “Blessing the Battlefield”