As I glance down at my bathroom vanity this morning, various perfume bottles catch my eye. Appearing in all different shapes and sizes, each one individually uniquely designed. And although the bottles are quite captivating, the real treasure remains inside. The bottles were created to hold something, much like you and I. Throughout Scripture, we as believers are often symbolized as clay jars, perfume … Read More Day 6 – A Fragrant Aroma
Pain. Suffering. Injustice. Sickness. War. Death. We struggle to wrap our arms around the tragedies of this world. It is a paradox that we live in. How can a loving God allow such deep pain and sorrow? If God cares, why does He seem despondent? But one must not look far into the pages of Scripture for an answer. We see stories of murder, … Read More How Do We Handle Suffering?
It was the year 1980. A mom of four, wild and rambunctious boys had come to know Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior a few months prior. A close friend had invited her to attend a Bible study. And Diann quickly obliged. She was sick and tired of those bible thumping, goody-two-shoe Christians telling her how to live her life. Hmph. What difference … Read More A Tribute To Billy Graham
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for … Read More God’s Word Provides Comfort
There come times I need to be reminded that God is sovereign. He’s in control. Of all things. From the beginning to the end. He is working all things together for the good of those who love Him. He has a plan. He has a story to be told. Nothing takes Him by surprise. He has an answer for everything. All things, big and … Read More No Need to Worry: God is in Control
I’m feeling terrible—I couldn’t feel worse! Get me on my feet again. You promised, remember? When I told my story, you responded; train me well in your deep wisdom. Help me understand these things inside and out so I can ponder your miracle-wonders. My sad life’s dilapidated, a falling-down barn; build me up again by your Word. Barricade the road that … Read More When My Faith is Frail
I want to live like Jesus. I hope that I willingly surrender in order to seek Him more. I wish I didn’t crave the things of this world. But I have a problem. There is a war going on inside. I cannot figure out how to manipulate God to give me exactly what I want and when I want it. And if I’m going to live … Read More WHAT IS FAITH AND HOW DO I GET IT?