Category Archives: Hope

Plot Twists, Dashed Dreams, and Peace

Our lives have had more plot twists lately than would seem possible. But after all, don’t they say that “Truth is stranger than fiction”? Sigh. So it seems. Some of the lyrics in the song When Will I Be Loved, written … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John, April 2017, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Fear, Forgiveness, Friends, God, Grace, Heart, Hebrews, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Lies, Life, Love, Lovingkindness, Men, Mercy, Mind, Others, Peace, Persecution, Philippians, Praises, Prayer, Sacrifice, Salvation, Thanksgiving, The Father, The Gospel, The Son, The Truth, Worry | 2 Comments

Abounding in JOY!

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, are you spiritually exhausted, worn, and weary like I am? Guess what, the enemy is laughing at us… “The devil is at church as often as you are. And he stands outside your closet … Continue reading

Posted in Acts, Apostles, David, Disciples, Fear, February 2017, Fruit, Galatians, God, Heart, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Lies, Life, Love, Peace, Psalms, Refreshment, Rest, Satan, Shepherd, The Father, The Son, The Spirit, The Truth, The Way, William Gurnall, Worry | 1 Comment

Sweetly Broken

Lord, break my heart for what breaks Yours.  Have you ever prayed that prayer? If you dare, God will open your eyes and change your perspective. But be prepared for your world to be rocked. He will reveal calluses on … Continue reading

Posted in Enemies, Faith, Family, Fear, Forgiveness, Freedom, Friends, Giving, God, Grace, Hatred, Healing, Heart, Hope, Jesus, Life, Love, Love one another, Men, Mercy, Mind, Mourning, Nature, Obedience, October 2016, Others, Prayer, Repentance, Sacrifice, Salvation, Self, Submission, The Gospel, The Nature of God, The Truth | Leave a comment

Storm Debris and Fresh Beginnings

A terrible storm raged through our area yesterday, bringing with it damaging wind and hail, torrential rain, and even a couple of tornadoes. The accumulation of hail was so great that it looked as though it had snowed in July. … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Faithfulness, Fear, Forgiveness, God, Grace, Hatred, Healing, Heart, Hope, Jesus, July 2016, Lamentations, Life, Light, Living Water, Love, Matthew, Men, Mercy, Mind, Mourning, Obedience, Others, Peace, Prayer, Pride, Psalms, Redeemer, Repentance, Rest, Salt, Salvation, Self, Submission, Thanksgiving, The Gospel, The Past | 4 Comments

My Shepherd Restores My Soul

A Psalm of David. “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Contentment, Creation, David, Faith, Family, God, Healing, Heart, Heaven, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Life, Love, May 2016, Men, Mind, Others, Peace, Praises, Psalms, Refreshment, Rest, Salvation, Shepherd, Singing, The Father, The Son | Leave a comment

All Is Not Lost

“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He … Continue reading

Posted in April 2016, Armor of God, Atonement, Condemnation, Consequences, Ephesians, Faith, Forgiveness, Grace, Heaven, Hope, Isaiah, Jesus, John, Lies, Life, Light, Love, Men, Redeemer, Repentance, Salvation, The Father, The Son | Leave a comment

Quit Looking Back!!

“Don’t look down. Whatever you do, don’t look down!” We all can appreciate those times when perhaps looking down would not be in our best interest. But what about looking back? “Don’t look back. Whatever you do, don’t look back!” … Continue reading

Posted in April 2016, Armor of God, Consequences, Faith, Family, Forgiveness, Genesis, God, Healing, Heaven, History, Hope, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus, Life, Men, Mercy, Mind, Mourning, Obedience, Others, Paul, Peace, Philippians, Pillar of salt, Psalms, Redeemer, The Future, The Past, The Way, Time, Waiting on the Lord, Worry | 5 Comments