Category Archives: Sacrifice

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

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

Setting Aside Personal Rights For the Sake of Others

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans! “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” – Psalm 33:12 May we humble ourselves and pray for our country, that our God … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Corinthians, Anger, Blessings, Faithfulness, Family, Freedom, Galatians, Giving, God, Grace, Hatred, Heart, James, Jesus, John, Joy, July 2016, Life, Love, Love one another, Men, Mercy, Others, Philippians, Pride, Psalms, Sacrifice, Salvation, Self, Sin Nature, The Gospel | Leave a comment

New Beginnings, Mercies, and Months

Onward Christian soldier. You’ve got this! Don’t become distracted by the cares of this world, even when they seem enormous (like Super Tuesday, a lingering cough, a ginormous tax bill, or a mountain of laundry). Don’t you know we follow … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, 1 John, 1 Peter, Armor of God, Colossians, Ephesians, Faith, Faithfulness, Heart, Heaven, Hebrews, Holy Spirit, Hope, Jesus, John, Lamentations, Lies, Life, Love, Lying, March 2016, Men, Mercy, Mind, Peace, Philippians, Psalms, Revelation, Romans, Sacrifice, Salvation, Satan, The Father, The Future, The Gospel, The Rapture, The Son, The Spirit, Worry | Leave a comment

Puddles and Other Muck

There are days and seasons in life when things are just too overwhelming and difficult. Just too much. I seem to be slogging along through a season like that, one full of puddles and muck. Last week, my husband’s ministry … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel, 2 Corinthians, Acts, Armor of God, Contentment, Ephesians, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, Fear, Friends, God, Grace, Healing, Heart, Heaven, Hebrews, Holy Spirit, Hope, Isaiah, January 2016, Jesus, Joel, John, Joy, Lamentations, Life, Love, Lovingkindness, Mark, Marriage, Matthew, Men, Mercy, Mind, Nahum, Obedience, Others, Peace, Prayer, Psalms, Rest, Revelation, Romans, Sacrifice, Salvation, Satan, Self, Submission, The Father, The Gospel, The Nature of God, The Son, The Spirit, The Truth, The Way | 4 Comments

The Hand of Our God Was Upon Us

The books of Ezra and Nehemiah offer us a little glimpse into the hearts of men who truly loved their God and desired the best for His people. And if we pay attention, we can learn from them. How to … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Thessalonians, August 2015, Babylon, Colossians, Ezra, Faith, Faithfulness, Fear, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Promises, God's Word, History, Hope, Israel, Jerusalem, Judah, Men, Mercy, Mourning, Nehemiah, Obedience, Others, Praises, Prayer, Psalms, Repentance, Sacrifice | Leave a comment

Engaging In Battle Through Prayer

I’m reading through the book of 1 Kings, and as I came across the familiar story of Elijah versus the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal (which is really about the one true God versus a false one), I … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Kings, Acts, Armor of God, Ecclesiastes, Elijah, Ephesians, Faith, Fear, God's Faithfulness, God's Name, God's Promises, God's Word, Grace, Hatred, Heart, Holy Spirit, Hope, Israel, Jesus, John, Joshua, Joy, Knowledge, Lies, Life, Love, Men, Mercy, Messiah, Mind, Obedience, Others, Peace, Prayer, Redeemer, Romans, Sacrifice, Salvation, Satan, The Father, The Gospel, The Son, The Spirit, The Truth | Leave a comment