Category Archives: Salvation

When Life Gives You Raspberries

Splintered. That is how my heart felt throughout much of the late spring/early summer days. Thrown to the ground, shards scattered, reflections distorted like a funhouse mirror. I tried to hold it all together and attempted to somehow mend the … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Death, Depression, Faith, Family, Fear, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Friends, Genesis, God, God's Heart, Grace, Healing, Heart, Hope, July 2017, Lies, Life, Love, Luke, Mercy, Mourning, Prayer, Prodigal Son, Psalms, Repentance, Romans, Salvation, The Father, Worry | Leave a comment

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

A Tale of Two Kings

Two kings. One was a conqueror and mighty man. The other his grandson. Both ruled the most powerful nation on earth at the time. Two chapters in the book of Daniel. One filled with the personal testimony of the first … Continue reading

Posted in August 2016, Babylon, Blessings, Consequences, Daniel, Faith, Family, Fear, Heaven, History, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Knowledge, Life, Men, Mind, Nebuchadnezzar, Obedience, Praises, Pride, Repentance, Salvation, The Father, The Son, The Spirit, The Truth, Wisdom | 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

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

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