Category Archives: The Past

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

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

A Big Picture Perspective?

“Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness. Surely my soul remembers and is bowed down within me.” ~ Lamentations 3:19-20 Oh LORD, how could this happen? Why would you allow him to get so close and then … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Ephesians, Faith, Faithfulness, Family, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Promises, God's Word, Grace, Healing, Heart, Heaven, Hebrews, Hope, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Jesus, John, June 2015, Knowledge, Lamentations, Lies, Life, Love, Lovingkindness, Luke, Lying, Men, Mercy, Mourning, Others, Peace, Persecution, Philippians, Prayer, Romans, Salvation, The Father, The Future, The Past, The Son, Waiting on the Lord | Leave a comment

Easter Weekend Contemplation

Ever have a Saturday morning when you sit down with your largish cup of coffee and are immediately overwhelmed by the tasks awaiting you? Every weekend, you say? I suppose if I were truthful, I would have to agree that … Continue reading

Posted in April 2015, Children, Contentment, Disciples, Easter, Easter, Ecclesiastes, Faith, Family, Friends, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Word, Heart, History, Hope, Jesus, John, Joy, Life, Matthew, Mind, Romans, Salvation, The Father, The Gospel, The Past, The Son, Waiting on the Lord | 2 Comments

Confidently Casting Those Cares

Our pastor teaches verse by verse through the Bible. Yesterday he taught verse… Just one verse. It was a very familiar verse. And his message was just exactly what I needed to hear. In fact, it was so timely that … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Peter, Acts, Faith, Faithfulness, Fear, February 2015, Forgiveness, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Name, God's Promises, God's Word, Grace, Isaiah, James, Jesus, Life, Mercy, Messiah, Philippians, Prayer, Pride, Psalms, Redeemer, Repentance, Salvation, Submission, The Father, The Future, The Past, Wisdom, Worry | 2 Comments

A Stolen Car and the Great I AM

I experienced what some people refer to as a trigger last weekend. I don’t know if you have heard that term before, but it is loosely defined as a “topic, phrase, or word that emotionally sets someone off; could refer … Continue reading

Posted in Exodus, Ezekiel, Faithfulness, Family, Fear, February 2015, Forgiveness, Genesis, God, Grace, Healing, Heart, Hebrews, Hope, Isaiah, Jesus, John, Life, Light, Love, Matthew, Mercy, Mind, Moses, Others, Peace, Psalms, The Father, The Nature of God, The Past, The Son, The Truth, The Way | 2 Comments

I’m NOT Giving Myself Grace!

Grace. Oh, what a beautiful, jaw-dropping concept ~ unearned, undeserved mercy and love and forgiveness and kindness. Oh, what little of it we seem to offer one another these days. But the person I find the hardest to show grace … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Faith, Family, Fellowship, Forgiveness, Friends, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Promises, God's Word, Grace, Heart, Holy Spirit, Jesus, June 2014, Life, Love, Men, Mercy, Mind, Others, Paul, Peace, Prayer, Pride, Psalms, Redeemer, Repentance, Romans, Salvation, Satan, The Past, Titus, Unforgiveness | 2 Comments