Deceiving Only Myself

right pathYour friend has a need and asks you to pray for him. Do you really take the time to seek the Lord in prayer on his behalf, or do you quickly offer up an urgent flare-prayer and then go about your own personal business again? Continue reading

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Wisdom Hunters

Proverbs 2:1-6                                                                  

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Search for it as for hidden treasures. Proverbs 2:4

WisdomI couldn’t find it anywhere. I tore through the office and looked under the computer desk. I went though each folder in my file cabinet. I flipped through piles of paper and books on the futon behind me. I even dug through the discarded heap in my trash can. And still, nothing. Where did I leave her book? I had promised to return it that night. Continue reading

Praying the Scriptures – A Powerful and Effective Way to Pray

Praying the WordLike many of you, I learned The Lord’s Prayer (Mt 6:9-13; Lk 11:2-4) as a young child and committed it to memory. I always experienced a sense of unity and peace when reciting it with others at church services, prayer meetings, and various other special assemblies.

But . . . Continue reading

The Heart of a Child

Matthew 18:1-5 

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation.  2 Corinthians 7:10 (NKJV)

frustrated tired childMy seven-year-old son came up to me with his hand outstretched. “Look, Mom.” I was horrified to see my husband’s watch broken in countless pieces in his palm. Continue reading

The Hypocrite in Me

HypocriteThere should be an obvious difference between Christians and non-Christians; but that’s not always the case. The unchurched have not held back from sharing their assessment of Christians. They see us as nothing more than a bunch of hypocrites. Continue reading

Decluttering Your Thoughts

Decluttering Your ThoughtsI spent most my morning watching one video after another on decluttering, organizing, downsizing, minimalism, etc. I was greatly encouraged, because one of my personal desires is to live a life of simplicity.

You see, I hate clutter! It causes stress, frustration, anxiety, and depression. When it becomes unmanageable, it’s actually managing you. Continue reading