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

Do You Know Jesus?

Jesus name

Do you know Jesus,
The Alpha and Omega,
The Beginning and the End?
Door of Salvation,
Fountain of Life,
Most Intimate Friend.

Do you know Jesus,
The Pearl of Great Price,
Only Begotten Son?
Horn of Salvation,
Son of the Highest,
Israel’s Holy One.

Do you know Jesus,
Desire of all nations?
Mighty God is he.
Jehovah-Jireh,
Merciful Savior –
He’s all these to me.

                                                   Lydia Reyes – Colorado Springs, CO

 (Published in The Secret Place, Spring 2006 issue, p. 32)

 

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

Fear Not

 “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 (NKJV)

dentist chair“Mrs. Reyes!” The dentist said sternly. “Are you in pain?!”

“No,” I answered, with tears streaming down both sides of my face.

“Then please stop moaning!”

Yes, I had been moaning. Incessantly. Since he first began working in my mouth with his drill. I was so overcome by fear over my first root canal that when I was later asked to get up to move to another room, I had to be helped because I almost passed out. Continue reading