MY RIGHTS

As citizens of the United States we are blessed and thankful for many rights. We enjoy freedom of religion, the right to free speech, the right to assemble, the right to bear arms (going sleeveless or having arms like a bear?), the right to a speedy trial, the right to disagree with authority and say…

THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD

“The Lord is my shepherd…” Psalm 23:1 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep… I am the good shepherd; and I know My own, and My own know Me.”  John 10:11, 14 Shepherd is one of the titles that Jesus claimed for Himself while He walked on…

THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas approaches.  It really is a wonderful time of year full of lights, activities, family, and celebration for most of us.  But I truly wish we could hang on to thanksgiving a little longer.  Not the holiday, but the action.  it seems that it is so much easier to point out…

SMALL BEGINNINGS

Small beginnings.  They don’t sound too impressive.  We like things to start big, with lots of fanfare, plenty of buzz ahead of time on social media, and lots of publicity followed by an impressive launch.  We start a new year with big ideas of all the things we will do better this time.  We change…

ALL OF THE ABOVE

Life is so full of choices, especially for most people in this country.  I understand there are millions around the world who have almost no choices at all, but that is for another day.  If you are an adult living in middle to upper-class America today, there are almost endless choices to make every day….

TIC TOC

  I am becoming so aware of how much time I waste.  I was reading Psalm 119:37 yesterday, “Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through Your word.”  Also, Psalm 101:3 “I will set no worthless thing before my eyes…” There are so many worthless things!  How quickly I am caught up…

WASH YOUR HANDS

Maybe you’ve seen the little sign floating around on social media.  It says “Wash your hands and say your prayers, because Jesus and germs are everywhere.”  It’s catchy, it’s cute, and I am definitely going to have to make one of those for my bathroom wall. But you know it’s profoundly true, as well.  We…

MORE THAN REASONABLE

If you grew up going to Sunday School like I did, you are pretty familiar with the Israelites and their history.  If you didn’t, I offer a very brief summary.  God chose them to be His very own people through whom He would show the entire world that He alone was God.  A covenant was…

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

“I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into His abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover. I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have…

ACTIVE REST

We spend so much of our lives just trying to fit it all in.  We thought we were busy when we were young with school, activities, maybe a job, family, church, and friends.  Then we grew up and became parents, and the explosion of busy started.  It began with the flood of baby things piled…