So much can be learned from God’s creation, and especially the animal world. For instance, there are two times a deer develops an insatiable thirst for water—when fleeing from danger and when withstanding an opponent in combat. Similarly, we are to develop a spiritual thirst for God’s Word by fleeing from youthful lust and resisting … Continue reading Two Things
During the last two months of 2020 and the first two months of 2021, I was away more than I was home. Saying goodbye to my sister-in-law was an experience I did not handle well. Having peace through the sorrow of her death (since I knew she was with Jesus in heaven) was one thing … Continue reading One Slice!
The sign flashing “HOT” meant only one thing, a delightful treat just waiting for me to indulge! My love affair with glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnuts was serious. There was a time I could devour half a dozen without a thought to self-control or health issues ever being a problem. Now, as I work toward a … Continue reading Prayerfully Sweet
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the surpassing greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves."2 Corinthians 4:7, NASB If I just try to muster up the strength I will fail every time, but thankfully, the power of God comes flooding in as I open my Bible and … Continue reading It’s A New Dawn; It’s A New Day!
Gary Thomas wrote Holy Available to explain Christianity is a present power, and not a mere historical reality, because we offer the parts of our bodies—our eyes, mouths, ears, minds, hands and feet, and hearts as tools for God’s service. His point is, you can make a tremendous difference in this world for Christ. Our … Continue reading Whom do we bring?
As I focus on a “no dairy, no sugar” fast for the month of September, I’m striving to be d.i.s.c.i.p.l.i.n.e.d. It seems when we become adults, we downplay it in ourselves but expect it of our children. However, if we modeled a disciplined life in front of our kids, I dare say they would fall … Continue reading Agonizing Discipline
My son visited our home a little over 2 years ago. So, you can imagine my delight when he announced he would be in the area again and could quite possibly come for supper! My mind started running through the old recipes; a perfect opportunity to bake and enjoy some fun foods and fabulous desserts! … Continue reading A Black Cake Coming Right Up!
In my younger years, I certainly didn’t give it a thought concerning the amount of sugar I consumed, daily. Struggling with aches and pains was very common. The leg pain that was so uncomfortable through the day, tormented my nights. In addition, migraines came calling quite frequently. I lived on acetaminophen and ibuprofen, as well … Continue reading Lessons Learned
Each year, as I make this pledge for the month of September, to abstain from dairy and sugar, and allow God to have my cravings, I’m never disappointed. “And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom … Continue reading “The Life of Faith is the only one that will ____________.”
As I cruised down the highway listening to the radio, a song caught my attention, but not in the way you would expect, like what’s the title and who is singing. I missed all of that! What I did catch was the point of the song. Suddenly, my focus was sin’s dreadfulness. Immediately, I was … Continue reading I Live For ___________