Jesus shows up on time… always.

Everyone already cried their tears. Said their good-bye’s. Faced their fears. Lazarus was lying in his tomb. Wrapped up in cloth. Lifeless. Mary and Martha were discouraged. All hope was lost. Their brother was gone, for good. They had called on Jesus. And He came. But He came too late. Too late to heal Lazarus.…

I find my purpose… in a gentle whisper.

Elijah stood on the mountain waiting for God’s presence to pass by and he learned that… God was not in the great and powerful wind that tore the mountain apart and shattered the rocks… God was not in the earthquake that shook the earth and made everything crumble underneath him… God was not in the…

When reading the Bible is pointless…

Imagine that my family goes on a mission trip together and we have a young married couple come and house sit for us. Before we leave I give them a notebook with 10 to 12 pages of fairly detailed instructions for taking care of the house and the pets. I tell them when to water…

And it all came crashing down…

Imagine with me for a little while… You are an upright man who fears God and honors Him in all that you do. You are also a very rich businessman with exceedingly high profit and rising success. You have many people working underneath you and making sure you continue to prosper in every area of…

It’s not just a pile of rocks

When I read the Bible a few different things happen. I can get encouraged, convicted, inspired, instructed… It’s very seldom that I feel anything else, but recently I’ve had a new feeling that I haven’t experienced before: pure frustration. Why? Because of the Israelites. God did everything for them. Led them out of captivity in Egypt…

I remember…

Sometimes I feel tempted beyond what I think I can bear Then I remember… Jesus was tempted, but He overcame  ♥ Sometimes I feel alone and like no one cares Then I remember… Jesus will never leave my side and He understands  ♥ Sometimes I feel like giving up on that one person who seems like a lost cause…

It’ll ALL work out for the good… ♥

The good, the bad, the happy, the sad… There’s a divine purpose for it all. … and although you may not have the answers to all your “why’s” be assured that at the end if you walk according to God’s will He will make everything work out only for the good! If you find yourself in…

Me, Myself, & I

There are many people that  I care for in this life. Many people that I try to please. But there are three in particular that I really care about. Three that I really try to satisfy… always. Three that really play a determining role of what I choose to do with my life. Who are…

Don’t take that first bite

“When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.” – Luke 4:13 You had that bright red, juicy apple flashed before your eyes by the enemy? The temptation to indulge in something you know you shouldn’t take part in? The urge to keep on watching something you should have…

Hello… I am a Nobody

 “But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” – Ex 3:11 “But Moses pleaded with the LORD, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words.” – Ex 4:10 Not good with words. Not good with people. Not good with writing. Not…

The Scriptures Say…

Scripture: “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say….” Matt 4:10  Observation: Although there’s a lot more to this passage then this one sentence, I only want to focus on the four words – “For the Scriptures say…”  Jesus finds himself in a situation where he is being tempted by no…

To SOAP or not to SOAP?

We all have this person in our lives. It might be a girl. It might be a guy. It’s the person that loves to talk. A LOT. They can talk about their life, their best friend’s life, the president’s life, the history of anything in the world. They can talk for hours and hours… without…

How to do a SOAP

HOW TO DO A SOAP S for Scripture – Open your Bible to the reading found under today’s date of your Bible bookmark. Take time reading and allow God to speak to you. When you are done, look for a verse that particularly spoke to you that day, and write it in your journal. O…

Becoming: Proverbs 31 Girl ✓

Growing up I always had the mentality that Proverbs 31 was qualities that a wife and mother needed to have. Whenever I read that chapter I always thought to myself “Wow, what an amazing woman of God – I’m going to have a LOT to work on to keep up with the standards that she sets”.…