Honor Mom & Dad, period.
‘Honor your parents’ Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, reminding them it was the first commandment that also carried a promise. That promise was, ‘things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.’ I’ve joked in the past that that meant your parents wouldn’t kill you, […]
Father to the fatherless. Defender of widows. Peace and Fear.
David, the man after God’s own heart once wrote a song that included, “Father to the fatherless, defender of widows— this is God, whose dwelling is holy.” What peace these words offer! What fear these words should invoke! Faye. Fear? What are you talking about? The peace delivered by these words is that when the […]
Love includes confrontation.
Peter wrote to believers in Jesus, “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” Because of my past, I had a real problem with that last phrase. Coverups aren’t a good thing to me. However, I fully believe that God gave those words to […]
How’s YOUR love game?
“Love is patient and kind” scripture tells us. “Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude” Paul wrote. “It does not demand its own way” God’s word declares. “It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged” the Good Book states. How’s YOUR love game? We hear these words so […]
Be blessed: Work for peace.
“God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.” -Jesus Seems simple enough, right? Except I believe in our time, we’ve gotten this somewhat misconstrued. Peace is not simply the absence of conflict. How many times have you been involved in a battle of some kind and have […]
Whatever scary step God has called you to…
Whatever scary step God has called you to….
Power to Witness
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” — Jesus Can you imagine? The apostles, the eleven who had walked those ministry years with Jesus then watched Him […]
Live a holy life. Huh?
“For God saved us and called us to live a holy life.” Those could be some really tough words, don’t you think? Living a holy life on our own would be exceedingly difficult, if not impossible. Even though God has saved us, our minds and hearts are so easily led into sin – a place […]
How to find perfect peace
PERFECT PEACE. Peace that is unbreakable and impenetrable. Peace that never stops, never changes, never dies. How do we get THAT kind of peace? How do we even begin to look for it? Isaiah answered that question for us when he prayed to God, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, […]
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