Hello friends, In a previous post, I shared three verses that helped me cope through heartaches I was dealing with. Better than any other coping skill, Scripture gives strength and life. Here are two more. Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfalls; all your breakers and your waves have gone over me. (Psalm 42:7 ESV)
Hello friends, I’ve been learning about coping skills lately–things you can do to remain calm or at least “get through” when stressed. Rhythmic breathing, music, comedy, exercise, reading, drawing… All these truly work, but nothing calms my anxious heart like the Words of my heavenly Father. Simply reading helps, and also healing is when I use
Hello friends, Recently, as I studied for my Bible class, I returned to a way of reflecting on the passage I hadn’t used for a while. I broke the words/phrases into small parts and simply wrote my reflections on each section. This isn’t my deep studying, where I look into the original languages and open
Today we turn to the next person in our quick journey through the Old Testament. Remember his story? The Lord sent him to preach against the evil King Ahab and his uber-wicked wife Jezebel. During the ultimate stand-off, Elijah went against Baal’s prophets. Simple test: I’ll make an altar to my God. You make an
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:14, ESV) O come, thou Dayspring from on high And cheer us by thy drawing nigh; Disperse the gloomy clouds of night, And death’s dark shadows put to flight. Abraham. Sarah. Isaac. We encounter so much waiting in this life, don’t we? I
Okay, we’ve seen that God loved us from before the beginning (how cool is that!). We’ve also discovered that right after we (represented by Adam) fell to sin, our gracious Friend promised to send a deliverer. He was already thinking about Christmas! But there’s still so long to wait. Who will the Messiah be? What
Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. (Romans 8:34 ESV) It just keeps getting better. Lord, thank you. For dying For being raised For sitting at the right hand of God For interceding…for me.
Dear Lord, thank you for being a loving, kind, serving master. Your grace is amazing beyond words. Please help me to get through this day, filled to abundance with your peace and trusting completely in you for my strength. Dear Lord, I pray you keep each child in your loving hands today. Help them rest