God’s Glory

How do you define the word “glory”? We often interpret it to mean praise, honor and distinction as well as great beauty and splendor. All of these words are appropriate to describe our great God. But did you know that glory can also mean a ring or spot of light; Read more…

Persisting in Prayer

When praying about a situation in your life, how long do you pray? Minutes? Hours? Days? I’m not sure duration is as important as persistence. Persistence is different from duration. To persist is “to go on resolutely or stubbornly; to be insistent in the repetition or pressing of an utterance”. Read more…

The Peace of Jesus

We all long for peace, don’t we? A little peace and quiet, some peace of mind, maybe even peace between nations. But the peace that surpasses all understanding? That kind of peace feels too ambitious, possibly even unattainable. “You don’t know my circumstances”, you protest. “There’s hardly place for peace Read more…

Fully Embraced

Anxiety can be a lonely road to walk. You may frequently feel misunderstood. Perhaps you’ve been told, “You just overthink things” or “You worry too much” and felt dismissed by such explanations and platitudes. Or maybe you’ve been on the receiving end of anger, judgment or even contempt to the Read more…

Take Hold of Jesus

Do you remember the miracle in the Bible where Jesus walks on water? John 6 tells us how the disciples had set off across the lake in a boat for Capernaum. When they had rowed about three or four miles, the wind started blowing and the waters got rough. It Read more…

Worship = God’s Best

We live in a BEST-obsessed society. Everyone either wants the best or to be the best. Thankfully, God wants us to have the best too.   In Psalm 34:9, He says to “Worship Me if you want the best; worship opens doors to all My goodness.” Interesting, isn’t it? He Read more…

Your Purpose

When trying to discern your purpose in life, always take your cue from God. In difficult circumstances, much of the advice given by family or friends can be about rescue; about playing it safe; about being careful. People unconsciously put upon us their own fears and worries. Though well meant, Read more…