When times are tough think about this; are you doing this through Christ or trying to wrangle it by yourself? After being a follower of Christ for over 15 years, I still find myself trying to work things out by myself. Only when I finally give up and say I can’t do this or can’t figure […]

Awesome God

God’s love is amazing, Amen? I cannot tell you how many times I have said this, especially in the last couple weeks. I have witnessed God’s healing, miracles and divine answered prayers and I am so blessed to be able to share. One of my good friends was recently involved in a horrific head on […]

The Provider

In 1 Kings 16, the prophet Elijah shares with Ahab, the evil King, that there would be no rain in Israel for the next three years.  After sharing this bad news, God places Elijah in the “witness protection program” in order for him to be protected against the King’s retaliation and the severe impact of […]


The meaning of residue as defined in the dictionary is “a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.” Residue can be negative or positive. For example, a lady has on a beautiful smelling perfume and you can still smell her when she is gone; or the […]

He Knows

We all get down in the dumps, discouraged and disappointed in life sometimes. I personally have had a year full of these emotions. This month marks the one-year anniversary of my car accident that basically stripped me from the safety and security of my livelihood – financially, emotionally, physically and at times spiritually. It was […]

Go with Assurance

Go with Assurance

James 5:15 Says “The prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord  will raise them up.” will raise them up.” Thomas Brooks, a 19th century puritan preacher commenting on the power of prayer, notes that, “Cold prayers are as arrows without heads, as swords without edges, as birds without wings; they pierce not, […]

The Smell

2 Corinthians 2:15  Recently, as I walked into a home I was visiting, there was a strong smell of dirty cat litter. I noticed the smell right away and it was horrible, but after a few minutes the smell seemed to go away, or did it? Sometimes that happens within our own homes; we don’t […]

Love on Someone

In this cruel and broken world, it is very refreshing when we hear stories of good Samaritans coming to the rescue of others by stepping in on potential evil doers and stopping them in their tracks or defending an elderly person or child from being abused or mistreated. But, what can we as Christians do […]

Stay Salty

Matthew 5:13 says: “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? Is it no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot” We are identified as salt, because as disciples of Jesus, we are designed to encourage the […]

Find Your Joy

What is the difference between happiness and joy? Happiness is about the search for “more” in life; more friends, more money, more acknowledgement, more power, etc. Joy is the discovery of an abundant life found in “less” focus on yourself and others and more on Christ. How often do we get confused between these two? Happiness is only […]

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