Shortcuts

“Don’t look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don’t fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. (Matthew 7:13, The Message) I was once in an elevator that got stuck in between two floors. I…

Step Out in Faith

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. (Hebrews 11:6, NIV) Have you ever felt the prompting to do something or go somewhere that made no sense? Sometimes God will send us on unknown journeys…

Fear

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27, NIV) The enemy has a habit of trying to step into our lives making us feel uneasy and afraid. Spending time…

Open Thou Mine Eyes

“Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” (Psalm 119:18 from the KJV of the Holy Bible) I am so grateful that we have the Bible to live by.  Scripture has a way of turning any situation around.  I would have to say that one of my favorite things about scripture is…

Life With Purpose

Keep me safe, O God, I’ve run for dear life to you. I say to God, “Be my Lord!” Without you, nothing makes sense. (Psalm 16:1-2) Like all of you, I have so many friends and family who are not saved.  I’ve had countless conversations with several of them about life and its purpose. I…

Our Good Shepherd

For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. (1 Peter 2:25, KJV) It is so easy to get off track. Whether we are into a new fitness regime, trying to eat better, or have created a goal for ourselves to think more positively, slipping back…