Your Biggest Problem Can Become Your Greatest Victory

What is your greatest problem?  Many people are dealing with really big issues such as health problems, the death of a spouse, loss of a job or other seemingly impossible situations. Our biggest problem, the impossible situation, the hopeless circumstance, can become the very thing that God uses to grant us the greatest victory ofContinue reading “Your Biggest Problem Can Become Your Greatest Victory”

Fight For Your Hope

What are you hoping for?  Are you struggling with an issue in your life or praying for God to change something?  When I’ve labored in prayer over an important matter, I admit, there have been times when I’ve felt like giving up.  I have been tired of striving and I’ve thought, “God will do whateverContinue reading “Fight For Your Hope”

Overjoyed

The moment when the disciples realized that Jesus was really alive, that He overcame death and was resurrected, they were overjoyed.   OVERJOYED!   They had been mourning since Jesus was arrested, beaten, condemned as a criminal and brutally crucified on the cross.  Not only had they been filled with grief, but they feared for their lives,Continue reading “Overjoyed”

Find Your Way To Jesus

In the bustling and crowded town of Bethlehem, just about everyone was busy with activity.  But in the midst of the crowds and the movement, several people found their way to Jesus that night.  How is that possible?  God gave clues and signs so that Jesus would be found.  An angel appeared to shepherds whileContinue reading “Find Your Way To Jesus”

The Chain of Faith – It’s Up To You

In the past year several elderly family members passed away, one of which was my mother-in-law, who was 100 years old.  Among the stories that were shared by the adult children at the funerals were memories of going to church with their parents and learning about God when they were very young.  As I reflectedContinue reading “The Chain of Faith – It’s Up To You”

Common Sense And A Friend Called Wisdom

Common sense.  Good sense.  Sound judgment.  Practical understanding.  Correct perspective.  Sensible observation.  Wise insight. When I was in second grade my teacher tweaked my cheek and declared to me, “You have common sense!” I wasn’t sure exactly what common sense was when I was in second grade, although I knew it must be a goodContinue reading “Common Sense And A Friend Called Wisdom”

The Purple Pants Prayer

When I’m out and about in my car and I see people walking down the street or standing at a bus stop, I’ve developed the practice of praying for these strangers.  For example, if I see someone smoking at the bus stop, I pray that God will inspire and strengthen the person to quit. IContinue reading “The Purple Pants Prayer”

Getting Better As Things Get Worse

Yesterday I was awake in the middle of the night listening to a sermon podcast.  I love learning and being uplifted by truth and hope.  Listening to Bible teaching redirects my mind from the latest news of problems in the world.  Then a thought came to my mind; while the world is becoming worse, ChristiansContinue reading “Getting Better As Things Get Worse”

Where Is Your Confidence?

Confidence is trust and assurance.  Where should we place our trust and assurance?  The Bible gives only one right answer to that question.  We are to place our trust, assurance, and confidence in God alone. Does this mean that we are not supposed to have any self-confidence?  No, we are not meant to be wimpyContinue reading “Where Is Your Confidence?”