Entries by Sheryl Pepple

This Time

For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?                                                                                       Esther 4:14 (NIV) July is full of sweet memories of vacations […]

What We Know To Be True

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.                                                    2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV Have you ever been really, really, sure of something …only to find out you were completely wrong? My funniest example happened […]

Living Water

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’                                                                      John 7:38 ESV   No one ever said it would be this hard or last this long. A vivid memory from my younger days sometimes floods my mind. I remember a story on the national […]

Stay Connected

I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.                                                                                 John 15:5 ESV  What are you living for? It’s a question we come face to face with when our world is turned upside down by […]

What Can I Do?

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.                                                                                                                    Isaiah 26:3 ESV   My whole world is upside down. Why am I still here? These thoughts and many like them can run through our minds time and time again. We often question our purpose when our […]

Draw Closer

Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.                                                                                                                 John 16:7 ESV I AM SICK OF DEATH! Raw, heartfelt words exchanged with one of […]

Kaleidoscope Vision

Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember?                                                                                 Mark 8:17-18 NIV Harsh words! Jesus rebuked the disciples because they failed to understand the meaning of His presence with them. They saw things from […]

A More Grateful Heart

For although they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.                                                                                                                                                                    Romans 1:21 ESV Is it okay to be angry with God? It is a much-debated topic amongst Christians with no easy answer. Personally, I tend to […]

A God Focused Perspective

God is my strong fortress and He makes my way perfect.                                                                                             2 Samuel 22:33 NLT OVERWHELMED. I have a confession to make. I have felt overwhelmed more days than not since I lost my husband five years ago. This week I finally had a major breakthrough. Or so I thought. Day after day I struggled with feeling […]