Entries by Jill Byard

God is Good-3

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5 While reading this verse, I catch a glimpse of God’s Father personality so clearly. I see Him and me sitting at the kitchen table having a deep conversation. As I see the conversation starting to wrap up, I […]


See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God, that “no root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.    Hebrews 12:15 ESV Have you ever heard the saying, “Choose better over bitter?” As a woman who’s had to bury my husband at the age of […]

You’re Amazing!

Therefore, encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.                                                                     1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV Our journeys are as unique as our husbands. Sometimes, our paths do not always parallel one another. However, we all need encouragement. I don’t know too many people who become frustrated with someone because they’ve offered […]

Worship The Lord Our Maker

Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:6 (NIV) We are fast approaching the summertime in my part of the country. Our lake is finally free of ice, and the apple blossoms and lilac bushes are beginning to bloom. Trees, bushes and fields are exploding into […]

Build, Worship, Move Forward

…And there he built an altar to the Lord and called upon the name of the Lord. And Abram journeyed on, still going toward the Negeb. Genesis 12:8-9 (esv) Sometimes I find it difficult to glimpse what moving forward looks like, and adding steps to walk in it makes my feet feel as if I […]