Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her. Luke 1:45 NIV Tonight, this verse in Luke is jumping off the page and doing a swan dive smack into the deepest part of my heart. It’s a reminder and a balm for this Mama. From the first phone call notifying […]
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“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 […]
Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with the saving might of his right hand. Psalm 20:6 ESV Hands can be used for grasping, holding, pulling, creating, rescuing, and nurturing. They can also help communicate emotions or make a point. They can be as soft as […]
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22 ESV Where do you feel the safest? Are there places in your life where you’ve settled? Do you want to be fearless? Since the beginning of January God has brought these three questions to my attention. God’s been speaking to […]
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 […]
And the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him?” 2 Samuel 9:3 Life changes in an instant and it’s no respecter of common folk or nobility. In mere seconds, life can make a 360- degree shift, through no fault of […]
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 Grace. I’ve been pondering this word all week. I stumbled on the sixteenth verse of Hebrews chapter four, and it has captured my thoughts. I’ve been […]
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 […]
…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 […]
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