Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27 In the early 1950’s the radio broadcast, This I Believe, entertained listening audiences all over our nation. Inspiring essays of belief and personal motivation written by both celebrities and ordinary people were read … Continue reading This I Believe
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” Luke 6:41 Lately, I have really been feeling my age. When I run into “kids” that are now in their twenties or thirties and I knew them back when they were … Continue reading The Boomerang
And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14:13 NIV (Todays post is taken from an email letter I received. The names have been changed and it has been edited for brevity.) Lisa, I’m struggling with a couple of verses. Recently my … Continue reading Whatever You Ask In My Name
I promise that I will honor those who honor me. 1 Samuel 2:30 GW Well, another Olympics has come and gone. I am always inspired by the discipline, determination and sacrifice of the competing athletes. They start very young in life learning, practicing and denying themselves many of the things in which the rest of us … Continue reading Sacred Honor
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; Psalm 23:4a NIV For those of you who don’t know, Better Off Read Ministries, was ‘born’ on December 2, 2011 at Calvary Chapel, Kennewick, as I spoke at their Women’s Christmas Banquet. This website was conceived from my dream to write, … Continue reading Valley of a Vision
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” Genesis 4:9 Recently, my husband was driving from our home to a construction job that was fairly close by. As he drove to his destination, he became aware of a young man driving a … Continue reading My Brother’s Keeper
The desert and the parched land will be glad;the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. Isaiah 35:1,2 Last summer I was seated in the waiting room at the physical therapy office where I take my daughter. It has been a weekly routine for … Continue reading The Wilderness Will Rejoice and Blossom
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8 I didn’t know it at the time. But as I was growing up, my father was teaching me the “art” of Reframing. I’m not talking about … Continue reading Reclaim! Reframe!
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 NLT Growing up in a military home, I knew the meaning of Memorial Day. Unfortunately sometimes familiarity can lead to indifference. It wasn’t until my first experience with the loss of a soldier of whom I knew personally that … Continue reading No Greater Love
“I tell you the truth,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age (homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields–and with them, persecutions) and in … Continue reading What Would You Do?