This morning as I was enjoying on social media the many Thanksgiving photos of dear friends and their smiling families seated at Turkey feasts, a thought occurred to me. There are many who are not “feeling” the joy as the holidays are now upon us. Later, I read the following daily devotional by Charles Spurgeon with my husband … Continue reading How Fresh Is The Mountain Air
My grace is enough; it’s all you need. 2 Corinthians 12:9a MSG This past Sunday, our Worship leader led us in a new song–new to me anyway, Christ Is Enough by Hillsong. As I sang the song, I was reminded of a devotional challenge my good friend and neighbor, Kelly participated in a few years ago. It was called … Continue reading Enough
I have been young, and now I am old, but I have never seen a righteous person abandoned or his descendants begging for food. Psalm 37:25 GW I have always imagined what the view would look like from here. And now I have arrived. I think most would agree anything over fifty is considered over the … Continue reading The View From Over The Hill
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV Today’s post is part 2 of the Israel Chronicles which is a series … Continue reading Streams in the Desert (Israel Chronicles–Part 2)
Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy: “It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God’s mouth.” Matthew 4:4 MSG It’s New Year’s day, the time of year to make some changes to improve ourselves. After some prayer and consideration I decided I’m going to eat more! Every year … Continue reading Eat More!
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 After twenty-seven-and-a-half years of marriage, my husband knows just what to say. When asked the most consequential question that wives have been asking their unsuspecting husbands … Continue reading One Step Ahead Of You
In the day when I called, You answered me; and You strengthened me with strength in my inner self. Psalm 138: 3 AMP This past Sunday, my husband and I decided to switch things up a bit. We ordinarily attend our church’s “contemporary” service which meets later and has more contemporary worship. We decided to … Continue reading For The Living Of These Days
This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:21-23 NASB This morning I felt impressed to pray this prayer; for every person who has liked the BetterOffRead.com Facebook page, has logged in as a user … Continue reading Total Recall
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. Colossians 1:13-14 NLT If you have been on the Better Off Read website before, you may have noticed the BURNING BUSH SIGHTINGS CATEGORY. These are posts on particular topics … Continue reading Freedom Purchased!
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.. Colossians 1:13,14 This week’s post is an excerpt from one of my favorite books, When God Weeps, by Joni Eareckson-Tada and Steven Estes. This is what … Continue reading The Rescue!