Tag Archives: Hope

Close Encounters of a Different Kind

My brothers and sisters, think of the various tests you encounter as occasions for joy.  James 1:2 CEB The brochure had read: Encounter Spiritual Renewal Retreat  Get away to rekindle your relationship with God through solitude, prayer, relaxation and connection with other women in ministry. Gratefully, everything fell into place and I was able to spend the Encounter … Continue reading Close Encounters of a Different Kind

Total Recall

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

The Day I Went To The Grocery Store And Came Home A Control Freak

There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears. Philippians 1:6 MSG He was a handsome young man–about the age of sixteen, I guessed. He towered … Continue reading The Day I Went To The Grocery Store And Came Home A Control Freak

Blossoms of Life

The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Isaiah 35:1 (I rarely post my sermons on the Better Off Read website. But today is an exception. The following are excerpts taken from Blossoms of Life, a sermon given at Life in Christ Center, The Dalles, Oregon for their Women’s … Continue reading Blossoms of Life

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 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!