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!
Rejoice in our confident hope. Romans 12:12 NLT In light of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, it is hard to press on with our Christmas celebratory traditions. Apparently, those in Newtown felt similarly and have purged the town from its Christmas decorations out of respect for those who are mourning. Weepily, I worshipped during our Sunday morning worship … Continue reading Shepherds,Why This Jubilee?
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV (I recently came across this post on Facebook and was greatly inspired by it. It is a wonderful account of encouragement, faith and grace by Jessica Byrum, who is my cousin, Alegre’s friend. Jessica’s husband, Chris was in a horrific motorcycle … Continue reading Rebirthday Gratitude
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
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV Recently, I was praying for direction on what to share … Continue reading Anointed To Destroy: A Call To Prayer
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!
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!
Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:7, 8 Very recently, I had a revelation from a personal circumstance which gave me … Continue reading Rare Love
Bitter pill, blind alley, blow, blunder, bringdown, bummer, bust, calamity, defeat, disaster, discouragement, downer, downfall, drag, dud, error, failure, false alarm, faux pas, fiasco, fizzle, flash in the pan, impasse, inefficacy, lemon, letdown, miscalculation, mischance, misfortune, mishap, mistake, obstacle, old one-two, setback, slip, washout. What do all these words have in common? They are all synonyms for … Continue reading [dis-uh-point-muh’nt]