The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:9,5
My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. (Proverbs 3:1-12 NIV) Have you ever had a hard time rejoicing with those who rejoice? Felt disheartened when you heard someone else receive a compliment? Suffered dejection … Continue reading Resented Rebukes
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!
And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, that those things which are not shaken may remain. Hebrews 12:27 ASV Today I am writing to you on the 3rd Birthday of Better Off Read Ministries. I had intended to celebrate by … Continue reading Shaken
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
Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11 NKJV Do You Hear What I Hear … Continue reading Do You See What I See?
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. NKJV I have lived long enough to know there is a reason why Christian leaders encourage you to do your devotions in the morning. However, because of circumstances, for the past few weeks I have been doing them before I go to bed at night. Do I … Continue reading Just Sayin’
He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Matthew 28:6 The story is told about a store manager who overheard his clerk tell a customer, “No, ma’am, we haven’t had any for a while, and it doesn’t look as if we’ll be getting any soon.” Horrified, the manager came running over to the customer and … Continue reading Just As He Said
For Jesus doesn’t change—yesterday, today, tomorrow, he’s always totally himself. Hebrews 13:8 MSG Our youngest daughter is very unique. While many kids try to hide their disobedience or lie about what they have done wrong, she comes to us and asks to be punished. Just about nine times out of ten, no punishment is necessary … Continue reading Unfailingly Unchanging
“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