New Seasons

God is the Author of new seasons. Though His nature and His Word never changes (Matthew 23:35; Malachi 3:6), God brings newness wherever He goes.  We find evidence of this in the earth, world history, and even in the Bible. He clearly has no fear of change! Just as the physical seasons change from summer … Continue reading New Seasons

The Garment of Praise

We all experience challenges in our lives.  We’ve known sickness, financial lack, broken relationships, disappointments, and even the death of loved ones.  As a result, we have had many opportunities to feel sad, discouraged, and depressed. Like a wet and ratty bathrobe, those feelings and emotions may cling to us, reminding us daily of our … Continue reading The Garment of Praise

Merry Christmas!

The Madrid family would like to wish you a Merry Christmas!  May we not forget the One who gave His life so we would have reason to celebrate. For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty … Continue reading Merry Christmas!

Blog Changes

Hello, readers!  I hope you are doing well as you prepare for Christmas! I am preparing to launch my first full-length, non-fiction book, I'll Find Him with You, in March!  It's very exciting, but in the process, it's going to require some tweaking of my social media.  This means that you will probably see some … Continue reading Blog Changes

The Spirit of Fear by Jack Hayford

In the old King James, 1 John 4:18 reads, "Fear hath torment." Another way I have thought about this throughout the years is that “fear hath torpedoes.” This is because the spirit of fear will take potshots at you and me every chance it gets. And maybe without even realizing it, we begin to duck … Continue reading The Spirit of Fear by Jack Hayford