In the Old Testament, God required His people to offer sacrifices to Him on a regular basis. They were primarily animals—doves, lambs, and bulls—that they would slaughter and burn on an altar before God. These sacrifices, or offerings, were given to receive forgiveness for sin and to express thanksgiving and devotion to God. It was … Continue reading The Greatest Sacrifice
My husband Michael likes to make his own air popped popcorn. Because we like to eat healthy, Michael seasons it himself rather than using a store-bought mix. We all enjoy it—except when it comes to the salt. Michael likes his salty, and since we use sea salt, it turns out very salty. After complaining about … Continue reading Are You Salty?
Our world values many things: money, family, sports, education, and entertainment, just to name a few. But nothing, nothing, is as valuable as God’s written Word. We often consider the Bible as simply a book, pages with letters and numbers. It sits on our coffee tables and beside our beds, only occasionally opened. And when … Continue reading A Word More Precious Than Gold
The ultimate sacrifice made is not for a cause but for a person. Lay your life down daily, not for Christianity, but for Jesus Christ. "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12:1
When we place value on what God has written in His Word, we will place value on what He verbally speaks to our hearts. Let's value His Word today! “I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food." Job 23:12
Everything about my pregnancy and delivery of my daughter was an answer to prayer. For nine months I believed God for a healthy and uneventful pregnancy. I trusted Him for a smooth, quick delivery with no cesarean section, epidural, or negative surprises. Most of all, I desired a healthy baby. As the faithful God that … Continue reading The Spirit of Thankfulness