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

No Useless Word

While in a Sunday night church service recently, God spoke to me in a strong tone: “My words will not return void!” Though I didn’t see anything with my physical eyes or hear anything audibly, I sensed that He was standing in front of me.  He wasn’t angry but urgent.  I knew He wanted me … Continue reading No Useless Word

Too Busy for Jesus, Part 2

Jesus First Jesus clearly states what our priorities as Christians should look like in Matthew 6:31-33: “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek … Continue reading Too Busy for Jesus, Part 2

Be Strong

We often try to be strong in life by relying on our physical efforts: exercising, changing our diet, rearranging our finances, getting a better education, acquiring a better job, or getting married. These are all good goals, but true strength comes from "waiting on the Lord" (Isaiah 40:31). When putting God FIRST by giving Him … Continue reading Be Strong