Message of Hope

Do you get depressed by the current news from the Middle East? Take a moment of list to these words of hope and song from a 10 year old Iraqi girl living in a refugee camp. Her maturity and love is amazing. Make sure you also listen to her wonderful song.


Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  ~Matthew 6:26

His Eye is on the Sparrow

“I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free, For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.” ~Civilla D. Martin

Seeking Early

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” – Proverbs 8:17

What is Your Aim?

I think this devotional by John Piper is a good meditation for the new year. In the comments, Pastor Piper says,  “God’s revealed will for you is that when you get up in the morning, you don’t drift aimlessly through the day letting mere circumstances alone dictate what you do, but that you aim at…

Abide in Me

Daily Wisdom: December 29 What does it mean to “abide in me?” This devotional includes some sound advice to practice in the new year. We begin with faith, hope and love and then make those traits visible through daily prayer, Scripture study, denial of self, and patience. Click on the link below for the full…

Awake My Soul

“Awake, my soul, and sing of Him who died for thee,and hail Him as thy matchless King through all eternity.” ~ Matthew Bridges, 1800-1894, and Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903 Hope you soul is singing on this Lord’s Day!


“Don’t worry about what you do not understand…Worry about what you do understand in the Bible and do not live by.” ~Corrie Ten Boom

Great in All the Earth

“Great in all the Earth is Your glory oh God The universe declares how amazing You are Over history, and eternity, You alone are Lord and King” ~Great in all the Earth – Starfield

A Reminder from Micah

O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NLT)

Filled with Joy and Peace

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV)

Bearing Fruit in Every Good Work

I am joining over 10,000  women in the Living Proof Ministries (Beth Moore) scripture memory challenge for 2013. On the first and fifteenth of each month, you post a verse on the LPM blog that particularly applies to your life at that moment. The goal is to end the year with 24 new verses added…


“He is not here; He has risen…” Matthew 28:6 “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 “Men of Galilee, why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven will…

Walking for Water

While I was in Charleston, South Carolina for a long weekend with the granddaughters, we joined with over 2,000 walkers to support Water Missions International in their mission of providing fresh water systems in the poverty-stricken areas of the world. At the registration area, walkers picked up empty buckets – symbolizing daily routine of millions of people who…

Amazing Love – The Legacy of Charles Wesley

Whether it is “blue jean” contemporary services, traditional church services with pipe organs, or an informal worship gathering  under trees in a small African village, the words that Charles Wesley wrote in the 1700s are still being sung by and impacting Christians worldwide. Charles Wesley is often considered less well known than his older brother, John. However both Wesley…

But God…

Last Sunday in the study of Ephesians, the pastor discussed the “but God” moments of life—those times when God intervenes through circumstances or people to save us and grow us in our walk with Christ. In his commentary on Ephesians, James Montgomery Boice remarks, “Those two words, in and of themselves, in a sense contain the whole of…

Growing in Knowledge

In Ephesians 1:17, Paul talks about growing in the knowledge of God … “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him”… (NKJV). The New Living Translation paraphrases the verse as “to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so…

Theology Trumps Biology

 “Theology trumps biology.”  This was one of the points made our pastor, Beau Eckart, during Sunday’s sermon on Ephesians 1: 1-14. Our theology must be based on truth rather than how we are feeling on a particular day. The letter to the Ephesians begins with a listing of our spiritual blessings in Christ. In verse…