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…

Using Our Gifts

“God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with all the strength and energy that…

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!

Backyard Bird Count

This weekend is your chance to be a citizen scientist and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Take as little as fifteen minutes to observe the birds in your backyard and then report on the web site at The information from bird watchers across the United States and Canada provides important data for…


“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)

Rejected…. again

This year we were sure the Eastern bluebirds were going to nest in one of our bluebird houses. For the past several years, we have spent a fortune on mealworms, made sure there was always fresh water in the winter and pampered the bluebirds in every way we could in hopes of having a nesting…

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…

Accomplishing Words

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth, it shall not return to me empty, but…

Landscaping with the Word

In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life. James 1: 21 (The Message)


“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…