The Birds and the Lilies

When I hear the birds of the air, I hear them singing: "We are happy, We are fed, By the Father's hand,  We get our bread." When I see the lilies of the field, I see them expressing: "We are beautiful, We are dressed, By the Father's hand, We are blessed." When I consider these…

Graceful Woman, You Inspire Me

I've observed her tangled heart for years,  Living a downtroddened life, She wasn't expecting.  Her husband commanding and demanding from her, No love in the way she desires, Nor the security needed.  His impulses and anger getting the best of him,  Her cleaning up the messes, Hoping things will change.  Him provoking her to her…

Neglected Household

Sparks of thought I can't contain, So many other things to do, But inspiration draws me in, So that I neglect you. She looks well to the ways of her household.... Proverbs‬ ‭31:27‬a Prayer: Forgive me, Father, when I neglect the well-being of my household for less important ventures. Amen.

Utilize Your Brethren

What a mockery to pray for help when you refuse to utilize the brethren God has put around you! No, they may not be able to resolve your exact problem or give you the answers that you want to hear, but they can be there to provide prayer, wisdom, encouragement, and support in bearing these…

The Problem is not Anger, Grief, or Stress

The problem is not that we experience anger, grief, or stress. These are all reflective of our need for justice, love, and peace. It's when we allow it to consume us at the expense of not trusting in God, Who is the ultimate source of justice, love, and peace. Prayer (from Psalms‬ ‭25:1-2, 9-10, 20-21):…

Baptism’s Truth

Oh Baptism, with so many conflicting teachings, where can I find your proof for truth? Tradition or conviction? “He who believes and is baptized will be saved...” Mark‬ ‭16:16‬ Sprinkle or immerse? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death... Romans‬ ‭6:4‬ Remission or gesture? “Repent, and let every one of you be…

Entrusted to Me by God

Dear Child, I will continue to lovingly instruct or rebuke you until you have proven your trustworthiness in the responsibilities you have been given. This is a responsibility entrusted to me by God. Love, Mom The rod and rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Proverbs‬ ‭29:15‬ Prayer:…

Intentionally Choose Our Yeses

Whatever we select to say yes to inheritly means saying no to all the other coinciding options. Let's intentionally choose our yeses with godly purpose. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each…