Always Return

We are weak. We are all weak in some area that we think we are confident, and in a moments glimpse we can sin in a way that will cause our hearts to grieve.

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Joy in Trials

If I only put my stock in the good days in my life, then I miss the joy that my trials can produce. It's inevitable that I am going to suffer in this life. We all will suffer something. Are my sufferings greater than others? Yes. Are my sufferings less than others? Yes. Whether they…

Poem: Peace in God’s Omnipresence

I don't know where you are, Nothing of what you're doing, How you are feeling today, If your life has improved. But God does. I can't be there for comfort, Share my concerned heart, Give you encouragement, The care that you deserve. But God can. So I pray for you, Knowing that He hears me,…

Poem: Unyielded Anger

Unyielded anger lingers inside, Against wickedness committed. The perpetrator unrepentant, Nothing left but to stew. Bitterness, wrath, vengeance, Poisons the unsatisfied soul. Release it to God weary mind, Before you implode. ....do not let the sun go down on your wrath.... Ephesians‬ ‭4:26b ...."Vengeance is mine, I will repay," says the Lord. Romans 12:19b "....pray…

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…

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):…

Thoughts

Where are your thoughts today? Are they producing feelings of love, joy, peace, or thanksgiving? Whatever we dwell on in our minds will generate our feelings and who we ultimately are. Pay attention to what you are thinking and consciously replace any negative thoughts with ones that are worthy of a merry life. Finally, brethren,…