Throughout my life, I have over and over again, seen people search for means of fulfilling themselves. I find it truly heartbreaking to watch. I have watched people who think money can buy their completeness. They work and work…save and save…buy and buy…yet still fill incomplete. Still others think human love can provide them with […]Read more "Complete"
As I wondered through Oldtown yesterday I saw a family with young children. They ran in and out of the stores purchasing items and food for their children in a very rushed unhappy manor. They stopped at the playground and they set a timer for 2 minutes. In the toy store they allowed 5 minutes […]Read more "Childhood"
Yesterday, I was listening to an album of hymns sung by Alabama. As I sang along to “Because He Lives” it struck me. That’s it! ”Because He lives, I can face tomorrow Because He lives, all fear is gone Because I know He holds the future And life is worth the living, just because He […]Read more "Because He Lives"
As a child, I learned very quickly that not everyone liked me, nor did I meet every person’s expectations. My parents taught me that it did not matter what people thought of me, their opinion was not the measure of my worthiness. Rather, I was fully accepted by my Heavenly Father. Not because of something […]Read more "Identity"
My son, Paul, brought this beautiful Thanksgiving gift home from school when he was in 1st grade. At first glance, I noticed his precious little hands were used to make the feathers of the turkey. However, what I found most intriguing was the paragraph about what he is thankful for. I think his words truly […]Read more "Unconditionally Loved"
Forgiveness… It has been a recurring theme for the last couple months of my life. Maybe it has been in yours too. In one of Craig’s early sermons he talked about forgiveness and the need to transfer the offenders from our system of justice to God’s by remove them from the jail of our hearts […]Read more "Forgiveness"
Since I was a very young child, I have been in awe of the world around me. I find the rocks, rivers, moon, mountains, animals, and stars are mesmerizing and beautiful. I am drawn to creation because in it I see the attributes of my Heavenly Father. As I gaze upon His work, I am […]Read more "Nothing Too Difficult"
Yesterday was the National Day of Prayer. As I was meditating on the significance of prayer for every moment and experience of our lives, this scripture came to mind. I find the words of this verse very beautiful. I am in awe that the God of this Universe takes time to listen to little old […]Read more "He Listens"
Do you realize that as a child of God you have already defeated this world? Nothing this life can throw at you can take away the victory you have in Christ Jesus. No evil. No disease. No person. Not even Satan himself. Nothing! This verse reminds us that God has overcome the world. Not might. […]Read more "Overcome"
Most of us at some point in our lives have felt the pit of discouragement. We each have our own reasons that brought us to that point. Whether you are experiencing it today, will experience it in the future, or desire to help someone who is in dismay right now, David offers us an antidote […]Read more "Climbing out of the Pit"