Finish Well

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 (NIV) As much as I like the beginning of a new season whether that is the season on the calendar, school, Bible Study, MOPS, or even the elections,...

Shiny Clay Pot

Like a coating of silver dross on earthenware     are fervent lips with an evil heart. Proverbs 26:23 (NIV) I stopped and paused while reading Proverbs the other day. I know what silver is and I like silver (other than I hate to polish it), but what is silver dross?...

Life is NOT Fair

We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.  And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. Romans 5:3:4 (NLT) My word for 2013 is...

Resolve

I know, my God, that you examine our hearts and rejoice when you find integrity there.  1 Chronicles 29:17 (NLT) Endurance. Perseverance. Integrity. These words really test our mettle—what we are made of. Hard words. Often abandoned or ignored words. I know because I...