In Everything Give Thanks

In Everything Give Thanks

Whatever happens, give thanks, because it is God’s will in Christ Jesus that you do this. I Thessalonians 5:18 (GW) A previous pastor often noted in his Thanksgiving sermon that he was thankful for his bed, his car, his dog, good food, and clothes to wear — so many...
Will You Help Me?

Will You Help Me?

Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace. 1 Peter 4:10 (NCV) I visited my grandgirlies a couple of weeks ago. Normally, one of Mark’s kids will come and stay with him when I travel but this...
Do NOT Fall

Do NOT Fall

He makes me as surefooted as a deer,     enabling me to stand on mountain heights. You have made a wide path for my feet     to keep them from slipping. 2 Samuel 22: 34, 37 (NLT) I fell and broke my elbow about 20 years ago requiring surgery followed up by physical...
God Will Make a Way

God Will Make a Way

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 (NLT) Sometimes the problem appears so complicated that a solution seems impossible to find. It weighs you down...
A Beautiful Woman

A Beautiful Woman

Don’t depend on things like fancy hairdos or gold jewelry or expensive clothes to make you look beautiful. Be beautiful in your heart by being gentle and quiet. This kind of beauty will last, and God considers it very special. 1 Peter 3:3-4 (CEV) I have five...
Slavery or Freedom, Part 2

Slavery or Freedom, Part 2

We have freedom now, because Christ made us free. So stand strong. Do not change and go back into the slavery of the law. Galatians 5:1 (NCV) Learning to dance is so unnatural at first, particularly for someone like me who never danced. And, because I had always...