Respect

Respect

 Obey the people who have authority in this world. Do this for the Lord. Obey the king, who is the highest authority. And obey the leaders who are sent by the king. They are sent to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. So when you do good, you...
Special Season

Special Season

There is a time for everything,     and everything on earth has its special season. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NCV) Do you remember years ago when we had our colors done? The purpose was to find colors to accent hair, skin, and eye color to their best advantage when choosing...
Embrace Change

Embrace Change

Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. James 1:17 (NLT)   A nine-year-old girl joined her mother and aunt for a week of camp at Forest...
Normal or New

Normal or New

When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. Genesis 8:11(NIV) I recently read the story of Noah and the ark during my quiet time, it gave me some...
Cheer up!

Cheer up!

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble; but cheer up! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (WEB) Whoever thought we would be in lockdown for five months? I happened to be returning from a trip to see my...
Acceptance

Acceptance

 I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize.  My friends, I don’t feel that I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead....
Waitin’ in the Starbucks line

Waitin’ in the Starbucks line

 Everyone should give whatever they have decided in their heart. They shouldn’t give with hesitation or because of pressure. God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 (CEB) I’m not one of those who likes the stay-at-home orders we are living under. I know it...
Blooms

Blooms

The desert and dry land will become happy;     the desert will be glad and will produce flowers. Like a flower, it will have many blooms.     It will show its happiness, as if it were shouting with joy. Isaiah 35:1-2 (NCV) As the shelter-in-place continues, my spirit...
Take a Breath

Take a Breath

For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.  Job 33:4 (NLT) Words. Internet words. words on a Chiron. Words on social media. Words scribbled on businesses, walls, windows, monuments, signs. The TV images scream out words. Most are...
Look to Me

Look to Me

 For my eyes are toward You, O God the Lord. In You I have a safe place. Do not leave me without help. Psalm 141:8 (NLV)   A reporter interviewed an off-duty police officer about a rescue he had recently performed while on a hike with his family. Another hiker...
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