“…the sheepherders talked it over. “Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us.” They left, running,” Luke 2:15 (MSG) The kings “entered the house and saw the child in the arms of Mary, his mother. Overcome, they kneeled Read More ….
“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.” I Thess 5:16-18 (MSG) What? I’m supposed to go around with a happy face pasted on? Days when our loved ones’ mental illness is causing great distress for everyone, it is hard to even think about Read More ….
I’m happy to be part of Life of a Homeschool Mom holiday posts, ABCs of Homeschooling through the Holidays. Each day guest bloggers share tips, hints, and encouragement based on a letter of the alphabet. How often are you asked “Are you ready for Christmas?” Or read an article “Easy Read More ….
I’m full of joy. I mean full to overflowing. Oh, how I long to share my joy. But few would accept it. You see my joy has come in trials and tribulations. James, the brother of Jesus, wrote, Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of Read More ….
When teaching my tweens and teens at home, I found it hard to find a simple devotional that they could relate to. My children didn’t date, didn’t deal with locker room gossip, or the usual school social structure. In fact, some of the typical devotionals written for young people glorified Read More ….
Like Bibles, I often wonder if there are too many versions of devotional books. Think about it. There’s the Women’s Bible, Men’s Bible, Patriot Bible, African American Bible, to name just a smattering of titles. Check the devotional section of a Bible bookstore and you’ll find similar titles: Devotionals for Read More ….
January is over, so it doesn’t seem like the beginning of the year any longer. Why would I even be talking about a fresh start? It’s never too late; you can start fresh, make new resolutions any time. For many of us our resolutions have come, and gone. Each year Read More ….
9 Ways to Improve Your Prayer Life From Prayer Power by Peter Lundell 1. Establish a designated place to pray. 2. Set a designated time of day to pray. 3. Use written prayers or music to help get started. 4. Repent of the things that hinder your prayer. 5. Pray Read More ….
Peter Lundell, a former missionary to Japan, is a pastor at Walnut Blessing Church in Walnut, California. He has an MDiv and DMiss from Fuller Theological Seminary and is the founder of the Walnut Valley Pastors’ Prayer Network. Lundell is the author of two books, and his articles have appeared Read More ….
I believe it is possible to have a personal, one-to-one relationship with God. Yes, the God Creator of the universe. A relationship that is personal has intimate conversations. Sarah Young shares her conversations with God in Jesus Calling, Enjoying Peace in His Presence. Inspired by the anonymous writings of God Read More ….