Inner life shapes outer attitudes

Inner life shapes outer attitudes The joy of the Lord is your strength – Nehemiah 8:10 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  16 Always be joyful.  17 Never stop praying.  18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 21st-century life is filled with challenges and demands unimagined ofContinue reading “Inner life shapes outer attitudes”

The insanity of unbelief

The insanity of unbelief Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” – John 11:25-26 Ecclesiastes 10:12-13  12 Wise words bring approval, but fools are destroyedContinue reading “The insanity of unbelief”

The rebellion of unforgiveness

The rebellion of unforgiveness Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. – Ephesians 4:32 Matthew 6:10-15  10 May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.  11 Give us today the food we need,  12 and forgiveContinue reading “The rebellion of unforgiveness”

Temp help – permanent protection

Temp help – permanent protection I entrust my spirit into your hand. Rescue me, LORD, for you are a faithful God. – Psalms 31:5 Psalms 31:1-10  1 O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced. Save me, for you do what is right.  2 Turn your ear to listenContinue reading “Temp help – permanent protection”

A diagnosis for what ails you

A diagnosis for what ails you Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. – Proverbs 13:12 John10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you,Continue reading “A diagnosis for what ails you”

Don’t get sidetracked ∙

Don’t get sidetracked ∙ Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil. – Proverbs 4:27 Jeremiah 15:19 If you return to me, I will restore you so you can continue to serve me. If you speak good words rather than worthless ones, you will be my spokesman. You must influence them; do not letContinue reading “Don’t get sidetracked ∙”

Lost yet wonderfully recovered ∙

LLost yet wonderfully recovered ∙ Shaphan also told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a scroll.” So Shaphan read it to the king. – 2 Kings 22:10 2 Kings 22:11-19  11 When the king heard the words of the book of the law, he tore his clothes.  12 Then the king commanded HilkiahContinue reading “Lost yet wonderfully recovered ∙”

Our dependable North Star ∙

Our dependable North Star ∙ Whatever is good and perfect comes 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 Psalms 136:3-9  3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords. His faithful love endures forever.  4 Give thanksContinue reading “Our dependable North Star ∙”