Quieter heartbreaks ∙

Quieter heartbreaks ∙ The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. – Psalms 9:9 Matthew 24:3-9  3 Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?  4 And Jesus answered and said to them, SeeContinue reading “Quieter heartbreaks ∙”

Speak smooth things – prophesy illusions

Speak smooth things – prophesy illusions [They] say to the seers, “Do not see,” and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right; speak to us smooth things, prophesy illusions.” – Isaiah 30:10 – ESV They tell the seers, “Stop seeing visions!” They tell the prophets, “Don’t tell us what is right.Continue reading “Speak smooth things – prophesy illusions”

Overcoming evil, bias, and discrimination

Overcoming evil, bias, and discrimination Every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. – 1 John 5:4 1 John 2:12-17  12 I am writing to you, who are God’s children, because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus.  13 I am writing to you who are matureContinue reading “Overcoming evil, bias, and discrimination”

Perfect peace ∙

Perfect peace ∙ You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you – Isaiah 26:3 Colossians 3:15-17  15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.  16 Let the word of Christ richlyContinue reading “Perfect peace ∙”

The beginning of sorrows ∙

The beginning of sorrows ∙ For troubles surround me – too many to count! – Psalms 40:12 Romans 8:18-23  18 Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.  19 For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his childrenContinue reading “The beginning of sorrows ∙”