Take a Licking and Keep on Ticking

“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. 8 We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10 always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that Read more…

It Takes ALL That I Have

“Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name!” — Psalm 103:1, NKJV   I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “Give it all you’ve got.” Or “You’ve got to give it all you got.” If so, then that’s precisely what David is implying Read more…

Commute and Commune

“Enoch walked with God, and he was not, for God took him.” – Genesis 5:24, ESV   Do you have a special place designated for meeting with God – a place where you can still away and share your concerns and express your thoughts? Often, when driving to work, I Read more…

What Are You Thankful For?

Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! — Psalm 107:8, NKJV   Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness… Thursday, November 23, 2023, is the annual national holiday Thanksgiving Day in the United States. It is a day when Read more…

Blind Hope

“So, because our hope is set on what is yet to be seen, we patiently keep on waiting for its fulfillment.” (Romans 8:25, TPT)   As believers, there are moments in our lives when we feel like hope has abandoned us. Perhaps it’s waiting for the job offer, or the Read more…

We Go Way Back

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.” — Jeremiah 1:5a Have you ever found yourself with a group of people, and there’s one person in the group who has known you for quite some time? Somewhere in the conversations, this person comments, “We go way back.” Their informal Read more…

My Heart Leaped for Joy

“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” — Psalm 122:1   How often have you been in church, and the worship leader, pastor, or the person presiding over the service opened with Psalm 122:1? “I was glad when they said Read more…

And God Said…

“The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” — Isaiah 40:8   The beginning of a new year sometimes causes us to reflect upon our lives. We think about what we have accomplished, where we are, and what we desire to strive towards in Read more…