Cheer Up!

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” Psalm 25:16, NIV
July 11th is “Cheer up the Lonely Day” in the United States. Although we are more connected to other people via the internet than ever before, people are feeling more isolated than ever before. For some facts about loneliness, …

Cheer Up!

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” Psalm 25:16, NIV July 11th is “Cheer up the Lonely Day” in the United States. Although we are more connected to other people via the internet than ever before, people are feeling more isolated than ever … Read More →

One Month to Live

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16, NKJV Our church just finished a fantastic sermon series titled, “One Month to Live.” Our pastor asserted that when we embrace the reality of death, it helps us … Read More →

My Hero

“Let your light so shine before men that they mat see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16, NKJV We all know a special person who inspires and encourages us in our faith. Maybe it’s a family member, a friend, or someone with public influence. Someone … Read More →

Spreading That Neighborly Love with Compassion

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:31 NIV) “Like a good neighbor…” we all know … Read More →

Never-ending Winter

“The LORD is near to all who call upon Him; To all who call upon Him in truth.” Psalm 145:18, NKJV It’s March, which supposedly is the month when Spring starts. From where I’m sitting, Springtime seems like an unrealistic fantasy. It’s still very brown and greyish white everywhere. Sure, … Read More →

Share the Love

When I was single, I dreaded Valentine’s Day. I always felt left out when I saw other ladies flaunt the flowers and cards they had received from their boyfriends/husbands. I still don’t really love the holiday itself, but I do understand the value of telling people that you love them. … Read More →

One Word 2019

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17, NKJV It’s a new year and, once again, time to turn our attention to One Word. If you are new to this practice, many … Read More →

Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James 1:16, NKJV As Christians, we know that Christmas isn’t about Santa. But this month’s writing prompt is! Have some fun as … Read More →

Hunting for Contentment

“Now godliness with contentment is great gain.” 1 Timothy 6:6, NKJV Last month, the theme in our children’s ministry was “Hunting for Contentment.” The last week featured a little skit in which all the characters were “hunting” for different things (popularity, physical achievement, having “stuff,” academic excellence, etc). It ended … Read More →

Happy Birthday to You

Ask any kid and they should be able to tell you exactly how many days away his or her birthday is, especially when it gets close. When the big day comes, kids have high expectations of cakes, candles, a big gathering of friends, and a mountain of presents. This month’s … Read More →