I replied, “But my work seems so useless! I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose.” Isaiah 49:4 It is easy to lose hope when our work seems meaningless. It is built into our DNA to make a difference. We want our days filled with purpose and our lives to mean something …

“For my people have done two evil things: They have abandoned me—the fountain of living water. And they have dug for themselves cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all!” Jeremiah 2:13 On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to …

Hope. Elpis. Confident expectation. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 Hope – looking forward with confident expectation – is a necessary element of successful living. What causes you to lose hope? What puts your hope on hold? If hope is the light that illuminates …

Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill? Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right, speaking the truth from sincere hearts. Those who refuse to gossip or harm their neighbors or speak evil of their friends. Those who despise flagrant sinners, and honor the faithful …

Remember, change and growth aren’t easy. But you can be easy on yourself. Take a break from the negative self-talk and embrace the process of growing. Have a great Saturday!

God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 Although …

As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind… Mark 4:35-36 The apostles returned to Jesus from their ministry tour and told him all they had done and taught. Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves …

As soon as Jesus heard the news, he left in a boat to a remote area to be alone.  Matthew 14:13 Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. After sending them home, he went up …

It was a random Saturday morning and we were meeting my daughter and her children for a casual breakfast. Dave and I arrived first, ordered and settled at a table. We saw them first as they parked the car and unloaded the girls from their carseats. The oldest turned toward the coffee shop and noticed …

Your help comes from Him alone! Pause, take 5 and listen!