Tag: despair

Spring Clean-up

Spring clean-up. Right now, that is a loaded phrase and one that could send me running from the room screaming, holding my head. It always feels like this at this time of year. It is the end of April and we have… Read More

Daily Reads 04.22.2019

What does it mean to follow Jesus? If it isn’t found in following rules and it isn’t found in a life of self-denial and it isn’t about mysterious experiences, what is it? Read: Matthew 16:24; John 10:27; John 13:34-35 If I could… Read More

Daily Reads 04.14.2019

Read: Colossians 2:2-4; 6-7 I do not do well with house plants. They die. It’s just that simple. Unless it is a cactus that doesn’t require much care or attention. I don’t seem to have the touch. Orchids are especially troubling to… Read More

Daily Reads 04.07.2019

Tonight as I sit to write, my heart is full. Earlier this evening, I watched the sunset over the water while I walked along the beach. Listening to the lapping of the waves, the calling of the birds, the muffled conversations of… Read More

Daily Reads 3.29.2019

Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can transform your life. Read: Colossians… Read More

Daily Reads 3.24.2019

Today as you prepare for Sunday, take a few minutes to listen to this faith affirming song. It truly is Christ alone! He is a person who will not disappoint!

Daily Reads 3.23.2019

Read: Romans 15:13 God is our source of hope, and when we trust in him, we will be filled with joy and peace. Then confident hope will be ours in abundance through the work of the Holy Spirit. Hope doesn’t mean the… Read More

Daily Reads 3.22.2019

Every day we say things like: “I hope we go out for dinner tonight!” “I hope I don’t get sick.” “I hope I don’t run out of gas.” “I hope the kids come home before dark.” All of those statements reflect something… Read More

Daily Reads 3.21.2019

Read: Romans 8:23-25 This passage requires a bit of digging into because at first glance it seems way off base. I have observed one thing that keeps us from placing our hope in God is sickness and suffering. That is the million… Read More

Do you see what I see?

Instead you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. I Peter 3:15