Tag: growth

Daily Reads 01.24.2020

Read: Ezekiel 37:1-14 This scripture is the account of Ezekiel’s ecstatic experience where he was led by the spirit of God in a vision to a valley full of dry bones. The purpose was to reveal to Ezekiel the true condition of the hearts of the Israelites in captivity. There are several things of note …

Daily Reads 01.22.2020

I spoke at a women’s retreat this past weekend. It was a wonderful group of beautiful women gathering to hear from their Father. We worshipped, ate and crafted together and, of course, circled up around the word of God. Friday evening I spoke on preparing ourselves for a move of God. It is much like …

Daily Reads 12.27.2019

Henri J.M. Nouwen wrote a beautiful book entitled “Life of the Beloved.” A short and valuable read, it explores the possibility of spiritual living in a secular world. During Advent, I read Nouwen’s Advent devotional. The entry for Day 21 was entitled, “Belovedness Belongs to All.” I was challenged to see not only myself, but …

Daily Reads 11.29.2019

Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.” Luke 12:15 Black Friday! Are you a die-hard Black Friday shopper? Do you wait until Cyber Monday? Do you like to shop at all? No matter where you find yourself today, remember that having more “things” will …

Daily Reads 11.28.2019

Thankful: conscious of benefits received; expressive of thanks Thankfulness: the quality or state of being thankful HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Always be joyful.  Never stop praying.  Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Daily Reads 11.17.2019

Today, whether you are in community worship or at home in your recliner, take a few minutes to be wrenchingly honest with yourself. Are you slowly moving away from where you want to be? Are you taking care of the important things along the way like family, children, relationships? And most important of all, your …

Daily Reads 11.14.2019

Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the …

Daily Reads 09.30.2019

Read: I John 5:13-15 Asking for what I need. Why is that difficult? I think it’s because, in asking, I admit that I am not self-sufficient. Acknowledging weakness isn’t a trait admired in our world. And, to be honest, it wasn’t a trait I learned as a child. What about you? Does asking for help …

Daily Reads 09.27.2019

Read: Zephaniah 3:17 Today our youngest daughter will say “I do” to the love of her life. For the last 18 months, I have watched Zac and Katlyn grow in love. And it has been a beautiful progression to observe. You see, Katlyn thrives in this relationship. She is the best version of herself. Her …

Daily Reads 09.21.2019

Another observation regarding chosenness: you gotta live like you believe it. There is a saying, “Fake it, ’til you make it.” I don’t know where it came from or if its roots are admirable, but it applies here. After encountering the Lord, learning his thoughts toward you, you need to walk like it. No more …