For the past month and a half I have been planning on writing a tribute to one of my heroes. This woman has had a lasting and life-shaping impact on my life. But, if I'm honest, I've put off writing this post. One, because words cannot encapsulate her; I truly don't know where to start. … Continue reading Jo’s Home
I got off the phone with my mom. Put my cell down and started to cry. Due to finances and work schedule, I had just made the decision to not go home for Christmas. This was going to be my first Christmas EVER without my parents. Needless to say, I wasn't happy with this prospect. … Continue reading Thoughts This Christmas
Think with me briefly of two well known stories in the gospels. One involves a woman who touches Jesus in a crowd. There were many pressing and touching Jesus as was plain by Peter’s answer (Luke 8:45)…yet only one was healed by an infusion of Divine power. But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I … Continue reading The Necessity of Faith in Prayer–Part 2
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 “Only God can move mountains, but faith and prayer move God”. E.M. Bounds There are two common extremes when it comes to the exercise … Continue reading The Necessity of Faith In Prayer
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes… Romans 1:16a Keep … Continue reading Take A Leap…
"For with God, nothing shall be impossible!" Luke 1:37 Difficulties often crowd the believer's path, and trials line his way. Obstacles and opposition meet him at almost every turn. What to do at times--he scarcely knows, for he has been disappointed so often, and is now so completely baffled--that his way is hedged up with … Continue reading Is it Impossible?
…faith involves both a renunciation and a reliance. First, we must renounce any trust in our own performance as the basis of our acceptance before God. We trust in our own performance when we believe we’ve earned God’s acceptance by our good works. But we also trust in our own performance when we believe we’ve … Continue reading A Renunciation & A Reliance