Righteousness, Peace, and Joy

What are your squabbles over? What is it others do that offends you? What is it you do that offends others? Are those things really important? Why is it we allow the smallest things to set us off on a tirade or at least irritate us? There are some things others do that can irritateContinue reading “Righteousness, Peace, and Joy”

Endless Spring

Have you ever been so thirsty your mouth felt as though it was full of peanut butter? Have your lips cracked with dryness from lack of water? Have you been unable to speak because your throat was so dry you couldn’t squeak out anything above a whisper? I venture to say we all have beenContinue reading “Endless Spring”

Surrender to Achieve

Are you striving to be a better person? Do you set goals you want to achieve? Are you willing to consider different goals? Are you willing to be radical in your thinking and developing your goals? I dare say most of us want to be a better person. However, we may not be able toContinue reading “Surrender to Achieve”

Inexpressible Joy

Are you looking for joy? Do you long to have joy in your life? Have you found joy? Or is it a fleeting feeling that comes and goes? Have you discovered that your joy is connected to your faith in Jesus? We all seek joy in our life. Though, for many people, they define joyContinue reading “Inexpressible Joy”

Hope Through Character, Perseverance, and Suffering

Are you suffering? Are you persevering? Do you understand what real suffering is? Or do you consider having niceties taken away is suffering? Do you understand what it means to persevere? Do you have hope? Notice how today’s Scripture builds on itself like a set of stairs. We may look at it and discard itContinue reading “Hope Through Character, Perseverance, and Suffering”

Filled With Hope

Are you filled with hope? Where does your hope come from? Does it come from the promise of a promotion at work? Perhaps a new relationship? Or, are you without much hope right now? Do you know there is a hope available to you that has no end? When the word hope is used inContinue reading “Filled With Hope”