Trust and Receive More

Are you a trusting person? When you trust someone, do you expect trust in return? Do you expect something other than or more than trust? What if you could get more than trust? Would you be willing to trust to get more in return? Trusting someone else, especially with our entire being can be challenging.Continue reading “Trust and Receive More”

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”

Are You Lost

Have you lost your way? An overwhelming and vast majority of people will say “No.” What I have witnessed and even experienced myself is that we more often than not don’t realize we have lost our way. We either believe we are doing just fine or we are comfortable lying to ourselves and others byContinue reading “Are You Lost”

Hope Through the Spirit

Do you have hope? Are you filled with joy? Do you live in peace? Do you seek to have those in your life? Do you know how you can find them? Would like to have them to the point of overflowing with them? It is our human nature to desire a peaceful and calm life.Continue reading “Hope Through the Spirit”

The Great Healer

Are you suffering from an ailment of some kind? Do you long to be healed, to be made whole again? Are you actively seeking being healed, or are you sitting idle and wishing? Have you turned to the healer of all? We know or meet people on a regular basis who suffer from one ailmentContinue reading “The Great Healer”

Joy in Love

Joy is a permanent condition. We can have joy even in the midst of great sorrow. The source of our joy is Jesus. He has given us His teachings, some of the miracles He performed, and sacrificed for us for that purpose. Jesus states in today‚Äôs passage that He told His disciples (and us) allContinue reading “Joy in Love”

Peace Through Love

Yesterday, we covered some peace principles. Today, we continue that discussion as Paul provides those same principles in simpler terms. As he is writing to the church in Colossae, he gives them (and us) a rapid-fire lesson on how to live as Christians. In Colossians 3:1-17, Paul rattles off a series of reasons for usContinue reading “Peace Through Love”

Peace, Encouragement, Thanks

Does peace rule your life? Or is your life full of upheaval, drama, and uncertainty? Do you admonish with psalms or with a sharp tongue that cuts deep? Do you do everything with thankfulness in your heart? Many, if not most, of us will say we long for peace. Yet we often do little inContinue reading “Peace, Encouragement, Thanks”

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”

Mighty Power

Are you in need of strength today? Are you facing a mountain of struggles? Do you feel as though your world is crumbling around you? Do you believe there are evil forces at work against you? Do you realize how true that feeling may be? Do you know how to survive it? As much asContinue reading “Mighty Power”