Ears of the Heart

Picture a set of ears attached to your heart. Got that? Ok, now ponder deeply, do our ears actually do the hearing? Or does our mind hear what we select and then through our intellect, we translate the meaning? The wisest man known to have ever lived asked God for a discerning heart, a heart…

The Girl I Was

I was that shy girl who had low self-worth. I was the girl who envied those who had parents who took interest in their children.  I was the girl who believed she had no chance of being loved.  I was the girl who compared herself to the popular girls at school, to the magazine models,…

A Narrow Gate

We often convince ourselves to take a particular direction. With confidence we believe  that the path we are on is the right one. Many travel down a preferred road without a thought about eternity. The Truth warns us “Push yourself through the narrow gate. For wide and broad is the road that leads to destruction,…

Fences and Gates

A fence is a barricade to keep things out.  It shields and protects fields, livestock, and our homes.   A fence also keeps dogs, horses and children from running into harm.  A fence is a guard against prowlers, it is a hedge of protection.  “How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw…

1st 2nd 3rd JOHN

The living and active Word of God Almighty says that we are recognized by how we love and pray for our enemies. Let us not edge out God by allowing our EGO to hinder our duty to love one another unconditionally, just as He loves us all. “Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and…

A Time to Sing

In October of 2018 a group of 23 people from across the globe  travelled to visit historic places in Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was born, lived, died and was raised from the dead. This once-in-a-lifetime experience deepened the meaning of “Christ in me, His hope for glory.” These worship songs were taped live at the…

1st and 2nd PETER

Peter is the rugged fisherman who gives us hope. As he matured in faith, we marveled at his courage to walk out to Jesus on water, then shortly afterwards we heard him deny Jesus three times.  Peter is the same man who confessed boldly; “You are the Messiah, the Christ”. By God’s immeasurable grace, Peter…

JOY INCREASING ?

“What are you thinking?” Are you considered one of the Frozen Chosen? Many books direct our thinking, so what are you reading? Whatever is lovely, true, noble and decent?  Apply Truth to your Thought Diet. Listen to your thoughts, catch the complaint, notice any thought habits of self ridicule? Be aware of how your thoughts…

Praying for More Fruit

Am I destined to spend eternity, the-certain-long-forever-time …walking in Joy or screamin in the flames of hell? Is my final destination determined by who I follow, who I trust, who I call on, and who I listen to? What if it is? Who am I listening to? Compared to eternity, my time on earth is…