Posted in April 2013

“It Is Finished!”

So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!”  And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.  John 19:30   These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation;  but be of good cheer, I have overcome the … Continue reading

What I Have Learned Through Blogging

that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.  Romans 1:12 Last fall (2012) God took me through a difficult period of refining.  He was teaching me to obey his voice rather than man’s.  During that period of time I felt the Lord prodding me … Continue reading

Five Minute Friday – Friend

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother Proverbs 18:24 Five Minute Friday–write for five minutes about one topic, without edit.  Today’s topic Friend Friend… Just as cookies come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors so do friends.  No, two, fit the same … Continue reading


This is the day the LORD has made;  We will rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24 As spring shines its warm face upon the earth I can’t help but smile. Grass, dried and brown has been replaced with long slender blades of green.  Flowers hidden beneath the ground have pushed their faces up … Continue reading


“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom;  all who follow his precepts have good understanding.  To him belongs eternal praise.”  Psalm 111:10  When fear’s tentacles tangle tightly around our souls it can paralyze us, take us captive, and keep us from reaching our potential.  There’s a whole spectrum of things people fear: … Continue reading


Whoever keeps the law is a discerning son, But a companion of gluttons shames his father.  Proverbs 28:7 Four the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty, And drowsiness will clothe a man with rags. Proverbs 23:21 I’m not what you would call a shopper–oh yes, I shop for groceries and things my family … Continue reading

We Are God’s Masterpiece

“For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT))  The wheels of life go round and round–working, serving, cleaning, cooking, paying bills…the list goes on and on.  It’s so easy to feel like your just … Continue reading

Five Minute Friday – Here

Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she may lay her young–Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God.  Psalm 84:3   Hooking up with Five Minute Friday, you type for five minutes on one topic.  Today’s topic is Here. Here is home. … Continue reading

Encouragement For Saturday

Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Romans 15:5-6 No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other … Continue reading

Five Minute Friday – After

To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.  Revelation 3:21 I’m hooking up with Five Minute Friday – you write for five minutes about one topic, today’s topic is – after. Sometimes after something is finished we … Continue reading

Encouragement For Monday

He will shield you with his wings.  He will shelter you with his feathers.  His faithful promises are your armor and protection.  Psalm 91:4 Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being.  Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.  Albert Schweitzer People want … Continue reading