Known by Your Fruit

The Fruit of the Spirit's not a coconutThe Fruit of the Spirit's not a coconutIf you want to be a coconutYou might as well hear it:You can't be a fruit of the Spirit Cause the fruit isLove, joy, peace, patienceKindness, goodness, faithfulnessGentleness and self-controlLove, joy, peace, patienceKindness, goodness, faithfulnessGentleness and self-control This is how my [...]

In Your Anger

I love to read the Psalms. Yes, they are poetic. Beautiful. Full of emotion. But I also love to read them, because I find that David was all up in his feelings at times as much as I find myself most of the time. Case in point: Arise, O Lord!    Rescue me, my God!Slap all my enemies [...]

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule. Do you remember the first time you heard it? Maybe it was spoken by a parent as you were picking at a sibling. Maybe a teacher as they were listing the classroom rules. Maybe somewhere along the way you just heard it. Believed it to be a long-standing societal rule: “Do unto [...]

To The Young: You Have Influence, Too

Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 1 Timothy 4:12, NLT Today’s post on Christian character is for the younger folk. Those growing up and learning how to [...]

The Path of Integrity

People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall. Proverbs 10:9 What exactly is integrity? We often throw that word around. Use it to describe people who do or even don’t possess it. A person said to have integrity is someone described as having a moral compass that does [...]

Promise of God: Never Forgotten

Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne?But even if that were possible, I would not forget you! Isaiah 49:15, NLT I often wonder what makes a person “unforgettable.” My husband and I took a short walk down memory lane the other night. He was [...]

Promises of God: Sleep

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. Psalm 4:8, NLT I wrote my very first blog post in August of 2013. The last paragraph ending with this desire: My transparency may not only be God’s way of helping me be honest with myself and others, [...]

Promises of God: A Reason

Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. Psalm 139:16, NLT "Everything happens for a reason." A phrase I have had a problem with a time. Two. Three hundred. And some. For me, at times...it seemed like a pat answer usually given [...]

Promises of God: Healing

He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. Revelation 21:4, NLT Today’s devotional is not part of the monthly promises. It’s prompted from my hiatus in my effort to write. My inability to do much at [...]